The great thing about this germ is how it changes with the season, we really enjoyed this trail in the spring my daughter used to adore the wildflowers, and chasing the ducks around the park, then we came in the summer the trail was shaded all the way and gorgeous but the mosquitoes were brutal.
we came here in the fall and the colorful leaves on the trail was just gorgeous and few bugs around fall season, this trail in the winter is my favorite because I enjoy quiet walks in the woods and a good view of Monona terrace and Capitol building and my baby will nap along the way.it’s family friendly and kid friendly, I can let my daughter walk as long as she is happy, or carry her and hike faster than I usually do with other people.
In the summer we love the playground it’s never crowded and they have clean restrooms for the public.
I usually don’t take any pictures on this hike because there is really nothing to capture it’s a walk along the woods.but once you reach the other sight along the lake I always take pictures of the lake with downtown.
In the winter the lake forms this icicles near the beach side.
If you plan to hike at Olin park in the winter will suggest you bring hiking poles, wear good hiking boots, because the trail gets slippery, there wasn’t much snow on the ground when we went, there was no need of snowshoes.
The trail is easy to follow, they have signs showing skiing trail and hiking trail, so pay attention where you going.
Wisconsin Adventure family Ratings :Easy 1.5miles round trip, hilly some part. Small beach area along the trail and fine sand to play in.
There is public parking available for free here:John Nolen Dr, Madison, WI 53713