Scheidegger Forest

Verona, WI
Length: 1.00 mi.
Type: Loop

About This Trail

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Scheidegger Forest is nearly 80 acres and offers a mile of loop of hiking trails, a reservable shelter, and restroom. The area has been restored from a former Dane County Sheriff shooting range to a managed forest of primarily oak and hickory. The shelter, kiosk, and bathroom were all built from wood harvested on-site.  Water is not available at this site.

The forest offers two loop trails. From the main trail head going up the small incline, you can take trail to the left for a lollipop loop or go to the right to make a larger loop back to the parking lot. There is some gentle incline on the trail, but nothing that is too strenuous for children. The forest offers a picnic shelter, group campsite and vault restrooms. There is a small board walk at the end of the larger loop trail. This park has easy short trails that are great for children to explore. The trail is dirt/grass and not stroller friendly, a carrier is recommended.

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Trail Features

Surface type Dirt
Stroller friendly No
ADA accessible No
Water fountains No
Bathrooms No
Cell reception Spotty
Pet friendly Yes
Nearby convenience store Yes
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles

Trail highlights

Picnic Area, Shaded Hike, Shelter, and Wildlife Viewing

Easy, quiet County forest featuring 1 mile of trails. Kids will enjoy small board walk and fallen trees to climb one

Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $0.00

Forest offers a small parking area near picnic shelter.

Trail Contributor

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Hello, I’m Abby, one of the Branch Ambassadors for the Madison, WI Hike it Baby branch. I’m a mom to 3 kiddos ranging from baby to school aged. I’m from Cincinnati, Ohio and have lived in several states over the past few years including Indiana, Ohio, Florida and now Wisconsin! We’ve lived here since May 2017 and have absolutely fallen in love with the area and LOVE to explore all the outdoor areas around us. Hike it Baby quickly became part of our lives and has built an amazing community for our family. Looking forward to continue helping families explore and love the outdoors one hike at a time! Can’t wait to see you out on a hike!


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Getting There

Forest is located at 1828 Range Trl
Verona, WI 53593, a short distance away from County Road PB and Prairie Moraine County park.