Capital City State Trail

Capital Springs State Recreation Area- Lake Farm County Park Unit, Wisconsin

Distance9.2mi
Elevation Gain19ft
Trailhead Elevation916ft
Top916ft
Elevation Min/Max897/916ft
Elevation Start/End916/916ft

Capital City State Trail

Capital City State Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Dane County, Wisconsin. It is within Capital Springs State Recreation Area- E-Way Unit, Capital Springs State Recreation Area- Lake Farm County Park Unit, Capital Springs State Recreation Area- Jenni & Kyle Unit, Arrowhead Park, Capital Springs State Recreation Area- MMSD Wildlife Unit, Dawley Conservancy Park, Gunflint Trail Park, and Nevin Springs State Fishery and Wildlife Area. It is 9.2 miles long and begins at 916 feet altitude. Along the trail there are a wetland, parking, a shelter, waters, a parking, and a water. The trail ends near the SW Madison BIke Interchange shelter. This trail connects with the following: Badger Path, Seminole Mountain Bike Trail, Cannonball-Capital City Connector, Capital City Trail and Southwest Commuter Path.

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Best Hikes Madison Wisconsin - 2nd Edition (Falcon Guides)
Johnny Molloy
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"Beginning at the trailhead by Dunn’s Marsh, at the same starting point as the Southwest Commuter Path hike, this is a pleasant stroll along a cycling trail that runs along the outskirts of Madison, passing the edges of housing developments and flitting through prairie and woods before coming to a historic fish hatchery near a busy road intersection. The hike begins just south of the University of Wisconsin Arboretum, and lies entirely along the Nine Springs E-Way, a continuous network of greenbelt with lots of open countryside that is a showcase of native ecology. Some cyclists like to ride the entire trail. Several miles past the hike’s turnaround point, the trail comes to the Nine Springs E-Way Trail, as well as a county park and state recreation area, with numerous facilities for visitors. From there, the trail turns north and runs along the shore of Lake Monona and across the Isthmus to Olbrich Botanical Gardens." Read more

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Trail Information

Capital Springs State Recreation Area- Lake Farm County Park Unit
Nearby City
Capital Springs State Recreation Area- MMSD Wildlife Unit
Parks
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
Moderate
Skill Level
Skating, Fishing
Additional Use
Wildflowers
Features
Capital Springs State Park, 3101 Lake Farm Rd., Madison, WI 53711; (608) 224-3730; dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/name/capsprings/
Local Contacts
USGS Madison West, WI; Capital City State Trail, available online and at Capital Springs State Park
Local Maps