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#11 of 83 state parks in Wisconsin

Best trails in Governor Dodge State Park

396 Reviews
Looking for a great trail in Governor Dodge State Park, Wisconsin? AllTrails has 11 great hiking trails, trail running trails, dogs leash trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 7 moderate trails in Governor Dodge State Park ranging from 2.2 to 7.1 miles and from 964 to 1,243 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

Governor Dodge is one of the state's largest parks in Wisconsin. With many scenic acres of steep hills, bluffs, lakes and a waterfall, this park has much to offer. Recreational activities that can be done here are hiking, biking, horseback riding, camping and picnicking. Note that state trail passes are required for biking and horseback riding. For water recreational activities, Governor Dodge has two lakes, Cox Hollow and Twin Valley, which can be used for boat launching, swimming, and fishing. During the winter, you can cross country ski, ice fish, snowshoe, sled and snowmobile! Governor Dodge has much to offer in terms of activities and nature viewing.

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Map of trails in Governor Dodge State Park
Park information
Acreage:
5,270 acres
Park hours
Monday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sunday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Contact
(608) 935-2315.
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Top trails (11)
#1 - Lost Canyon Trail
Governor Dodge State Park
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Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 1 h 38 m
Lost Canyon Trail is a 3.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Dodgeville, Wisconsin that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and naturShow more
#2 - Governor Dodge State Park Trail
Governor Dodge State Park
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Length: 7.1 mi • Est. 3 h 31 m
Governor Dodge State Park Trail is a 7.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Dodgeville, Wisconsin that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activShow more
#3 - Pine Cliff Trail
Governor Dodge State Park
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 1 h 10 m
Pine Cliff Trail is a 2.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Dodgeville, Wisconsin that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is aShow more
#4 - Stephens' Falls Trail
Governor Dodge State Park
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Length: 0.3 mi • Est. 8 m
Stephens' Falls Trail is a 0.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Dodgeville, Wisconsin that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking,Show more
#5 - Stephens Falls and Lost Canyon Short Loop
Governor Dodge State Park
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Length: 1.3 mi • Est. 38 m
Stephens Falls and Lost Canyon Short Loop is a 1.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Dodgeville, Wisconsin that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The traiShow more
#6 - Lost Canyon Trail and Meadow Valley Trail Loop
Governor Dodge State Park
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Length: 6.3 mi • Est. 3 h 6 m
Lost Canyon Trail and Meadow Valley Trail Loop is a 6.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Dodgeville, Wisconsin that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trShow more
#7 - Small Caves at Governor Dodge
Governor Dodge State Park
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Length: 4 mi • Est. 1 h 49 m
Small Caves at Governor Dodge is a 4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Dodgeville, Wisconsin that features a cave. The trail is rated as moderate and is primarily used for hiking, trail Show more
#8 - Goldmine Trail
Governor Dodge State Park
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 55 m
Goldmine Trail is a 1.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Dodgeville, Wisconsin that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily usedShow more
#9 - Mill Creek Loop
Governor Dodge State Park
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 1 h 47 m
Mill Creek Loop is a 3.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Dodgeville, Wisconsin that features a lake. The trail is rated as moderate and is primarily used for hiking and mountain bikingShow more
#10 - Meadow Valley Trail
Governor Dodge State Park
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Length: 5.2 mi • Est. 2 h 29 m
Meadow Valley Trail is a 5.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Dodgeville, Wisconsin that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, runninShow more
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