• The trail area includes two other trails so you can make this hike into a 4 mile lollipop. Add a Symbol . Ice Age Trail 2015 Valderi Returns (8/21/2015) - When I finished my thru-run/hike of the Ice Age Trail in October 2013, I knew it wasn't the end. The hike can be done as a thru hike with camping along the way, or done in segments spread over months or even years. The Ice Age Trail is a thousand-mile footpath highlighting the remnants left behind by glaciers during the last ice age over 12,000 years ago. This volunteer-led hike is offered by Ice Age Trail Alliance – Washington/Ozaukee Chapter runs 7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. 183.74 m Down, 5.6 mi 183.75 m Up So, the Ice Age Trail is only about half complete now. This detailed route covers the Slinger segment of the Ice Age Trail and all it's access points, trailheads, parking, connecting trails, communities, parks, preserves, and facilities. The trail meets with Howard Ave and then takes a right onto Hartford Ave and then a right onto James Street. • All trails map needs to be updated. Once I started on the trail, my expectations looked correct. ... At the 2013 Ice Age Trail Annual Conference, lots of thru-hikers and section hikers talked fondly of stopping in for a cold beer at Dot's. After spending all that time behind a desk working on a computer, I wanted to set up a more active lifestyle in retirement. Ice Age National Scenic Trail-National Park Service “The trail has been going through Slinger, it’s been embraced by the community very nicely,” Wollmer said. The road section after that has a lot of traffic and a suck factor of 10. Gandy Dancer Segment - 150th St to Milltown Click Here with Sean Quinn and Kassie Kolden. In thinking of some options, I thought back to my youth and an activity I took part in during my Boy Scout tenure. From James Street, take a left onto Kettle Moraine Drive through downtown Slinger. In addition to it appeal to tourists, the new segment also connects other assets throughout the village including the middle school, Little Switzerland Ski Area, a … The road is rather narrow and travels over a bridge above Interstate 41. See more ideas about ice age trail, ice age, trail. I wouldn’t suggest elderly or children on the trail. Sun, Jun 3, 2018, 9:30 AM: Meetup Location:https://goo.gl/maps/e7gFQwDSg1F2Into Washington County we go – we will be meandering the mid-moraine! According the Ice Age Trail map, the west end of the trail starts on Cedar Creek Rd. See more ideas about Ice age, Scenic, Trail. Create Recommended Route or Trail . Here you will find bathrooms, water, a playground, ballfields, and ample parking. At this point, hikers should turn left and head north on CC for 0.3 miles to the segment’s endpoint at the CTH-CC/ STH-60 intersection. 161.22 m Down. The rolling, scenic segment was proposed in a downtown plan by Vandewalle & Associates. This means that to do a thru-hike, you have to hike one segment, then walk or run to the next one along a “connecting road route” if the next segment … Follow Howard Avenue south, then to the right as it heads southwest to the Ice Age Trail access as the next road bend. Dogs are also able to use this trail. CEDAR LAKES SEGMENT. Camping: As of 2020, the Ice Age Trail Alliance has placed nearly two dozen dispersed camping areas, or DCAs, along the trail. Day 7: Connecting Route, Lake Eleven (9/6/2013)-Today's goal was to reach the Lake Eleven segment. ... Nov 8, 2020 near Slinger ... “ Great wooded sections of the Cedar Lakes Segment. http://dnr.wi.gov/org/land/parks/specific/iceagetrail/ The trail also passes by or near many public and private campgrounds, and there are a fair number of backpacking (primitive) campsites in the trail’s more remote northern tier, namely where the trail passes through county or national forests. An Adventure Projects staff member will review this and take an appropriate action, but we generally don't reply. Ice Age Trail Cedar Lakes Segment, WI Slinger, WI Kettle Moraine Scenic Drive: Kettle Moraine State Forest, WI Slinger, WI Ice Age Trail: Holy Hill, WI Hartford, WI I hiked alongside and through cornfields. It is a little overgrown at times as well. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Some areas where a person can access the trail include:-County Highway NN/Arthur Road, which is just west of highway 144 and north of Slinger, Wisconsin. Ice Age Trail: Slinger Segment is a 1.8 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Slinger, Wisconsin that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The minute I touched the eastern terminus marker in Potawatomi State Park, I was seized with the desire to thru-hike the trail all over again, this time heading east to west. You can also park in Slinger at the Slinger Community Park 1.5 miles up the trail. Kames are glacial landforms visible as irregularly shaped hills or mounds of … The trail goes by the Little Switzerland Ski Area and has a nice brief boardwalk section. Being a jerk / offensive? It mostly runs along the sides of roads and sidewalks with some brief sections of singletrack and paved trail. You'll find a large parking lot off County Highway NN. