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Walk: Pheasant Branch Creek Corridor Trail

  • August 17, 2021
  • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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Pheasant Branch Creek Corridor Trail

ADA Accessible

Free to PLATO Members and Guests

Registration Will Open August 1st

Introducing Walk Leader

Hans Hilbert is one of the co-presidents of the Friends of Pheasant Branch Conservancy.

The Walk and Talk

The walk and talk will focus on the history of the waterway and how it has been changed over the last 75 years by weather events
and the impact it has made to the Yahara Chain of Lakes.

We will also hear what the City of Middleton and Dane County are planning to do to reduce the impact of future exceptional storms.

This will be a 2 1/2 mile walk along the Pheasant Branch Creek Corridor Trail.  The paved, two-lane trail is ADA-accessible and suitable for hiking and biking. Users will find benches along the way. The wide, gently rolling trail will allow us to walk at a comfortable pace with stops for information. 

COVID-19 Safety Protocols

We will follow Dane County COVID-19 safety protocols in place at the time of the walk.  By registering for this event, you:

  • Agree to wear a mask if you are unvaccinated.  Fully vaccinated participants do not need to wear masks unless they feel more comfortable doing so.
  • Acknowledge that going on the walk is voluntary and a personal decision. PLATO recommends full compliance with safety standards: masks, social distancing, and handwashing. We are not responsible for enforcing public health orders. 


Our leaders will have directional microphones to assist in delivering the message clearly as possible.  The microphones have added greatly to the quality of the conversations as we walk and make informational stops along the way.

Length, Difficulty & Pace of Walk

A two to three mile walk along a wide paved trail following the creek through gently rolling corridor at a  moderate pace with informational stops.  The walk will take about 2.5 hours.

On a scale of 1 to 5, where 5 is very  steep, the trails are rated 2.0.

Handicap Accessibility?

The trails are said to be ADA accessible as i winds down the creek corridor and uses hardwood bridges over the water.  Please call Mike at 608 257-9164 to further evaluate the trails.

Driving and Parking Information

We will be using the Parmenter Street entrance to the Pheasant Branch Creek Corridor Trail.  There is parking available just north of the trail head in the parking lot of an office building at 2501 Parmenter Street. 

To find the parking lot at 2501 Parmenter Street, click on Google Maps and enter your beginning location with 2501 Parmenter Street as the ending location.


There are no bathroom facilities on the walk.

General Guidance

PLATO has the right to cancel any event if it is apparent that the activity itself does not comply with the current guidelines.  PLATO can also cancel any activity if there is an increase in COVID cases (or hospitalizations or deaths), which would increase an infection risk for the participants.

Questions?  Contact trip leader Mike Dilorio at mdiiorio1234@gmail.com

PLATO is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in association with:

For more information about PLATO, contact:

PLATO Office Operations
UW-Madison Continuing Studies
21 N. Park St, 7th Floor, Madison, WI 53715
Email: info@platomadison.org
Phone: 608-262-5823
Fax: 608-265-4555

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