Gallistel Woods

Madison, Wisconsin

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This hike explores the northern parcel of the University of Wisconsin Arboretum, near Lake Wingra. Leave the hiker trailhead, then explore some Indian mounds. After that, take off in hilly woods, dropping to visit Big Spring and wetlands along the south shore of Lake Wingra. There are excellent bird-watching opportunities in the woods. Next, head into the forest of Gallistel Woods and the Lost City Forest. Visit Teal Pond, a watery wetland with a boardwalk. Just for contrast, the final part of the hike bisects Longenecker Gardens, where trees are planted by species and type. Mosquitoes can be troublesome on this hike.
Best Hikes Madison Wisconsin - 2nd Edition

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Best Hikes Madison Wisconsin - 2nd Edition

by Johnny Molloy (Falcon Guides)

This hike explores the northern parcel of the University of Wisconsin Arboretum, near Lake Wingra. Leave the hiker trailhead, then explore some Indian mounds. After that, take off in hilly woods, dropping to visit Big Spring and wetlands along the south shore of Lake Wingra. There are excellent bird-watching opportunities in the woods.

Next, head into the forest of Gallistel Woods and the Lost City Forest. Visit Teal Pond, a watery wetland with a boardwalk. Just for contrast, the final part of the hike bisects Longenecker Gardens, where trees are planted by species and type. Mosquitoes can be
troublesome on this hike.

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Activity Type: Birding, Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Trail Running
Nearby City: Madison
Distance: 2.7 miles
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 1.5 hours
Season: Spring through fall
Local Contacts: UW–Madison Arboretum, 1207 Seminole Hwy., Madison, WI 53711; (608) 263-7888; www.uwarboretum.org
Local Maps: USGS Madison West, WI; trail maps available online and at visitor center
Driving Directions: Directions to Gallistel Woods

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