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

Distance: 2.0 miles Elevation Gain: 259 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

walking

bird watching

running

forest

wildlife

over grown

Please note: Dane County dog permit is required for dogs

hiking
21 days ago

Great! Limited shade, limited folks, couple benches for doggy water breaks. No signage, but just follow the mown bits. Possibly a trail through the woods? Didn't attempt.

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

hiking
1 month ago

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.

hiking
no shade
1 month ago

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

rocky
2 months ago

boring, but quiet and relaxing.

hiking
icy
muddy
snow
3 months ago

hiking
no shade
10 months ago

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.

hiking
Mon May 29 2017

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.

hiking
21 days ago

hiking
9 months ago

Mon Oct 22 2018

walking
Sat Jun 16 2018

Tue May 16 2017