Parnell Tower Trail

MODERATE 26 reviews

Parnell Tower Trail is a 3.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Plymouth, Wisconsin that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
377 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wildlife

Directions from Plymouth, WI: Take Hwy. 67 west to Kettle Moraine Scenic Drive. Head south and proceed to County U. Turn right (west) to reach trailhead parking.

16 days ago

Just hiked this trail. It was overgrown in several spots. Small kids and older adults should be careful as there are many areas with rocks and roots that are very slippery when wet.

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2 months ago

Great hike to push yourself

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5 months ago

Very woodsy, hilly and wonderful.

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9 months ago

Hike this one often. There are a few steep inclines/descents (not long) depending which way you go. All ages hike this trail and you just go your own pace. The tower is VERY busy during peak fall colors and parking is not allowed on the road.
This trail is not open to cross country skiiing as one person commented below. There are groomed cross country skiing trails at Greenbush Camp a few miles south or Parnell.
The Ice Age Trail connects for a short distance on the west side of the trail. I've seen some people get confused at these two junctions. If you are going clockwise, keep going to the right. If you are going counter clockwise, stay to the left. Or read the signs, they point you in the right direction.

10 months ago

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Sunday, September 04, 2016

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Saturday, September 03, 2016

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Medium difficulty, great variety, few people. Enjoyed very much!

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Friday, July 08, 2016

Such a great trail. Not your standard crushed stone path. The changes in terrain make it a bit more challenging. Roots, rocks, hills and stairs, so many things to step on and around. The woods are beautiful and it isn't too busy, though you will almost definitely see a handful of other people.

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Monday, May 16, 2016

I don't know why this is marked as hard. It was a easy trail. I did it twice - clockwise and counter clockwise. It is VERY pretty!

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016