Military Ridge Trail
The Military Ridge Trail is a 40 mile multi-use trail that runs from Fitchburg to Dodgeville and caters to over 200,000 users annually. This beautiful trail traverses woods, wetlands, prairies, and farmland and small towns. It connects Fitchburg, Verona, Klevenville, Riley, Mount Horeb, Blue Mounds, Barneveld, Ridgeway, and Dodgeville. The east end of the trail connects to 100s of miles of trail that extend into Madison and throughout Wisconsin. The trail includes long stretches of lovely woods with tree canopy, interspersed with occasional vista openings, providing users relief from the hot summer sun. Near Riley, there is an observation platform adjacent to the trail for viewing wildlife and other natural features and many informational signs. Spectacular stretches of wetlands and prairies are studded with wild flowers and home to cranes, woodland and wetland birds, and much more. The trail has 37.5 miles of crushed limestone and 2.5 miles of blacktop (between Fitchburg and Verona) making this stretch of trail usable for in-line skating.