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Old 06-01-11, 06:47 PM
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Originally Posted by rck View Post
Jimbo, Actually at the Monticello trailhead the 2 trails are just a few yards apart. As I am not familiar with the recently completed portion of the Badger, are there any good areas to park near the southern end of the paved section? Considering going up parking south and riding in to do the John Nolen thing.
I am aware where the Sugar River passes thru Monticello and that it is right next to the Badger but i never took a look for where the restrooms the sign speaks of are, Monticello just never happens to be on my break schedule when i take the Badger or Sugar River, ill keep an eye out for it next time.

There is a great place to park where the southern end of the paved section starts at Purcell Road. This is a cleared area where many people park. The picture is from the winter, but the GPS location is dead on.

When you enter Fitchburg/Madison the Badger trail intersects with the Southwest Trail and the Capital City Trail, you can either keep going north along the Southwest trail to get downtown or go east along the Capital City trail to get downtown East is more scenic but north will save you some miles. Or you could even go north along the southwest trail and cut over to go thru the Arboretum.

Here is a map i have of the Capital City/Southwest Trail

Here is a map i have that has a route i do thru the Arboretum

The Nolan thing is neat but is very crowded
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