Military Ridge State Trail

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The Military Ridge is a geological feature that stretches from south-central Wisconsin all the way to the Mississippi River. This 100-mile-long high ground is a natural transportation route. The original Native American foot trail became a wagon trail connecting pioneer forts; then a railroad route, a highway corridor, and now a rail bed trail. A trail ride lets you enjoy the timeless beauty of the hills and valleys that radiate from the ridge. The conical shape of Blue Mound is a beacon anywhere along the ridge. It rises 500 feet above the trail. Nearby is Cave of the Mounds, a popular attraction where you can take a guided tour into a world of underground pools and shimmering stalactites and stalagmites. A visit to Military Ridge is a real treat from top to bottom.

  • Trail Length (miles)
    • 40
  • Surface Type
    • Crushed Rock
  • Cross-Country Skiing/Snowshoeing Trail Type
    • Flat
    • Hilly
    • Open
    • Wooded

Nearby Places

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Taste of Taliesin 9/29/2019 Spring Green - 13.64 miles away
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Smoke in the Valley 9/28/2019 Spring Green - 15.81 miles away
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Printmaking Retreat 9/27/2019 - 9/29/2019 Mineral Point - 20.63 miles away
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Cornish Festival 9/27/2019 - 9/29/2019 Mineral Point - 20.8 miles away
6
Madison Symphony Orchestra - Love, Lust & Redemption 9/27/2019 - 9/29/2019 Madison - 23.12 miles away
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National Public Lands Day 9/28/2019 Madison - 23.32 miles away
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Java Jive 9/29/2019 Madison - 23.75 miles away

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Green Innovations

  • Provide field guides and self-tour information to customers
  • Office furniture is sent to UW Swap, which re-sells items to other state agencies and the public.
  • Low-flow water fixtures are in place
  • Use ENERGY STAR qualified windows; insulate pipes
  • Compact fluorescent lighting is used throughout