Hike Springfield Hill Ice Age Trail Segment

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Hike Springfield Hill Ice Age Trail Segment

September 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Ice Age Trail Springfield Hill

· Dane, WI

Meet at the parking lot.


Springfield Hill Segment is a 1.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Dane, Wisconsin that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The current loop trail cuts through oak savanna and hardwood forest on a ridgeline before gently descending into a prairie. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and snowshoeing and is accessible year-round. There is an old log cabin on the trail, lots of apple trees, a pond, and some history about the property as an old farm. There is even a camping spot on this trail for hikers of the Ice Age Trail. A lot of work is being done on this property to restore the prairie and landscape. if there is interest, we’ll head over to Indian Lake afterwards to do another short stretch of trail up to the top of the hill to see the chapel.

The trail is located just off highway 12 west of Middleton on Ballweg Road. Map: https://www.alltrails.com/explore/trail/us/wisconsin/springfield-hill-segment?mobileMap=false&ref=sidebar-static-map

What we’re about

A group for LGBTQ+ people, their friends, families and allies to come together and enjoy outdoor activities. These can include hiking, walking, running, biking, skiing, camping, backpacking, paddling and other outdoor recreational and social activities with people interested in the outdoors. This is a great way to experience the outdoors with other people who share your interests.

Members can suggest ideas for meetup activities, so feel free to share your ideas. If you want to be an organizer, let Jon know. There are a few guidelines for activities.

1. They should be fun! (Why have a meetup if it isn’t fun?)

2. They should be inclusive – anybody in the group can join in (if they have the proper gear when that’s required).

3. They should be safe. If risks are involved, they should be minimized following standard safety procedures, and potential participants should know about them ahead of time.

4. They follow the rules of the venue the activity is taking place in, i.e. stay on the trail, carry in/carry out, pets on a leash, etc..

5. They should be fun!

If you have questions, let an organizer know.


September 18
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Event Categories:
UW Division of the Arts
Atlas Counseling

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