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WI-28 to Milwaukee River - Ice Age Trail, WI

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Distance One Way 2.07 miles
Trailhead Elevation 965 feet
Elevation Gain 106 feet
Accumulated Gain 166 feet
Avg Time One Way 1 hour
Kokopelli Seeds 2.62
Interest Perennial Creek
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New Fane to WI-28 - Ice Age Trail
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Preferred   May, Sep, Oct, Apr
Sun  7:19am - 4:51pm
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Milwaukee River to Kewaskum - Ice Age Trail
Milwaukee River to Kewaskum - Ice Age Trail
1.6 mi away
4.0 mi
385 ft
New Fane to WI-28 - Ice Age Trail
New Fane to WI-28 - Ice Age Trail
2.4 mi away
4.0 mi
298 ft
Crooked Lake to New Fane - Ice Age Trail
Crooked Lake to New Fane - Ice Age Trail
6.9 mi away
6.5 mi
542 ft
Butler Lake to Crooked Lake - Ice Age Trail
Butler Lake to Crooked Lake - Ice Age Trail
10.3 mi away
4.6 mi
307 ft
North Kettle Moraine
13.1 mi away
10.3 mi
Parnell Tower to Butler Lake - Ice Age Trail
Parnell Tower to Butler Lake - Ice Age Trail
13.2 mi away
4.7 mi
417 ft
Greenbush to Parnell Tower - Ice Age Trail
16.5 mi away
5.1 mi
590 ft
Glenbeulah to Greenbush - Ice Age Trail
Glenbeulah to Greenbush - Ice Age Trail
20.6 mi away
6.5 mi
577 ft
Two Hawks Trail
22.3 mi away
1.6 mi
106 ft
Egret Trail
25.1 mi away
0.7 mi
60 ft
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A Bridge Too Far
by kingsnake

The Ice Age National Scenic Trail is a 1,200 mile trail that travels from the St. Croix River an hour northeast of Minneapolis, east towards Antigo, south to New Glarus -- home of an awesome microbrew -- east to Whitewater, then north to Sturgeon Bay, in scenic Door County, Wisconsin. The route roughly follows the "terminal moraine" -- the maximum glacial advance -- from the last Ice Age, which ended about 10,000 B.C.

The Ice Age Trail is administered by the National Park Service, and is maintained by various public and private agencies.

The Ice Age Trail is marked by a single vertical yellow blaze, Direction is indicated by a yellow arrow. The Ice Age Trail frequently crosses snowmobile trails, which are marked by an orange diamond, perhaps with a black snowmobile symbol. Bicycles, motorized vehicles and horses are not allowed on the Ice Age Trail.

This segment starts from the trailhead on the north side of WI-28. It is short, and basically flat. (The *only* "climb" is 40 ft.) Like other segments further north, the trail is firm, only occasionally muddy, with occasional rocks & roots, through dense, dark, deciduous forest.

Shelter #1 is only a quarter mile north of County H, in case the Milwaukee River is a bridge too far.

Really, that's it: It's two miles. What did you expect?

By the way, an out & back hike is 4.0 mi. / 325 AEG. Combined with the next segment south, to Kewaskum, an out & back hike is 12.0 mi. / 1000 AEG.


    One-Way Notice
    This hike is listed as One-Way.

    When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.
    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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    Paved - Car Okay

    To hike
    WI-28 TH: From Milwaukee, head north on US-45. In Kewaskum, turn right on Main St. / WI-28. In 2.0 miles, turn left into the gravel parking area.

    Milwaukee River TH: There are actually two Milwaukee River trailheads, separated by a quarter mile, on either bank of the river. This segment ends at the trailhead on the east bank. To get there from Milwaukee, head northwest on US-45. Just past the Sunburst Ski Area (visible on your left), turn right on County H. In just over a mile, immediately after crossing the Milwaukee River, turn left into the trailhead.
    page created by kingsnake on Aug 09 2018 8:07 pm
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