Glacial Drumlin State Trail

Description: The Glacial Drumlin State Trail runs from Cottage Grove (just east of Madison) to Waukesha, going through the communities of Deerfield, Lake Mills, Sullivan, Dousman, and Wales. Opened in 1986, it follows the old Chicago & Northwestern Railroad bed, so it is relatively flat. The scenery is very good, because of the glacial landscape it runs through.

Official Website: Glacial Drumlin State Trail

Length: 52 miles

Surface: Crushed Limestone, except for eastern 12 miles which is asphalt

Access Fee: You can buy a daily pass or an annual pass. See the Wisconsin DNR website for details.

Facilities on the Trail: There are several parks along the trail that have bathrooms and water

Connections: At its east end, the trail connects directly with the Fox River Trail in Waukesha. You can also take about 2 miles of city streets to connect with the New Berlin Recreation Trail. Map 1 and Map 2 were scanned from the Waukesha County bike trail brochure and map, respectively.

There is no direct connection on the west end of the trail, but you can make your way into Madison to use some trails in the city. The only other connection to the trail is between Dousman and Wales, when the Ice Age Trail follows it for a little bit. The Ice Age Trail is for hiking only.

Photos: (taken 10/25/03)

Connection to Fox River Trail at east end of trail

Start of trail in Waukesha

Looking east at CTH TT. An underpass will be built for the trail here in 2004.

Looking west at CTH TT

Looking east under the CTH G overpass.

Looking west from the rest area in Wales

Looking east, STH 83 goes over the trail

Looking east at Cushing Park Road

Looking west at Cushing Park Road