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    Southwest Commuter Path

    Madison, Wisconsin
    Distance5.7mi
    Elevation Gain423ft
    Trailhead Elevation850ft
    Top1,011ft
    Elevation Min/Max850/1011ft
    Elevation Start/End850/850ft

    Southwest Commuter Path

    Southwest Commuter Path is a hiking and biking trail in Madison, Wisconsin. It is within South Campus, State-Langdon, Westmorland, Dudgeon-Monroe, Summit Woods, Bassett, Nakoma, and Mifflin West. It is 5.7 miles long and begins at 850 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 11.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 423 feet. Lot 19, Lot 44, Lot 48, Lot 78, Lot 88, Lot 136, Lot 16, Lot 45, Lot 54, Lot 33, Lot 81, Lot 81, Lot 18, Lot 51, and other parkings, the Jupiter (Planet Trek Dane County Scale Model Solar System) artwork, and the # 2 grass can be seen along the trail. There are also benches, a sand, a wood, trees, a forest, and a bicycle parking along the trail. The trail ends near the SW Madison BIke Interchange shelter. This trail connects with the following: Brittingham Park Path.
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    Phil Van Valkenberg
    "Also known as the Southwest Commuter Path, this nicely paved and heavily traveled trail clearly serves more than just recreational purposes. It follows right along the downtown corridor and just south of the University of Wisconsin. It is also a bit of a cutoff trail for bicyclists trying to reach the Military Ridge State Trail from the Capital City Trail; the Southwest Path takes 6.2 miles off the Capital City Trail’s connection from Lake Monona to the access trail to the Military Ridge Trail." Read more

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