Military Ridge State Trail

EASY 10 reviews

Military Ridge State Trail is a 40 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Verona, Wisconsin and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

40.0 miles
846 feet
Point to Point

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly


mountain biking

road biking

trail running


rails trails

The 40-mile Military Ridge State Trail, in Iowa and Dane counties, connects Dodgeville and Madison, by way of an 1855 military route between Verona and Dodgeville. The trail runs along the southern borders of Governor Dodge and Blue Mound state parks and runs east following highway 18 starting near Blue Mound State Park, through Mt Horeb, and ending near County Rd PD in Verona, WI. The trail is partially paved for several miles and the rest is crushed gravel and ideal for bicycling or walking and is wheelchair accessible.

10 months ago

this is a horrid trail. runs along highway, very noisy. Areas filled with sand instead of gravel which cause you to nearly fall and not always noticeable in the gravel till you're on top of it. poorly maintained. Dont think any funds from trail fees to ride the trail are going toward its maintenance. find another trail in this fantastic biking area of southeastern wi instead.

Sunday, November 06, 2016

Great trail, but be sure you pay for access. they were issuing tickets on the day I hiked.

Friday, January 02, 2015

Hike 10 miles from Verona to small town past Riley. Trail is well kept and easy to walk. Hope to do the whole trail this year. It was 45 deg F on the day I hiked

Monday, February 25, 2013

42 miles a pleasant Wisconsin country side. You guys don't know how good you have it! Just one of Wisconsin's many scenic rail trails :)

road biking
Monday, August 27, 2012

We biked this trail from Madison to Mt. Horeb and back. It was a fun ride, with stops at the Grumpy Troll and Riley's Tavern. A great day!

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11 months ago

mountain biking
Monday, August 22, 2016

road biking
Tuesday, June 23, 2015