UW Arboretum Big Spring Hike

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UW Arboretum Big Spring Hike is a 2.5 mile loop trail located near Madison, Wisconsin that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
2.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
144 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

wild flowers

no dogs

hiking
11 months ago

Beautiful hike in the woods with well marked, but complex, trails. Can see some Indian earth mounds. Passes a spring that flows to lake Wingra. Minor elevation gain, easy for kids. Saw some puffball mushrooms on trees, lightly poking them gives out green cloud of spores.