Halfway Prairie County Wildlife Area Loop Trail

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Halfway Prairie County Wildlife Area

Halfway Prairie County Wildlife Area Loop Trail is a 1.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Cross Plains, Wisconsin that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and bird watching. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length1.8 miElevation gain154 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashKid friendlyHikingWalkingBird watchingRunningForestWildlife
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A Dane County dog permit is required for dogs.

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Megan Kloth
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HikingGreat!

Compared to the trailhead on the other side of the road, this has very minimal mud. I’m not sure why - but I thought I’d actually be able to get up close to the structures - no such luck as they are all fenced off. Some beautiful sweeping views.

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Mark Mark Shapleigh
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Richelle Galle
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Apryl Fischer
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HikingGreat!

I made this stop on our way to our cabin with my 2 kids. All three of us loved it! The history of this old farmstead was so interesting. The hike was easy enough for my 8 year old to do without complaining, hahaha!

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Lauri Drager
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WalkingBugsOver grown

The trail no longer follows the map on All Trails. Some pretty spots but lots and lots of bugs.

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Timothy Czech
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Hiking

Not well marked, but the trails through the woods are fun

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Mom Of Newfies
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Hiking

Two mile walk around farm field. Great if you want a fast walk with little or no traffic. Currently trails are being developed in the woods.

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Ashley Henn
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HikingNo shade

Nice trail but I would agree that it is a little boring since it's mostly just walking along a field, there was one steep hill though the woods that we were unsure if it was part of the trail until we got to the other side of it but you can tell they are working to clear that trail to make it more adventurous. You could definitely catch a nice tan on a sunny day

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Sara Felton
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Rocky

boring, but quiet and relaxing.

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J N
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Triin Janssen
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HikingNo shade

This trail is an easy walking path between soy bean fields. It’s a nice walk but we found it kind of boring, especially considering the trails across the street at Indian Lake. There is also no shade, whole trail is mowed grass in the field. This is definitely more of a walk than a hike and if that’s what you’re looking for then it’s great. The ruins of the old house are beautiful, especially at sun set.

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Jerry Zhu
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Situated across the road from Indian Lake County Park, Halfway Prairie is hard to miss: you will see the ruin of an old stone house from the road. Most of the trail is along cropped fields, but the northern boundary goes up some small hills. The trail is still being cleared out, follow the pink ribbons. Minor bushwhacking may be necessary. Beautiful shooting stars, wild geranium and other wild flowers along the way. Also look out for elf cup and several other kinds of fungi.

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Eric Bott
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Melissa Zener
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Tylor Tuomi
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Amelia Holzem
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Charles Williams
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Becky C
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David Bellini
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Kevin Sink
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Steven Peer II
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Srinath Reddy
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Fraulein Wanderlust
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Jerry Zhu
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