Cherokee Marsh Trail (south) is a hiking trail in Dane County, Wisconsin. It is within Cherokee Marsh South Unit. It is 3.1 miles long and begins at 859 feet altitude.
Cherokee Marsh Trail (south) Professional Reviews and Guides
"At over 5 square miles, Cherokee Marsh is the largest wetland in Dane County and is spread out over three city conservation parks. In addition to wetland, the parks also include oak savannas, glacial drumlins (small hills), and restored prairies.
This hike, a short distance as the crow flies from Dane County Regional Airport, has nice views of the Yahara River, which flows south into Lake Mendota. Nearby Cherokee Lake, a wide part of the river just north of the park, was created as a result of erosion that led chunks of the boggy soil to break free and float away. The marshy terrain is a breeding ground for mosquitoes, so wear long pants and have bug repellent handy."
--Johnny Molloy, Best Hikes Madison Wisconsin - 2nd Edition (Falcon Guides).
"Cross open fields and wetlands and hike up and down small hills in oak forest as you find viewpoints along this trail through the lower portion of Cherokee Marsh along the Yahara River."
--Kevin Revolinksi, 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Madison (Menasha Ridge Press).
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