Trail

Viking County Park

Stoughton, WI
Length: 3.00 mi.

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Viking County Park is located along the lower portion of the Yahara River, downstream from nearby Lake Kegonsa and Lake Kegonsa State Park. Park features multiple access points and parking lots making it convenient for the hiking/multiuse trails. Viking county park also has a fenced in dog park with two dog beaches and a small reservable picnic shelter. The trail in Viking county park also connects to the nearby city of Stoughton. In addition to the hiking trails and dog park, it also features ADA accessible facilities, unpaved bicycle/pedestrian trail, canoe/kayak launch, fishing, picnic area, vault toilets, and snowmobile/snowshoe trails in the winter months.

The trail at Viking County Park offers something to see all year long. Wildlife can be seen within the park, and along the Yahara River. In the winter, you may see several ice fisherman along the river inlets. The trail is unpaved packed gravel, which makes it level and easy for all hikers and stroller friendly. A short boardwalk provides entertainment for children all year long! The trial is an in and out trail and approximately 3 miles round trip, but if you choose you could continue on to the Lower Yahara River trail that connects in Stoughton. Park offers two parking lots for easy access to the trail in multiple spots. Parts of the trail also extend out onto peninsulas within the park.

 

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Trail Features

Carrier needed No
Stroller friendly Yes
ADA accessible Yes
Water fountains No
Bathrooms No
Pet friendly Yes
Nearby convenience store Yes
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles
Yes

Trail highlights

Creek / River, Shaded Hike, Viewpoint, and Wildlife Viewing

Trail is mainly flat making it great for little walkers and strollers! Trail gives several vantage points of the Yahara River and will connect with the planned Lower Yahara River Trail in the future. Plenty of variety on this trail, offers nice shaded stretches, open areas and a short board walk and viewing pier.

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!

About The Guide

Hike it Baby Family Trail Guide is an online resource to help families with children source trails that little legs can hike and parents can feel comfortable with. Hike details are sourced and have been hiked by families who participate in our community. Our contributors do their best to give you all the details they can, but if something is missed, you can reach out to the contributor and offer suggestions for them to add to make it a better trail description for all. This guide was built with a generous 3-year partnership with L.L Bean. Like Hike it Baby, L.L Bean believes that helping get families into nature from birth on is key to healthier, happier communities.