The Pheasant Branch Conservancy has something for every outdoor enthusiast – from hikers, runners, bikers and bird-watchers. The Conservancy is 550 acre areas of prairie and woodlands in the heart of Middleton, WI. There are multiple access points, including two parking lots. While plenty of the conservancy is accessed by winding dirt trails, some of it is smooth and paved, making it easy to access for those with wheelchairs or strollers. Be sure to check check the Conservancy map to see what part of the trail will suit you best. Bikers will want to access the north part of the park, where there are no stiles on the trail to block access. Plenty of small streams and picturesque bridges make great back-drops for photos (or for your dog to take a dip). There is even a small hidden spring! A great place to quickly get close to nature at any time of the year.
Parking lots and trailheads on the west side of the conservancy are located off Pheasant Branch Road, 0.6 miles and 1.2 miles north of Century Avenue. Orchid Heights Park, just north of Century Avenue on Valley Ridge Road, leads to a trail head on the east side of the conservancy. A parking lot is located off of Sedgemeadow Road, just north of the park and east off Valley Ridge Road.
Streetside parking is available for trailheads at the north end of Marina Drive and on Highland Way, both north of Century Avenue.