Pleasant Valley Conservancy is in the Town of Vermont in
western Dane County, Wisconsin. The address of the Trailhead is 4554 Pleasant Valley Road, Black Earth, WI 53515. This address can be used to find the Preserve in either Google Maps.
See below for bicycling directions
Directions: The Conservancy is 5.5 miles
southwest of the Village of Black Earth. Head south from the
center of Black Earth on County Highway F/Wisconsin 78. Turn
right at County F/County KP/Madison Street. Go about 1.1 miles
on County F/KP and turn left on F. Go 3.7 miles to Pleasant
Valley Road, which enters from the left. Turn left on Pleasant
Valley Road. The preserve will be on both sides of Pleasant
Valley Road. To reach the trail entrance, continue past the
buildings and the steep hillside to Fire # 4554 on your left (about ¾ mile east
on Pleasant Valley Road from the junction with County F).
Cars should be parked off the road facing the entrance.
Driving time from the west
side of Madison or from Middleton is about 45 minutes.
To reach the Village of Black Earth from the Madison
Beltline Highway: Go north on the Beltline (U.S.
12 and 14) to Middleton, Wisconsin and take the U.S. 14 exit
going west. Continue on U.S. 14 to the Village of Black Earth.
Alternate Route from the West Town Area of Madison:
Take Mineral Point Road west past the Beltline. Continue
west 6.1 miles to the junction of Mineral Point Rd and County
Highway P (community of Pine Bluff). Continue straight at
this junction on West Mineral Point Road 3.9 miles to Wisconsin
78. Turn right (north) on W78 and continue north for 4.5 miles
to County Highway JJ. Left on JJ 0.5 miles to Blue Mounds
Trail. Right on Blue Mounds Trail for 2 miles to the junction
with Pleasant Valley Road. Right on Pleasant Valley Road for
1 mile to the entrance to the Conservancy on the right (Fire # 4554).
From the west on US Highways 18/151: Drive
east to Blue Mounds, Wisconsin and turn left on County Highway
F. Follow F through the village and north for about 8 miles
to the junction with County FF. Continue on F (turn right)
for about 0.3 mile to Pleasant Valley Road. Turn right on
Pleasant Valley Road, go past the buildings to the Conservancy
entrance on the left about 0.6 miles (Fire # 4554).
|If the snow permits, Pleasant Valley Conservancy is an excellent site for cross-country skiing or snowshoeing. Although trails are not groomed, snow conditions are often suitable. It takes an hour or two to reach the Overlook where the view is superb.