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)
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