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Lovely natural sights reward hikers and snowshoers as they trek over the steep slopes on Sugar Maple Trail.

Sugar Maple Trail invites users to explore 1.5 miles all seasons of the year. Both hikers and snowshoers enjoy conquering the steep slopes and the series of steps found along this heavily wooded, self-guided nature trail. Interpretive signage along the path identifies various plants and states ecological principles. The trail also carries users to the scenic Pictured Rock Cave, where a small waterfall spills over the limestone entrance.

In winter, drinking water can be found at the nature center and outdoor toilets are found in the picnic area near the trailhead. Ski poles are recommended. Several campsites are plowed for the overnight visitor.

Directions: From Prairie Du Chien, WI, Travel six miles south along Hwy. 18, then turn west on County C and travel another six miles. The trail is located in the southwest area of the park.

Elevation: 1,090 feet

Elevation Gain: 500 feet

Difficulty: Moderate

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Wyalusing State Park, Wisconsin

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