Star Lake

Star Lake, Wisconsin

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A pine-covered peninsula juts out into Star Lake, offering a scenic pass partly along the lakeshore but also upon a boardwalk with views into a bog. Few short trails offer such a strong sense of place as the Star Lake Hiking Trail does. Long stretches of windswept lake views and an intimate bog are part of its tour of a narrow peninsula protruding into Star Lake. Two paths travel this peninsula, the hiking trail marked with brown signs featuring the figure of a hiker, and a nature trail, with its signs bearing the likeness of a hawk. The hiking trail and the nature trail share the same path for much of the route. From the southern corner of the trailhead parking lot, pass a water pump and walk south, downhill, on a broad footpath.
Hiking Wisconsin

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Hiking Wisconsin

by Eric Hansen, revised by Kevin Revolinski (Falcon Guides)

A pine-covered peninsula juts out into Star Lake, offering a scenic pass partly along the lakeshore but also upon a boardwalk with views into a bog. Few short trails offer such a strong sense of place as the Star Lake Hiking Trail does.
Long stretches of windswept lake views and an intimate bog are part of its tour of a narrow peninsula protruding into Star Lake.

Two paths travel this peninsula, the hiking trail marked with brown signs featuring the figure of a hiker, and a nature trail, with its signs bearing the likeness of a hawk. The hiking trail and the nature trail share the same path for much of the route. From the southern corner of the trailhead parking lot, pass a water pump and walk south, downhill, on a broad footpath.

© 2016 Eric Hansen, revised by Kevin Revolinski/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Star Lake
Distance: 2.5
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 1 hour
Season: April - October
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Northern Highland American Legion State Forest, 4125 CR M, Boulder Junction, 54512; (715) 542-3923; http:// dnr.wi.gov
Local Maps: Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest hiking map, USGS Star Lake (inc.) quad
Driving Directions: Directions to Star Lake

Recent Trail Reviews

8/18/2008
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Nice entry level trail. 1 mile and 2.5 mile loop. Several historical markers describing Star Lake history in logging. 2.5 mile loop walks along shore line. Several stopping points and well pumps for drinking. Nice 20 mins. to 1 hour hike for all levels. Bring the entire family. No bikes. No Pets.



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