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. 530' Up SLINGER, WISC. The Slinger Segment starts from the CTH-CC/STH-60 intersection by P P P K Z C C 60 60 60 144 144 175 175 41 Wear bright colors or a safety vest. http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/name/pikelake/. Create Recommended Route or Trail . 11.4 km – The Ice Age Trail in Slinger has a new officially designated segment for trail users, making a more connected off-street route through the community that will enhance the experience of all users. Ice Age Trail Hidden Gems •Pike Lake (Slinger, Washington County) •Table Bluff (Cross Plains, Dane County) •John Muir Park Segment (Montello, Marquette County) •Plover River Segment (Wausau, Marathon County) •Straight Lake Segment (Luck, Polk County) Ice Age Trail: Slinger Segment is a 2.9 kilometer moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Slinger, Wisconsin that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. Share a Gem . Something else? the part through the park gives you better scenery and takes you to the boardwalk area which is actually very pretty. Jun 5, 2017 - Explore Sherry Leitner's board "Wisconsin Ice Age Trail", followed by 234 people on Pinterest. Kettle Moraine Scenic Drive: Kettle Moraine State Forest, Ice Age Trail- Wauk the Walk Waukesha County Section, Homestead Hollow Park: Blue/Green Trail and Red Trail Loop, Ice Age Trail: Monches to Kettle Morraine State Forest, http://dnr.wi.gov/org/land/parks/specific/iceagetrail/, http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/name/pikelake/, Kettle Moraine State Forest Pike Lake Unit, Kettle Morraine State Forest Loew Lake Unit. 529' Down The trail continues south on CTH-CC on the Ice Age Trail:Pike Lake segment. After almost 40 years of working, I was scheduled to retire at the end of January 2016. Mike Wollmer, executive director of the Ice Age Trail Alliance, said Slinger’s designation as an Ice Age Trail community could have happened 10 years ago. Dogs are also able to use this trail. There is no parking available here. Trail from the beach at Pike north to Hartford is poorly marked. These "Trail Towns" offer long distance hikers a chance to recharge, clean laundry, and stop in at a tavern for a burger and a beer. The Mobile Skills Crew (MSC) event this past September 16-19 has culminated in a beautifully crafted 269-foot-long boardwalk on the Southern Kewaskum Segment AND the installation of a new section of Ice Age Trail on the Slinger Segment! Share on Trail Run Project. The Trail is part of the Ice Age Trail system and in the guidebooks is referred to as the Cedar Lakes Segment. Your FREE account works with all Adventure Projects sites. Difficulty- The Slinger Segment is … 161.59 m Up Please explain. My AT family members, 5taples (pronounced Staples), Patti, Scott, and I will hike the Ice Age Trail westbound, from the St. Croix River to Green Bay on Lake Michigan starting the second week of June in 2019. June 20, 2017 – Slinger, WI – Celebrate the longest day of the year on Wednesday, June 21 with a 4.4 mile round-trip hike on the Ice Age Trail-Cedar Lake Segment, near Slinger. More. ICE AGE TRAIL COMMUNITY SLINGER. The trail continues as a paved trail after Commerce Drive ends. The closest parking here is the Pike Lake Unit Nature Trail trailhead 0.5 mile south on the trail. Please note this trail is easy but it has lots of rocks, tree trunks, and a bit of an incline at moments and is a little overgrown at times as well. Designated as a National Scenic Trail, the Ice Age trail follows the terminal moraine of the last glaciation throughout Wisconsin providing some of the world's best examples of glacial formations such as kettles, moraines, and drumlins. The trail continues south following yellow blazes mounted on signs or light posts. Short city segment. Share a Photo . Create Recommended Route or This is an easy mildly trafficked route that goes through the Town of Slinger. Pike lake travels through the Pike Lake Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest and a spur off of this trail leads to … Follow the Ice Age National Scenic Trail through Slinger, WI from Cedar Creek Road to STH-60 & CTH-CC. Definitely not easy. I’d say a moderate trail with lots of rocks, tree trunks, and a bit of an incline at moments. After hiking along Kettle Moraine Drive, take a right at Commerce Drive at Slinger Community Park. NOT OKAY! 603' Down the trail is short, then you go through downtown slinger where you can either continue to hwy 60 from centennial park or go through the park following the blaze to go around the east side of the ski hills to hwy 60 on the actual trail. • During the winter, the north and east sides of the kames retain snow later in season. Turn right on Hartford Road, then follow it to the left till it's intersection with Howard Aveune in 0.3 miles. