Richard Bong State Recreation Area

MODERATE 14 reviews

Richard Bong State Recreation Area is a 8.2 mile loop trail located near Brighton, WI and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from April until October.

8.3 miles 262 feet Loop

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

2 months ago

2 months ago

Great trail some simple water crossings for horses very minimal rocks in trail :-)

4 months ago

nice hike with great wild life.

5 months ago

Loved the trails with some nice benches to take a break from the hike... had so much fun, I would love to do it some more...

hiking
5 months ago

Great trail & definitely will be back to explore some more!

walking
7 months ago

Damp but glorious day! Trails in great shape for April.

trail running
1 year ago

Ran the red section. The DNR does an awesome job on the trail system. Gentle rolling hills make for an enjoyable non technical trail run experience.

1 year ago

Ran the Orange to Blue course. Easy rolling well manicured. and well marked trail system . I will be back soon to run the horsetrail soon. Highly recommend! Even the pheasant hunters and their dogs were friendly.

hiking
2 years ago

I drove up there from the Round Lake, IL area in mid-April to check it out. I had planned to bike the trails, but the biking trails were closed, as were the horse trails (probably due to wet conditions). Be aware of the use fees: $10 vehicle, $4 trail pass fee (bikes, horses). Cheaper for Wisconsinites. 3 stars for now; didn't spend enough time to really rate it. Just wanted to pass on the info about fees and trail closings. They have a phone number, 262-878-5600. Call ahead. 26313 Burlington Rd., Kansasville, WI 53139.

hiking
3 years ago

Went up to Bong on a Saturday in the fall. Be warned; during hunting season you are restricted from hiking to certain areas. Still had a nice time, hiking was OK, but could only hike the smallest loop in the trail system (green trail). Would like to give it a try when all trails are accessible.

hiking
4 years ago

i have taken my residents on these walking trails because of the easy slopes and short distances......4 miles, no problem. plenty of wildlife; deer, turkey, pheasant, etc. the walk around wolf lake is our favorite.

hiking
4 years ago

I have hiked all the trails at Bong. The blue loop is the most picturesque and is over 4 miles. The red loop is the longest at 8 miles with the orange loop at about 6 1/2 miles.
The hiking is gorgeous in the fall. Summer is also a good time to hike these trails.

hiking
5 years ago

I have hiked a number of the trails in this park. Spring may be a bit muddy in areas, but still a lovely hike. Most trails are easy to moderate.

This one is the Blue Trail below.

hiking
6 years ago

I hiked the Orange Loop which ended up being 6.7 miles. There are many different trails with the Red Loop being the longest of them all at approx. 8 miles. The trails go through many wetland areas so bring/wear bugs repellent if you do not want to be swarmed by mosquitos. Otherwise, the trip was lovely and while hiking there was no one else on the trails. Definitely a must if you desire a quiet and peaceful hiking experience.