Explore the most popular horseback riding trails in Wisconsin with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

my favorite trail around Antioch. winter hiking is perfect. start of summer bugs get pretty bad. bring bug spray. fall is gorgeous. trails are over grown, but makes it an adventure. dogs LOVE it too.

My favorite in the area. The bears are aggressive unless you bring peanut butter and banana sandwiches, do not feed them though, they just wanna watch you eat them.

1 month ago

Quiet on a weekdays, some vehicle traffic on adjacent road.

I thought this was a great hike! Usually when they say moderate it’s because there is a bump in road... this was actually a narrow trail with ups and downs. I enjoyed it, but because it gets dark so early, I chose a shorter trail.... the brown. I will be back to do a longer one, hopefully in the near future and with more time on my hands!

At the end of November some trails have been closed due to bow hunting in the area and others are due to be closed to hiking when skiing begins. It’s a beautiful area to walk through, but the sound of traffic from the interstate pervades the area. The best thing about this trail is that it’s so close to my house in Madison.

road biking
2 months ago

Lovely fall bike ride!

horseback riding
2 months ago

Beautiful, nice trails, both through woods and prairie settings. Highly recommend! Know that there is parking on top of the hill for trailers, do not use the smaller lower lot by HWY 78.

on Donald Park Trail

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful park and trails are very well marked! Some trails were a little muddy, but to be expected considering the wet season we've had. Beware of ticks!

road biking
3 months ago

It’s timer on 9/22, loved this trail!

We love biking on this trail!

Beautiful trail with some decent uphill treks and changes in the flora and fauna depending on how high up you go. Great informative signs and easy trail to follow. Encountered several downed trees 2 of which my husband cleared enough for us to continue on the path! Worth the extra effort!

Horseback riding is awesome

Wonderful day hike. Wear hard sole shoes to help navigate the rocks. it's a shared path with bikers so be prepared to move out if the way.

Did the Lost Canyon Trail which was nice but not very challenging. There’s a ravine portion with lots of boulders which was both beautiful and fun. A couple miles in, I ran into an angry black bear on the trail about 100 feet in front of me. After making myself look Big, etc. he wouldn’t budge. When he started posturing and “yelling” at me I conceded and backed slowly out of his space. Told rangers at the park office who weren’t at all impressed as there are several black bears (and wildcats!) living in the park. Just b aware and enjoy yourself.

hiking
4 months ago

Discovered about a hundred prickly pear cactuses out here today! Amazing and beautiful.

hiking
4 months ago

Nice trail with plenty of contour. Monday morning cloudy 30s, didn't see another person.

road biking
4 months ago

32 miles RT from North Lake to Menomonie Falls. All paved. Beautiful setting. Great ride!

Nice steep hills. Outer loop of the trail is not maintained. I’m 5’8 and the weeds were taller than me. Easy trail for a warm up

hiking
5 months ago

Trails poorly marked. Pure forest and not challenging. Passed by many trails that were closed. Would not go again.

5 months ago

Excellent trail, beautiful scenery

6 months ago

Started this trail from Enee Point. It’s a nice hike, with some steeper inclines. As you climb closer to the top, it’s pretty clear why it’s named Pine Cliff trail, as dry pine needles cover the ground, which added a nice picturesque feature. To reach the peak, you will need to scale some rocks, but that just adds to the adventure! The view of the lake from the top can be a bit covered with greenery, but if you position yourself just right, you can see some very blue water down at the bottom.

The trail itself is very challenging and wonderfully rustic. From an aesthetic point, it’s great! I had a hard time finding the loop and ended up turning around because the mosquitos were absolutely awful. I even sprayed myself on the trail but nothing worked. I would love to try and explore this trail some more, but the bugs might keep me away

Great workout. Steep hills are challenging.

Not impressed at all. Trail is not being maintained at all. Got down towards the bottom and couldn’t find the trail. Had to turn around because the mosquitoes were insane. I saw a turkey though which was cool.

Not a difficult hike at all. The trails are easy to navigate and well kept. Not a lot of bugs. Very pretty walk for sure.

This would be a cool MTB trail if I had mine, you will stir up some deer on the walk and see plenty of birds along the way.

8 months ago

I was out yesterday. It’s about 3 miles from just north of Ripon (Co. E & Locust) to Vines & Rushes. The fair amount of traffic on E which parallels the trail along this stretch was a bit distracting but it was good to get out and move. Only saw 4 other people.

road biking
8 months ago

Very nice trail saw a few ergots and ducks It is off Church street and 173 nice parking will go again saw several hikers and 7 other riders

My husband used to work for the Railroad and was excited to show me, an avid hiker who lived in Oregon, this beautiful trail that once was used for the Railroad. It is a beautiful trail that anyone can use especially if you can’t go on most trails due to a disability.

loved this hike!

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