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. There is not any available parking on the west end. Slinger Incorporates Trail Segment into Ice Age Trail. Plenty of water, groceries, and other facilities are available directly on the trail in Slinger, WI. Trade River Segment ... Ice Age Trail Office to Table Bluff ... Slinger (Hwy 60) to Monches, For Photos: Click Here with Jared Wildenradt Spam? The segment ends at Cushing Park Road, where you can follow part of the 2.8-mile Delafield segment north into Delafield, an official Ice Age Trail Community. Add a Symbol . The segment continues east to CTH-CC at a spot (WA9) marked with an Ice Age Trail signpost on the west side of the road. Polk James are super cool. 7.1 mi Taking other people's content (text, photos, etc) without permission is a copyright violation and On the left side of the road, the Ice Age splits off as a singletrack trail. (2.8 miles) Just north of Slinger, this segment features the Polk Kames, which are the second largest cluster of kames in the state. The Ice Age Trail passes Slinger Community Park. It winds through a mixed forest made of old oaks, sugar maple, white birch and beech. Nicely update boardwalk and paved connector. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. The walk through Slinger was fine, and the Cedar Lakes segment was pretty. http://www.nps.gov/iatr/index.htm Park at the Slinger Community Park instead. You can also park at Slinger Community Park. Share a Video . Along the Cedar Lakes Segment of the IAT, I hiked through stands of serene maples, young and old. 9.1 km There is parking and the area has been developed recently. The best spots to park are at Slinger Community Park and Pike Lake Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest. The trailhead is tucked into the wooded area on the northeast corner. We be hiking the Pike Lake (3.2 miles), Slinger (2.1 miles) & Cedar Lake (2.8 miles) segments along with the connecting route (5.4 miles) for a total of 13 miles. Trail Hiked on May 28, 2016 In looking at the map, this segment didn't look too exciting. Throughout the route across Washington County you will hit the Ice Age Trail Milwaukee River Segment, Kewaskum Segment, West Bend Segment, Cedar Lakes Segment, Slinger Segment, Pike Lake Segment, Holy Hill Segment, and Loew Lake Segment. There is no parking here. Pike Lake Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest The Ice Age Trail is a beautiful, and at times challenging, 1,094.3 mile hike through scenic areas of Wisconsin including portions of the Kettle Moraine Forest. Particularly Special Place. The Ice Age Trail Alliance’s Trail Community program was established to promote awareness of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail and improve the quality of life in communities throughout Wisconsin. Trail. Ice Age Trail Slinger Segment The Ice Age National Trail has been intentionally routed through the heart of historical town centers. The Ice Age Trail is one of only 11 National Scenic Trails and stretches for 1,000 miles through the state. The part of the section that follows is fantastic. For now the Cedar Lakes Segment is a 2 mile long linear easy footpath that cuts through valleys between the Polk Kames outside Slinger. • there is no parking no matter where you go. The Ice Age Trail travels through the quaint town of Slinger, connecting the Cedar Lakes and Pike Lake segements of the Ice Age Trail. Slinger Segment is less well-signed, traveling mostly along streets with a short stretch of trail. The Ice Age trail is built and maintained largely by volunteers. 603' Up The trail starts as a singletrack sandwiched by a field. The trail ends at Cedar Creek Rd, which is where the Cedar Lakes Segment begins. It was an 18 mile hike in Northern Kettle Moraine. So here I am, walking in downtown Slinger with a day pack, a camera, wearing hiking boots and I run into a guy walking his dog. On the west end of the trail, you can park on the side of Kettle View Ct. The southern terminus of the Slinger segment is at the intersection of STH-60 & CTH-CC. Share a Video . This route is 70% trail, 30% road. Trail Conditions- 65°F (18°C)with wide, well-maintained, well-signed trails along the Pike Lake Segment. This is a busy singletrack trail that winds through woods. The trail leaves Howard Avenue and enters the woods at a bend in Howard Avenue. The Cedar Lakes Segment of the IAT is a short and sweet segment from the Slinger Segment of the IAT to Arthur Road (Highway NN). The trail parallels Highway 60 for a period, and then dumps you on the city streets of Slinger. Unlike other national scenic trails like the Appalachian or Pacific Crest trails, the Ice Age Trail is only about two-thirds complete. Share a Photo . Scott and I hiked the Verona and Devils Lake segments last summer to see what the Turn left at Howard Avenue. 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