We went out chasing sunset today with happy toddlers, Cherokee marsh north is located in Madison.15 min drive from Sun Prairie.The sunset is really beautiful in this area all season.I let my daughter and her friends hike from parking lot to the overlook, I highly recommend this trail to families who want to spend time outside and enjoy nature, so many options. It’s dog friendly and all terrain stroller.I suggest you bring a headlamp and stay on the trail, we were able to make it back on time before it’s too dark.
We left the trailhead at 4pm and we took the far left trail to this overlook it took us 30 min with toddler pace.
on our way back the sky was slowly changing to the red color which was pretty-cool, the girls said it looks like fire.we couldn’t stop snapping pictures
At 4:40pm the sky was still gorgeous-with this colors .
We got back at the trailhead at 4:55pm and we walked 1.1mi round trip pretty good for the 2 year old, better than seating on the couch eating potato chips.
This trail is a great place to watch the sunset and let your kids climb rocks by the trailhead and explore. This is my favorite place to take the my daughter when she just want to play and not do much hiking. This trail is super short and you already have a great view.
You do have to take a dirt road to get to the trail head, but it’s doable with most cars.
Please find the location below
Cherokee Marsh – North Unit
6098 N Sherman Ave, Madison, WI 53704
Sunset is a wonderful opportunity for us to appreciate all the great things the sun gives us!