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Dane County Parks

Information for Hikers

Discover the many scenic hiking trails in Dane County that wind through forests, prairie lands, historical areas, and along hillsides with breathtaking views of the landscape. Enjoy a hike with friends, family or with your dog (see our Dogs in Parks webpage for requirements). With over 100 miles of hiking trails on Dane County Park properties, you are sure to find a trail that will quickly become your new favorite. Some highlights include:

Dane County is also home to segments of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail, one of 11 National Scenic Trails in the United States.The trail traverses some of Wisconsin’s most scenic landscapes, following the western extent of the most recent glacier some 10,000 years ago. One of the best places in the state to view a terminal moraine is along the trail as it passes through Prairie Moraine County Park.

Maps for each Dane County Park showing hiking trails and other features are available on our Park System List webpage. You can also use the Park Search webpage to search for park properties with hiking trails or other activities/amenities.

Visit our Accessibility webpage for a list of easy walks with accessible, hard surface trails.