Spring Green Preserve is a 3.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located in the state of WI that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking.
The trail head is next to the road and well marked. This is one of the special sandy trails in Wisconsin. The whole preserve is on ancient Wisconsin River terrance when ice age flood deposited a thick layer of sand. Because of this, the preserve has a unique microenvironment that supports interesting flora and fauna -- including the only native Wisconsin cactus: prickly pears! The cactuses can be found along the trail -- watch your steps. The first half of the trail is mostly flat and traverses what's known as "Wisconsin desert." The second half enters thick forest, climbs up until one emerges on top of a bluff. The trail is well maintained overall. There are a couple downed trees on trail but one can easily go around them. The climb is moderate and short. No bugs on this fall day. Morning fog from Wisconsin river valley covers the ground, but the top of the bluff rises above the fog layer. The blue sky on top and fog layer below add a majestic experience to the hike. Note: there is no restroom in the preserve.