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hiking
15 days ago

Great trail!

hiking
17 days ago

Did the 2.5 green trail on New Year’s Day, “First Day Hike” and had a blast, definitely ‘moderate’ with it’s hills and inclines, there was a fresh 2” of snow which made it magical!

easy out and back.

My favorite of any Washington County segment .

hiking
2 months ago

Great autumn day! Trail was a little wet, but plenty ok for me and the pup! Trails are well marked, but you still feel away from civilization for a little bit...

Very nice and easy trail. Hiked it in the rain and had no issues although the paths that are not covered were very muddy. Not really scenic but the trail itself is great to hike on.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice and easy trail if you are planning a quick hike. Took my youngest (who was 3 at the time) and although we didn't do the whole trail, he was able to walk about 2 miles worth. Really nice scenery.

walking
4 months ago

I’ve hiked this many times! Very enjoyable to me to come after work!

aka Polk Kames trail. Nice views, some of which are only seen off-trail. "Lake" is more of a series stagnant marshes, which certainly contributes to the bugs. (Much worse at dusk/dark.) Terrain is easier than Pike Lake and benches are well-placed. Old fence lines abound.

hiking
5 months ago

Actually geocaching. Oldest/first WI geocache located near Powder Tower. Nice maintained trails. Families, kids and runners on the trails. Detailed trail map most helpful. PeoriaBill.

hiking
5 months ago

Hiked the Green loop with our 6 week old infant. Had no trouble. Nice trail runs by the lake, through Marsh, then prairie, and finishes through some woods. Some elevation, but nothing to serious.

A good walk thru the Wisconsin country side. There are alot of segments that you have to follow roads or cut thru peoples yards or farm fields which detracts from the expierence.
It's great to climb the tower at powder hill in Pikes Lake and view the spires of Holy Hill, it really brings a sense of scale for how far you've come /have to go!
Bug spray is a good idea as is sun screen and a good beer or two

Nice trail for a short hike. Relatively flat, alternating between open farmland and shady forest. Easy to find the trailhead. Also, several benches at intervals along the trail which made for great spots to take a quick break!

Nice hike which includes various habitats but there is too much time spent on paved surfaces. Staying on the Ice Age Trail instead of remaining on County K for so long makes for a longer but more interesting hike. Trail is very well marked with numerous benches dispersed along trail for taking breaks. Decent number of creeks and wetlands for dogs to stay hydrated.

Easy trail. Nothing to it. A few places of elevation but after awhile you don’t even notice. I hiked the entire loop trail in about an hour and a half or less. Appropriate for jogging.

hiking
Friday, December 29, 2017

New path to the tower; nice views and family friendly

Friday, December 29, 2017

Good work out in every season

hiking
Thursday, October 19, 2017

Went in October, super colorful in the fall. Was hard to find parking for trail. You have to park at the Holy Hill Church. Most of the trail has trail markers, not all parts of the trail though.

on Pike Lake Trail

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Very nice undulating elevation consistently throughout 5 mile loop.

hiking
Sunday, October 08, 2017

Beautiful dirt trail. Cool part passes through a corn field.

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Nice well marked trails through varied terrain of mature hardwood and fields. Natural kettle morain topography of hills and ridges finishing at Pike Lake.

hiking
Friday, September 29, 2017

Excellent hike. Went with my chesapeake bay retrieve. beautiful day for a hike.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

beautiful observation tower. nice wooded trails that lead to pike lake.

hiking
Monday, September 18, 2017

One of our favorite ice age trail segments. Bugs are no problem now, Sept. 18, and not much rain recently.

trail running
Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Great view, nice trail with some degree of difficulty off and on.

hiking
Sunday, September 10, 2017

Parked on Hwy 167 and took the yellow trail on the south side of the road. This is an easy trail. There is a steep climb to an optional lookout. We couldn't see anything due the tree coverage. It may be much more scenic when the leaves drop in the fall. The trail was narrow and heavily wooded and there were numerous other hikers on the trails. You could hear cars throughout a good portion of the trail and at 12:00 pm, the Basilica rang bells, which was neat. It wasn't my favorite trail of the summer but if you are looking for a nice easy walk, this is a great place for that.

hiking
Sunday, July 23, 2017

Nice hike, but super buggy.

hiking
Saturday, July 22, 2017

Overall awesome hiking. Saw about a dozen people while actually on the trails. Only thing for improvement is that the trails aren't marked as well as they could be and the map is horrible. Dog did well and was grateful that other hikers that had dogs were all on leashes!!!!

hiking
Friday, July 14, 2017

Nice trail which crosses a river. The trail was very buggy. Even with lots of bug spray, it was miserable. Will go back in the fall and try to walk further without bugs. There were no others on the trail and it was peaceful.

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