Explore the Driftless Area

Information about our trails:

The trails at Horizons are currently open for hiking to Friends of Horizons.  Please always check here before your visit in case the property has been reserved for a private retreat.

There are over 7 miles of pristine hiking trails at Bethel Horizons!  Explore our beautifull cliffs, forests, valley and prairies. Our trails are here for all to enjoy. How you ask? When you arrive and park at the main parking lot, please check-in using the QR code located on the parking kiosk.  (If you don't know how to use a QR code scan the image with your phone's camera). This allows us to know who is on the property for your safety. You will need to digitally sign a liability waiver. There is a trail map, trail rules, facilities info and updates located at the parking kiosk as well. To access the main part of our trail system head down the hill and stay left. You will connect to the trail system behind our Nature Center. 

We need your help to be able to maintain and expand these beautiful trails. Please thoughtfully consider donating to support this important work and become a Friend of Horizons. You can donate here or following your hike through the donation box or the Venmo QR code. All funds help us continue the maintenance and development of the trail system at Horizons making it accessible for all. Thank you for your support!

Icon Trail Map (includes suggested hikes) (533.0 KB)

Mountain Biking at Horizons

Our mountain biking trails are in their infancy. Trail builder Jeremy Witek, and his team at Global Access Sports Solutions, has been working with us since May 2021 improving our hiking trails and developing mountain biking trails. Currently we have raised enough funds to develop over 4 miles of MTB trails. The trails are currently accessible to a small number of invited "Trail Testers". If you would like to learn more and what our future plans are for trail access and programming please contact angie@bethelhorizons.org.