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The best way to experience the Reserve is on foot. Hiking is allowed throughout property and on all trails, all year long and any type of weather. Three hiking-only trails are currently maintained within the Reserve:

  • an approximate one-mile loop starts and ends at the Visitor Center with connection to Old 131 Trail,
  • Jug Creek Back-Country Trail is a one-mile loop leading up to an overlook located about four miles north of La Farge just east of Highway 131,
  • Billings Creek Back-Country Trail winds from Winchel Valley Road to County Highway F at the Reserve's northern end. 

Please note that there are not bridges at the trail crossings of Warner, Weister, nor Billings Creeks. Trail crossings are generally shallow yet too wide to jump across. Plan accordingly. 

Back-country trails are not built by or maintained by mechanized equipment.





Three fellas at the overlook on Black Hawk Rock


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Be courteous and cautious while you explore and enjoy. Yield to horseback riders; horse can be easily startled. Talking to the horses helps the animal differentiate you from a wild predator.



Suggested Hikes

Trail Etiquette

Kickapoo Valley Reserve | S3661 State Highway 131 | La Farge, Wisconsin 54639 
Phone: 608-625-2960 | FAX: 608-625-2962

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