This is a surprisingly nice tributary to the Crawfish River. The leg through Waterloo is the best stretch…this features attractive wooded banks and fun rapids.
Hwy TT to Lion's Park in Marshall
Date Paddled: June 22nd, 2019
Distance: 3.0 miles
Time: 3 hours 6 minutes (90 minutes would be more typical)
Thanks to recent cleanup efforts, this part of the upper Maunesha is now a viable water trail. This isn't a five star trip and the current is pretty slow, but it does have some neat parts.Read More...
Marshall Dam to Fireman's Park
Date Paddled: July 19th, 2015
Distance: 8.3 Miles
Time: 6 hours (4 hours would be more typical)
At times a challenging river because of the log jams in fast water, the Maunesha does have its rewards in fun rapids if you stick it out to the end.Read More...
Cherry Lane to Waterloo Firemen's Park
Date Paddled: April 24th, 2021
Distance: 5.2 miles
Time: Expect 2-3 hours
With the removal of a couple of major logjams, the Maunesha has become one of the better water trails in the Madison area. Highlights included lots of wildlife and fun Class 1 rapids through downtown Waterloo.Read More...
Firemen's Park to Hubbleton Road Access
Date Paddled: October 17th, 2020
Distance: 6.4 miles
Time: Expect 3 hours
The final leg of the Maunesha has recently benefited from some major cleanup work. It is now a really nice wooded paddle.Read More...