Upper Yahara River Trail

Wisconsin

Upper Yahara River Trail Facts

States: Wisconsin
Counties: Dane
Length: 2.9 miles
Trail end points: Windsor Road (Windsor) and Sunnybrook Drive and South Street (DeForest)
Trail surfaces: Asphalt, Boardwalk
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 7937901
Trail activities: Bike, Inline Skating, Fishing, Wheelchair Accessible, Walking

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Upper Yahara River Trail Description

In south-central Wisconsin, the Upper Yahara River Trail connects the communities of DeForest and Windsor along a beautiful wooded waterway. Buffered by neighborhoods, the trail offers residents an easy and convenient way to enjoy the outdoors and a pleasant north-south route through town. The Yahara River is popular for fishing, canoeing, and kayaking, and the trail also provides access for those activities.

The trail is paved (with boardwalk over some environmentally sensitive sections) and well maintained with lots of wildlife to view. In particular, the wetlands and meadows along the way offer excellent birding opportunities.

Parking and Trail Access

Parking is available at the southern trailhead on Windsor Road.

Upper Yahara River Trail Reviews

This trail is great for walking, running or biking. It runs along the river with trees and it's paved. It does have inclines and declines giving it a variety of terrain for running and biking.

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