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Madison, Wisconsin: Arboretum & more

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Location
Madison,  
WISCONSIN
From You6188.69 Mi
Local TipsFind a trail map here: http://uwarboretum.org/about/arb_map.pdf
Created (yyyy-mm-dd)2014-04-21
Created Bydhegley
Surfaces
  • Paved
  • Soft
Activities
  • Running
  • Hiking
  • Walking
  • Road Cycling
Features
  • Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Drinking Water
  • Hills
  • Loop
  • Good For Workouts
  • Single-Track
  • Technical
  • Family Friendly
Street Crossings
  • A Few
Max Distance7-10
Volume of Use
  • Heavy Peaks
DescriptionNo runner who visits Madison should miss running in "The Arb". Whether you prefer roads (start at Vilas Park and loop around Lake Wingra, following the Arboretum Drive and a few city streets) or want to hit the trails (if you loop around enough, you can rack up at least 8 miles of trail running, with much of it on single track), you'll love running here. Traffic is very limited (no through-traffic is allowed), and you'll see runners of all shapes, sizes, and abilities here, as well as a few cyclist and plenty of hikers and bird watchers. For a real adventure, find the tiny, dark tunnel under the beltway and run through it's scary passage to find more trails in the southern part of the Arb.
Note: You can find a number of other popular Madison-based runs at this link: http://witrackclub.org/AreaRuns.html
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