Need to Know
No fee to park or use the trail, though there is a donation box for voluntary contributions to much-needed trail upkeep. The turnoff from WI-67 is marked with a sign for the Rocky Knoll Trail Network. The trails surround the Rocky Knoll Health Care Center, but they aren't responsible for the trails and the building is off limits to trail users.
The track that was recorded came to 1.6 miles, but the trail map lists the route as closer to 2.
This is the main segment of a small trail network built in 2019. It packs a decent amount of trail into a pretty small area through judicious use of switchbacks. The trail starts off with a bit of uneven terrain before mostly leveling off about a mile in.
The two other trail segments branch off from the main trail at different points, and add up to around four miles if both are taken. There are plenty of points where the trail is intersected by the senior center's roads, making it really easy to get right to the sections you want to hit.
However, the trail has clearly not seen much use, and certain sections are in serious disrepair. Pretty much any segment that receives regular sunlight (which, admittedly, is rare on the main route) is overgrown with weeds up to waist height. It makes it difficult and sometimes impossible to follow the trail as initially laid out, with the added problem of hiding rocks and other hazards.
It definitely needs some cleanup, but mostly it needs visitors.
Shared By: John Sherman