Explore the most popular kid friendly trails near Madison with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Wonderful hike! Very pretty. There are some steep inclines at some points. Shaded the entire hike.

Nice walk. All paved, which is nice for strollers. Had to turn back a couple of times due to high water. Lots of flowers and butterflies and birds. Many picnic areas in either shade or open sunshine.

walking
1 month ago

Nice park, well maintained. Not a lot to look at. It's paved, so it's a good path for those with strollers.

hiking
2 months ago

This was a super easy, flat, and paved two miles. Normally it's not the kind of trail that I prefer, but it's great for an easy walk. Most of it is through wooded areas with a few that seem to be a little on the swampy side, but that could just be because of the time of year. the breeze was pleasant and it wasn't overly exposed anywhere and I like that there are other nearby trails in the area for those who want to make their walk a little longer.

hiking
3 months ago

Paved path, not as scenic as I would have hoped. Seemed like a great trail for running, however!

trail running
4 months ago

Short loop, grass trail, very wet

trail running
8 months ago

I started near the park office so I ran the Kestrel trail for 1.3 miles then connected to the Monarch trail for less than half a mile then I finally reached the Sweetgum trail and ran the 2.6 mile loop which was mostly paved. Beautiful pines and shade. The Kestrel trail was a grass and rock trail that was full of butterflies and part of it was beside a lake. I definitely recommend both but if you want to go directly to the Sweetgum trail park off Richardson for the Tall Pines area.

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snowshoeing
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mountain biking
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hiking
Sunday, February 26, 2017

hiking
Friday, May 17, 2013

walking
Sunday, July 29, 2012