Here are frequently asked questions about Wolf Run Trail. Have a different question? Send it along at the Contact Us page. Or click on any question in the list to add a comment or suggestion.
- What is Wolf Run Trail?
- Where is Wolf Run Trail?
- What types of activities are permitted on Wolf Run Trail?
- May I ride my ATV on Wolf Run Trail?
- Who owns and manages Wolf Run Trail?
- Who pays for Wolf Run Trail?
- What is Wolf Run Association?
- How can I support Wolf Run Trail?
- Can I volunteer to work on Wolf Run Trail?
Wolf Run Trail is a two mile, 10-foot wide crushed gravel path from the Village of Mazomanie to Wisconsin Heights High School. The trail is open to the public year around for multiple recreational uses. Construction of the first half of the trail began in October 2013 and was completed in December 2013. Construction of the second half of the trail to WHHS is planned this fall.
The westerly trail head is located in historic downtown Mazomanie, at the eastern end of Crescent Street. The trail runs alongside the recently restored lower Black Earth Creek to the Wisconsin Heights Schools campus on US Highway 14. When the trail is completed, the easterly trailhead will be at the south parking lot of Wisconsin Heights High School accessible from Olson Road.
Pedestrian activities, human-powered cycling, inline and roller skating, skateboarding and human-powered scooters, walking of leashed pets, cross-county skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling during winters months with adequate snow cover all are permitted on Wolf Run Trail.
The following uses are prohibited on the Wolf Run Trail:
● Motorized vehicles of any kind with the exception of snowmobiles and devices required by mobility-impaired persons as may be required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or vehicles used for maintenance or operational activities for the Trail
● Walking of unleashed pets
● Any other uses prohibited in a school zone by the Wisconsin Heights School District including, but not limited to, alcohol use and possession of weapons.
Wolf Run Trail is made possible by the generous cooperation of the following private and public landowners: the Wolf Family through a perpetual easement for the Wolf Conservancy to the Natural Heritage Land Trust and Dane County; Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources; Wisconsin Department of Transportation; Town of Mazomanie; Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Wisconsin Heights School District. The trail is managed by Wolf Run Association.
Construction of Wolf Run Trail is funded by Dane County Parks Department, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Madison Community Foundation, Town of Mazomanie, Wolf Run Association, with additional support from community organizations and individuals including John and Helen Wick, Wisconsin Heights School District, Alliant Energy, Premier Cooperative, and Peoples Community Bank. See our Partners page for a more complete list of our partners in the Wolf Run Trail project. Wolf Run Association depends on volunteers to help maintain the trail.
Wolf Run Association, a private, non-for-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization incorporated in 2012, is lead organization in a comprehensive, $1 million community effort to improve Lake Marion, lower Black Earth Creek, and build Wolf Run Trail.
You can help build and maintain Wolf Trail by making a tax-deductible contribution to Wolf Run Association at the Donation page on this website or by sending a check to Wolf Run Association, 106 Brodhead St., Mazomanie, WI 53560. Another great way to support WRA's mission is become a member. Membership is $20 per year ($5 for students) and dues are tax deductible. WRA members receive regular email updates about the project and trail events. Please contact Wolf Run Association through the Contact page of this website or at the above address with any questions about membership or donations.
Yes, we need your help! Wolf Run Association is responsible for the maintenance of Wolf Run Trail and relies on volunteers to manage the organization and maintain our two-mile recreational trail for year-around public use and enjoyment. To learn more about how you can help, please visit our Volunteer page.