Best trails in Madison

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Looking for a great trail near Madison, Wisconsin? AllTrails has 17 great hiking trails, running trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Devil's Lake State Park or Governor Nelson State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Brooklyn Wildlife Area or Lodi Marsh State Wildlife Area. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 14 easy trails in Madison ranging from 1 to 39.9 miles and from 849 to 1,145 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Madison
Top trails (17)
#1 - Picnic Point Marsh Loop Trail
Madison, Wisconsin
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Length: 2 mi • Est. 52 m
Picnic Point Marsh Loop Trail is a 2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Madison, Wisconsin that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walkinShow more
#2 - Capital City Trail
Winnequah Park
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Length: 10.2 mi • Est. 4 h 16 m
Capital City Trail is a 10.2 mile heavily trafficked point-to-point trail located near Madison, Wisconsin that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activiShow more
#3 - Cherokee Marsh North Loop
Cherokee Marsh Nat Resrce Area
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Length: 4.4 mi • Est. 1 h 52 m
Cherokee Marsh North Loop is a 4.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Madison, Wisconsin that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, waShow more
#4 - UW Arboretum
Univ Of Wisconsin Arboretum
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Length: 5 mi • Est. 2 h 9 m
UW Arboretum is a 5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Madison, Wisconsin that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity oShow more
#5 - Edgewood College Nature Trail
Henry Vilas Park
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Length: 1 mi • Est. 25 m
Part of Edgewood College Campus Madison Wisconsin scenic view with option to go in board walk on lake Show more
#6 - UW Arboretum Big Spring Hike
Univ Of Wisconsin Arboretum
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 2 m
UW Arboretum Big Spring Hike is a 2.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Madison, Wisconsin that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hikinShow more
#7 - Elver Park Outer Loop
Elver Park
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Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 1 h 34 m
Elver Park Outer Loop is a 3.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Madison, Wisconsin that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking, runShow more
#8 - Morningside Loop Trail
Governor Nelson State Park
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 54 m
Morningside Loop Trail is a 2.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Madison, Wisconsin that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walkinShow more
#9 - Ice Age Trail: Verona Section
Madison, Wisconsin
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Length: 12.5 mi • Est. 5 h 33 m
Ice Age Trail: Verona Section is a 12.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Madison, Wisconsin and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, runningShow more
#10 - Badger State Trail
Madison, Wisconsin
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Length: 39.9 mi • Est. Multi-day
Badger State Trail is a 39.9 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Madison, Wisconsin that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primaShow more
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