The Lower Yahara River Trail, an approximately 2.5-mile section of pathway along scenic Lake Waubesa, is one of the most significant trail projects Dane County has ever embarked upon. This first segment of the trail connects Lake Farm County Park, near the Capital City State Trail, with McDaniel Park in McFarland. The trail runs alongside a railroad trestle with a mile of continuous bridges and boardwalks on the north shore of Lake Waubesa, making it the longest multi-use boardwalk in the state of Wisconsin. An accessible fishing pier and two overlooks have also been built to heighten visitors’ overall experience. #lyrt
This trail will present numerous opportunities for Dane County in tapping into Wisconsin’s $20 billion tourism economy and will set the Madison area above all others as a biking destination. The network of trails available provides a safe and ADA accessible riding experiences for riders of all levels. Interested in bringing a cycling group to the Madison area? Please contact us for maps, hotel contacts and any trip planning guidance you may need. We’re here to help and we’d love to introduce you to our community! Send an email or give us a call at (608) 222-8565.