Capital City Trail

Law Park, Wisconsin

Elevation Gain31ft
Trailhead Elevation852ft
Elevation Min/Max850/855ft
Elevation Start/End852/852ft

Capital City Trail

Capital City Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Madison, Wisconsin. It is within Law Park, Olin Park, Bassett, First Settlement, and Marquette. It is 3.1 miles long and begins at 852 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 31 feet. Near the trailhead there are restrooms. Monona Terrace Parking and another parking, the Monona Terrace Rooftop Terrace viewpoint, and the Sun (Planet Trek Dane County Scale Model Solar System) and Timekeeper artworks can be seen along the trail. There are also benches, trees, a water, parkings, and a fountain along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Brittingham Park Path.

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Best Rail Trails Wisconsin (Falcon Guides)
Phil Van Valkenberg
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"Access to Olbrich Gardens, views of the State Capitol, Lake Monona, and the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center are highlights of the Capital City Trail. Soon it will connect to the Badger State Trail."
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Trail Information

Law Park
Nearby City
Law Park
Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
Additional Use
DeLorme's Wisconsin Atlas and Gazeteer
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