Including Dane and Surrounding Counties. This guide to 60 of the best hikes in the Madison area leads you to scenic overlooks, wildlife hot spots, and historical settings.
It’s Time to Take a Hike in Madison, Wisconsin!
The best way to experience Madison is by hiking it. Get outdoors with local author and hiking expert Kevin Revolinski, with the full-color edition of 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Madison. A perfect blend of popular trails and hidden gems, the selected hikes transport you to scenic overlooks, wildlife hot spots, and historical settings that renew your spirit and recharge your body.
Take in the migrating birds and wetlands in Horicon Marsh State Wildlife Area. See the beautiful deer and prairie flowers in New Glarus Woods State Park. Mark the last advance of the glaciers in Kettle Moraine State Forest. Enjoy an easy stroll along Lake Mendota to Picnic Point. Or challenge yourself on the Ice Age Trail at Devil’s Lake State Park. With Kevin as your guide, you’ll learn about the area and experience nature through 60 of the Mad City’s best hikes!
Each hike description features key at-a-glance information on distance, difficulty, scenery, traffic, hiking time, and more, so you can quickly and easily learn about each trail. Detailed directions, GPS-based trail maps, and elevation profiles help to ensure that you know where you are and where you’re going. Tips on nearby activities further enhance your enjoyment of every outing. Whether you’re a local looking for new places to explore or a visitor to the area, 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Madison provides plenty of options for a couple hours or a full day of adventure, all within an hour or so from Madison and the surrounding communities.