Curtis Prairie

Madison, Wisconsin 53784

Curtis Prairie

Curtis Prairie Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Explore environmental history on this hike through the world’s first restored prairie. Start at the arboretum visitor center and skirt famed Curtis Prairie. You will then enter the Leopold Pines, named for the renowned naturalist who once worked at the University of Wisconsin.

Enjoy a hardwood forest in the Noe Woods. Pass by Curtis Pond. Walk along the south edge of Curtis Prairie before nearing wetlands and returning to the arboretum visitor center, worth a visit itself. Good sturdy hiking shoes and long pants are a must on this trail."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
2.4 miles
Trail Type
Skill Level
2 hours
Spring through fall
UW–Madison Arboretum, 1207 Seminole Hwy., Madison, WI 53711; (608) 263-7888;
Local Contacts
USGS Madison West, WI; trail maps available online and at the visitor center
Local Maps

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Dec 2018