60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Madison: Including Dane and Surrounding Counties

60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Madison: Including Dane and Surrounding Counties

by Kevin Revolinski

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60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Madison: Including Dane and Surrounding Counties by Kevin Revolinski

Four lakes, rolling hills, and rocky formations are just a few of the earthly wonders that abound in the Madison area of Wisconsin. Known for its university atmosphere and charming neighborhoods, Madison is also an enclave of diverse natural beauty, and this remarkable guide describes every facet. Ranging from walks through the city proper to more rustic hikes outside town limits, there is a hike in this guide for outdoor enthusiasts of every level.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781634040006
Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press
Publication date: 07/28/2015
Series: 60 Hikes within 60 Miles Series
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 407,778
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Wisconsin native Kevin Revolinski is an avid outdoorsman, public speaker, and author of more than a dozen books including Best Tent Camping Wisconsin (co-author), Best Easy Day Hikes Milwaukee, Paddling Wisconsin, Backroads and Byways of Wisconsin, Wisconsin's Best Beer Guide, Michigan's Best Beer Guide, and Minnesota's Best Beer Guide as well as the travel memoir The Yogurt Man Cometh: Tales of an American Teacher in Turkey. His articles and photography have appeared in a variety of publications including The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, and Miami Herald. He blogs about his travels and outdoor activities at Revtravel.com and posts his articles, photography, and travel tips on TheMadTravelerOnline.com. He lives in Madison, WI.

Table of Contents

Overview Map inside

Overview-Map Key i

Acknowledgments vii

Foreword viii

Preface ix

60 Hikes by Category xii

Introduction 1

Madison Metro 16

1 Arboretum: Greene Prairie 18

2 Arboretum: Wingra Marsh 22

3 Arboretum: Wingra Woods 26

4 Capital City State Trail: E-Way Segment 31

5 Cherokee Marsh North 35

6 Cherokee Marsh South 39

7 Edna Taylor Conservation Park (with Aldo Leopold Nature Center and Woodland Park) 45

8 Elver Park 50

9 Lewis Nine Springs E-Way Trail 54

10 Madison Capitol and Downtown 59

11 Olin Park and Turville Point Conservation Park 64

12 Owen Conservation Park 68

13 Pheasant Branch Conservancy (with Pheasant Branch Creek Trail) 72

14 Picnic Point 77

15 Pope Farm Park 82

16 Tenney Park to Schenk's Corners 87

17 Token Creek 92

18 Tom George Greenway 97

Northwest 102

19 Black Hawk Unit: Lower Wisconsin State Riverway 104

20 Devil's Lake State Park: East Bluff 109

21 Devil's Lake State Park: West Bluff 113

22 Gibraltar Rock State Natural Area 117

23 Governor Nelson State Park 121

24 Ice Age Trail: Cross Plains Segment 126

25 Ice Age Trail: Devil's Lake Segment 130

26 Ice Age Trail: Groves-Pertzborn Segment 136

27 Ice Age Trail: Lodi Marsh Segment 140

28 Ice Age Trail: Table Bluff Segment 144

29 Indian Lake County Park 149

30 Mirror Lake State Park 154

31 Natural Bridge State Park 159

32 Pewit's Nest 164

33 Rocky Arbor State Park 169

34 Rowan Creek Trail 173

35 Swan Lake State Wildlife Area 177

Southwest 182

36 Badger State Trail 184

37 Blue Mound State Park 189

37 Cadiz Springs State Recreation Area 194

38 Donald County Park 198

40 Governor Dodge State Park: Lost Canyon Trail 202

41 Governor Dodge State Park: White Oak Trail 206

42 Ice Age Trail: Brooklyn Wildlife Segment 210

43 Ice Age Trail: Montrose Segment 215

44 Ice Age Trail: Verona Segment 219

45 Magnolia Bluff Park 223

46 New Glarus Woods State Park 227

47 Stewart County Park 232

48 Yellowstone Lake State Park 237

Northeast 242

49 Horicon Marsh State Wildlife Area 244

50 Horicon National Wildlife Refuge 248

Southeast 252

51 Aztalan State Park 254

52 CamRock Park: Area 2 259

53 Glacial Drumlin State Trail 264

54 Ice Age Trail: Devil's Staircase Segment 268

55 Ice Age Trail: Whitewater Lake Segment 272

56 Kettle Moraine State Forest: John Muir Trail 276

57 Kettle Moraine State Forest: Lapham Peak Unit 280

58 Kettle Moraine State Forest: Nordic Trails 285

59 Kettle Moraine State Forest: Scuppernong Trail 289

60 Lake Kegonsa State Park 293

Appendixes and Index 298

Appendix A Hiking Stores 298

Appendix B Map Stores 299

Appendix C Hiking Clubs 300

Index 301

About the Author 309

Map Legend Inside back cover

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