Duck Egg County Forest Horse Trails

Irish Ridge Rd
Viroqua, WI 54665
United States

Girl riding horse overlooking Duck Egg Park
Girl riding horse overlooking Duck Egg Park

Duck Egg County Forest is a 707 acre county owned, nature based recreation property located approximately 9 miles west of Viroqua on Irish Ridge Road.  The Duck Egg property is bisected by a large, deep valley formed by the Springville Branch of the Bad Axe River.  In the center of the valley is a very large flood control dam structure that was completed in 1990.  The dam protects many acres of property and several roads and bridges downstream from the effects of flash flooding, a common occurrence in Vernon County. 

Open Dates

Year-round, conditions permitting.

Distance and Terrain
10.0 miles

A level upper meadow, level lower trails along stream with several stream crossings to the dam, & very steep hill trails between.


Designated horse trailer parking.

Both upper & lower parking lots have room for several horse trailers. The lower lot is directly off the main road. The upper lot is 1 mile back a gravel road which can be slippery in winter snows


To get to Duck Egg: go north of Viroqua, Wi on St. HWY 14 1 mil , turn west (left) on Co. Rd. Y, after 7-8 miles turn left on Irish Ridge Rd. In 1 mile there is a sign for the upper parking lot road. A mile further down Irish ridge rd down the hill is the more accessible lower parking lot by the stream.

Trail Map