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New Glarus Woods State ParkTrail descriptions

New Glarus Woods State Park offers eight miles of trails that wind through mature forests and restored prairies. Visitors can enjoy hiking up and down the rolling terrain while observing wildlife such as deer, squirrels, turkeys, a variety of songbirds and woodpeckers. Not all trails are surfaced. trail surfaces can become slippery when wet or leaf covered and will occasionally have loose sand or gravel or exposed rock.

Hiking Basswood nature trail

The Basswood trail is a 0.4 mile interpretive trail with interpretive signs describing the park's history, flora and fauna. This trail starts and ends next to the picnic area playground.

Hiking Bison nature trail

The Bison Nature trail is an 0.8-mile interpretive trail offering interpretive signs with information about prairie life, history and management. The Bison Nature trail meanders through the northern park prairie and includes some unusual features such as a swinging bench and life size Bison replica.

Hiking Chattermark trail

This trail is a 0.1-mile trail loop that provides access to the Chattermark amphitheater.

Hiking Great Oak trail

The Great Oak trail is a 0.2 mile wooded trail that connects the Bison Nature trail and the Sugar River Spur trail near the walk-to campsites.

Hiking Havenridge nature trail

This 4.2 mile trail travels throughout the park. Hikers will travel through a variety of woodlands, prairies and meadows. A guidebook keyed to 36 numbered trail markers along the Havenridge trail explains many natural features. Guide books are available at the park entrance station and office.

Hiking Biking Sugar River trail spur

This paved spur connects to the Sugar River State trail, a 24-mile long recreation trail that connects New Glarus Woods to the communities of Monticello, Albany and Brodhead.

Hiking Vista trail

The trail connects the Havenridge trail and the Bison Nature trail on the north end of the property. This trail travels through a forest restoration that provides a view of New Glarus. The trail also connects to the Bison trail and prairie.

Hiking Walnut trail

The Walnut trail is a 0.5 mile trail that intersects the southern Havenridge trail loop and provides a relatively flat woodland hiking experience. There is an accessible wildlife blind for wildlife viewing and hunting.

Last revised: Friday October 17 2014