Arboretum Greene Prairie

Madison, Wisconsin

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Hike this southernmost portion of the Arboretum and explore oak savanna, pine forest, and one of the finest prairie restorations there is to see. The centerpiece of this portion of the 1,260-acre University of Wisconsin–Madison Arboretum is Greene Prairie, named for Henry Greene, a UW botanist who, during the 1940s and 1950s, did almost all of the restoration himself, returning what was once farmland to its original role in the landscape. But the towering pines and oak savanna are no less impressive, and this hike offers a nice mix of all of them. Take a map from the wooden box at the gate in the parking lot, and then take the packed dirt trail to the left straight into the trees. This first segment takes you through Evjue Pine Forest, parallel to the Beltline Highway, down a lane carpeted with pine needles.

Arboretum: Greene Prairie Professional Review and Guide

"Hike this southernmost portion of the Arboretum and explore oak savanna, pine forest, and one of the finest prairie restorations there is to see. The centerpiece of this portion of the 1,260-acre University of Wisconsin–Madison Arboretum is Greene Prairie, named for Henry Greene, a UW botanist who, during the 1940s and 1950s, did almost all of the restoration himself, returning what was once farmland to its original role in the landscape.

But the towering pines and oak savanna are no less impressive, and this hike offers a nice mix of all of them. Take a map from the wooden box at the gate in the parking lot, and then take the packed dirt trail to the left straight into the trees. This first segment takes you through Evjue Pine Forest, parallel to the Beltline Highway, down a lane carpeted with pine needles."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Madison
Distance: 2.6
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 1 hour
Season: Trails are open 7 a.m.–10 p.m., and parking is from sunrise to sunset.
Local Contacts: uwarboretum.org, 608-263-7888
Local Maps: USGS Madison West; maps in wooden box at the parking lot or at the visitor center across the highway
Driving Directions: Directions to Arboretum: Greene Prairie

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May 2018