Category Archives: Military Ridge Trail

hikes and walks on the Military Ridge Trail in Wisconsin

Military Ridge Trail: County PB to Fitchburg

Following my recent hike on the western portion of the Military Ridge Trail, I had hiked the entire 40-mile multi-use trail, which follows a former railroad right-of-way, except for about 2.7 miles at the eastern end, between Verona and Fitchburg … Continue reading

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Military Ridge Trail – Pikes Peak Rd to Dodgeville

A couple of years ago I discovered, and started hiking on, the Military Ridge Trail, a 40-mile multi-use trail that runs along a former railroad right of way west of Madison, Wisconsin. I have made it into a small “project” … Continue reading

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Wildflowers along the Military Ridge Trail

On my long walk on the central portion of the Military Ridge Trail I saw so many wildflowers that I decided to write this separate post to highlight the variety. My walk started at a trailhead at Pikes Peak Rd … Continue reading

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Military Ridge Trail – Pikes Peak Rd to Riley

The Military Ridge Trail is a long-distance regional multi-use trail west of Madison, Wisconsin, traversing some 41 cross-country miles on a former railroad right-of-way between Fitchburg and Dodgeville. In Wisconsin multi-use means hiking and biking, as in most areas, but … Continue reading

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Military Ridge Trail – Mt Horeb

This hike/walk was kind of an exploration of the Military Ridge State Trail near the town of Mt Horeb, following a separate hike my brother and I went on earlier the same day at nearby Blue Mound State Park.  There … Continue reading

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Military Ridge Trail – Riley to County PB Trail Head

While in Madison, Wisconsin for a visit with my brother, I went for a second hike/walk.  One thing that I enjoy about hiking is exploring trails and trail systems that are new for me.  This hike included first-time experiences with … Continue reading

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