Donald Park Hike

Mount Horeb, Wisconsin 53572

Donald Park Hike

Donald Park Hike Professional Review and Guide

"Explore a portion of this 781-acre Dane County park. The refuge is centered on three trout streams—Deer Creek, Fryes Feeder, and Mount Vernon Creek—and the hills that surround them. On this hike you will head downstream along meadow-lined Deer Creek, passing a small cave before climbing into wooded hills.

Enter open terrain again at Larson Pond. After completing your first loop, hike upstream along Deer Creek in an ideal mix of field, forest, and stream. Circle around an outcrop, then ascend tree-covered Hitchcock Ridge, where you pass atop a bluff and alongside rock cathedrals that present winter views."

More Donald Park Hike Professional Reviews and Guides

"Located in the area where rolling hills shaped by glaciers meet the more rugged terrain of the Driftless Area, Donald Park sits amidst the picturesque fields and barns of the former Donald/Woodburn farm. The Donald/Woodburn family donated the original 105 acres for the park. It has since grown to nearly 700 acres of oak woods marked by scenic vistas, rock outcroppings, and long stretches of restored prairie and savanna.

The refuge is centered on three trout streams—Deer Creek, Fryes Feeder, and Mount Vernon Creek—and the hills that surround them. On this hike you will head downstream along meadow-lined Deer Creek, passing a small cave before climbing into wooded hills. Enter open terrain again at Larson Pond. After completing your first loop, hike upstream along Deer Creek in an ideal mix of field, forest, and stream."

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Trail Information

Mount Horeb
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
4
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
2.5-3.5 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
Hunting
Additional Use
Views
Features
Donald County Park
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