Cherokee Marsh - Madison

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Cherokee Marsh in Madison WI
Cherokee Marsh in Madison WI


Cherokee Marsh is a land preserve which protects a watershed area of the Yahara River in Madison. This preserve also provides for recreation such as paddling, fishing, hiking, and walking. It's a quick way for Madison residents to escape into the wilderness.






Madison is lucky (or smart) to have reserved several large open areas within its borders. The UW Arboretum is the first choice for trail runners and walkers, but the lesser known Cherokee Marsh is another excellent wilderness area in the heart of a growing city.

You'll have to put up with the sound of flights taking off from nearby Dane County Regional Airport, and with plenty of gnats and bugs. But, you can catch a great sunset here. Hikers can choose to walk beneath the canopy of mature forests or out in the sun on boardwalks that traverse vital wetlands.

The two mile double loop shown in blue in the map below is an easy 2 miles on wide trails. You can add to your run or walk by including trails in the Southern Unit which is more hilly and forested.



Overview: Cherokee Marsh Trails


COUNTY: Dane
COMMUNITIES: Madison

TOTAL MILES: 2 mile double loop
DIFFICULTY: Easy

POINTS OF INTEREST: Yahara River


Directions and Trail Map




Address for your GPS: 6098 N. Sherman Ave Madison WI
| coordinates:  43.166502, -89.364397 |

From Milwaukee1.5 Hours
From Madisonn/a
From Green Bay2.5 Hours
From Wausau2 Hours
From Minneapolis4 Hours
From Chicago2.5 Hours




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Cherokee Marsh in Madison WI
Cherokee Marsh in Madison WI

Cherokee Marsh in Madison WI
Cherokee Marsh in Madison WI

Cherokee Marsh in Madison WI
Cherokee Marsh in Madison WI

Cherokee Marsh in Madison WI
Cherokee Marsh in Madison WI

Cherokee Marsh in Madison WI
Cherokee Marsh in Madison WI

Cherokee Marsh in Madison WI
Cherokee Marsh in Madison WI