Military Ridge State Trail and Shake Rag Trail
The 40 mile-long Military Ridge State Trail travels through Iowa and Dane Counties from Dodgeville to Verona. The trail follows an 1855 military road and a former railroad corridor along the ridge tops of this unglaciated corner of Wisconsin. The landscape includes woodlands, wetlands, prairies, villages and small cities as well as picturesque farmland. The trail is constructed of crushed limestone. Its gentle grade is perfect for hiking and biking. There are several observation platforms adjacent to the trail. In Ridgeway the trail passes a historic railroad depot. The new, 6- mile Shake Rag Trail extends the fun from Dodgeville to Mineral Point.
Directions: Parking lots for the Military
Ridge State Trail can be found in
Dodgeville, Ridgeway, Barneveld, Mt.
Gazetteer: Pages 26, 34, 35, 27, & 28 (west to east) (prior to 10th edition). | Page 84, F-2 (10th edition).
Web site: WDNR Military Ridge State Trail
Parking: Parking lots along route.
Nearest Food & Lodging: Dodgeville, Ridgeway and Barneveld.
Fees: State Trail Pass fee.