Pheasant Branch Creek Corridor Trail
Free to PLATO Members and Guests
All PLATO Outdoor events will follow the policies of the PLATO Board and the guidance of the PLATO COVID-19 Advisory Work-group. The current recommendations of the Work-group for outdoor activities include the following:
Introducing Walk Leader
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.
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.
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
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.
PLATO is proudly supported in part by Oakwood Village.
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6209 Mineral Point Road #203
Madison, WI 53705