Trail

Turville Point Conservation Park

Madison, WI
Length: 2.00 mi.
Type: Loop

About This Trail

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Turville Point Conservation Park is a gem located in the City of Madison, on the shores of Lake Monona. It’s located close to downtown Madison and boasts a beautiful view of the Capital. There are 2.3 miles of interconnecting trails at the park which are used for hiking and cross country ski trails in the winter. This is really great when hiking with children, as it gives you the option to “chose your own adventure” or cut it short if there are meltdowns.

The trails are mostly shaded and have gentle rolling terrain. There are a few spots along the trails that have downed trees that made great climbing spots in the early autumn. The park also features a 7 acre prairie clearing near the center of the trails and adds diversity to the scenery. There are 3 “main” trails, the Prairie Loop (Green), the Oak Loop (yellow) and the Lake Loop (Blue) with interconnecting trails without the system. You can see views of both Lake Monona and the Capital building from the park.

Another great feature is Olin Park, which is adjacent to Turville Point. It has a playground, boat launch, beach, restrooms, ball fields and a scenic overlook of Lake Monona. Park has large drive through light display during winter holiday season.

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Trail Features

Surface type Dirt
Stroller friendly No
ADA accessible No
Water fountains Yes
Bathrooms No
Cell reception Excellent
Pet friendly No
Nearby convenience store No
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles
Yes

Trail highlights

Lake, Picnic Area, Playground, Shaded Hike, Shelter, and Viewpoint

Interconnecting trails give you the chance to “choose your own adventure”.
Boasts amazing view of the City of Madison from the shores of Lake Monona.

Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $0.00

Park has two parking lots. Sometimes access road between the two is closed. Park also features holiday lights and may have restricted hours and parking during the season.

Trail Contributor

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Hello, I’m Abby, one of the Branch Ambassadors for the Madison, WI Hike it Baby branch. I’m a mom to 3 kiddos ranging from baby to school aged. I’m from Cincinnati, Ohio and have lived in several states over the past few years including Indiana, Ohio, Florida and now Wisconsin! We’ve lived here since May 2017 and have absolutely fallen in love with the area and LOVE to explore all the outdoor areas around us. Hike it Baby quickly became part of our lives and has built an amazing community for our family. Looking forward to continue helping families explore and love the outdoors one hike at a time! Can’t wait to see you out on a hike!