Bricks Crossing Trail off Hay Road | Southern Wisconsin River | RL4WD 4x4 Dirt Trail

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RH Updated August 03, 2020

Trail Specifics

Trail Type
Dirt/Sand
Overall Difficulty
6
Obstacle Level
LVL 2 6-10" 13-25cm
Turning Radius
Acceptable for most RL4WDs
Width
Single Vehicle No Passing
Average Encroachment
Some Brush
Trail Depth
LVL 6 ​26-30" 64-76cm ​
Trail Grade
LVL 2 6-10°​

Hay Road features a unique cobblestone brick creek crossing that may be closed if the water is too high. Do not attempt to forge this crossing if it is beyond your skill level, the water is too high, the water is moving too fast, or if you are alone. Even if the DNR didn't close the gate, take extreme caution on this short, unique trail. 

Bricks crossing area features interlocked pavers over one section of the trail. It also features a fair sizes lvl 6 rock at the end. Do not go beyond the public parking area. Stay out of the tall grass and on the trail! The level of this trail is dependent on the water level. High water crossing determine a trail depth of level 6 or maybe more, most high-water times, the DNR will close the gate on this trail. 

 

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User reviews

17 reviews
 
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6.1
Fun Factor
 
4.8(17)
Scenic Value
 
7.4(17)
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Short trail, fun and scenic water crossing
Overall rating
 
8.0
Fun Factor
 
8.0
Scenic Value
 
8.0
Fun little trail! The water was low and calm enough to cross but the old cobblestones felt a little slippery. Use caution when crossing. Very peaceful area by the creek and a nice prairie at the end.
TK
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Don't go out of your way for this, its OK
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3.5
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2.0
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5.0
If you in the area check it out.  It can be hit or miss if the water is over the brick bridge.  When I went no water.  Saw some Sand Cranes buts that was it.   Its only 1 mile long from start to finish. 
NS
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One of the better trails in the area.
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6.5
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6.0
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7.0
Water over the bricks was flowing pretty good. Rest of the trail was pretty dry. 
KK
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06/14/20
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1.0
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1.0
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1.0
Gate should be closed! Lots of water just after gate. Have to back out, no room to turn around.
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03/21/20
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7.0
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6.0
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8.0
HIGH Fast moving water just after open gate! Probably should be closed! 
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 1 voters
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I was curious about this trail/road. On the DNR website it mentions that there is a land dispute with a private owner nearby. Was that resolved?

https://dnr.wi.gov/topic/Lands/naturalareas/index.asp?SNA=68

Chad Balke
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That dispute referred to pheasant hunting along the shoulder of the trail on one of the sides (the sign didn't specify). The trail gate is still open and it doesn't appear to be conflicting with staying on the trail itself. The trail is used and...

That dispute referred to pheasant hunting along the shoulder of the trail on one of the sides (the sign didn't specify). The trail gate is still open and it doesn't appear to be conflicting with staying on the trail itself. The trail is used and the parking area at the end is maintained and cut as well (doubtful those things would be open and maintained if this was pertaining to the trail itself).

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