Black Hawk Unit

Sauk City, Wisconsin 53583

Black Hawk Unit

Black Hawk Unit Professional Review and Guide

"Named after a Native American chief who led a group of followers in an unsuccessful war against federal troops in the 1830s, the Black Hawk Unit of the Lower Wisconsin State Riverway is a stretch of woods and grassland that lies just east of the Wisconsin River where it flows by the twin river towns of Prairie Du Sac and Sauk City.

The hike starts out with a climb up a steep ridge that takes in the view of the surrounding rolling countryside, then moves through woodland before looping up into lowland territory, with wildflowers clustered along several stretches. Plenty of wildlife inhabit the unit, and the trails see relatively little use, so it’s not difficult to spot deer and other forest creatures."

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Trail Information

Sauk City
Nearby City
5 miles
Trail Type
Skill Level
3 hours
Views, Wildflowers
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, 5808 County Highway C, Spring Green, WI 53588; (608) 588-7723;
Local Contacts
USGS Black Earth, WI; map available from trail contact and online
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018