Emmons Creek

Waupaca, Wisconsin

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A segment of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail passes through Hartman Creek State Park and offers a fine hike through oak forest and along the clear waters of a trout stream. Hartman Creek State Park, with its quiet lakes, is a popular spot for weekend and vacation camping. This hike takes you away from the well-known areas of the park into its quiet southwest corner and on to the Emmons Creek Fishery and Wildlife Area. It’s a pleasant walk through an oak forest sprinkled with an occasional pine plantation or meadow-like old field to the star of the show, Emmons Creek. That clear-running stream brightened my day. A bench, dedicated to Aldo Leopold, aids contemplation.
Hiking Wisconsin

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Hiking Wisconsin

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

A segment of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail passes through Hartman Creek State Park and offers a fine hike through oak forest and along the clear waters of a trout stream. Hartman Creek State Park, with its quiet lakes, is a popular spot for weekend and vacation camping.

This hike takes you away from the well-known areas of the park
into its quiet southwest corner and on to the Emmons Creek Fishery and Wildlife Area. It’s a pleasant walk through an oak forest sprinkled with an occasional pine plantation or meadow-like old field to the star of the show, Emmons Creek. That
clear-running stream brightened my day. A bench, dedicated to Aldo Leopold, aids contemplation.

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

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Waupaca
Distance: 6.8
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 3 hours
Season: April - October
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Hartman Creek State Park, N2480 Hartman Creek Rd., Waupaca, 54981; (715) 258-2372; dnr.wi.gov. Ice Age Trail Alliance, 2110 Main St., Cross Plains, 53528; (800) 227-0046; www.iceagetrail.org.
Local Maps: USGS Blaine, King; Ice Age Trail Foundation segment map #43; Hartman Creek State Park trail map
Driving Directions: Directions to Emmons Creek

Recent Trail Reviews

5/12/2007
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A good example of Wisconsin backcountry this trail (which is really just a subsection of the much larger "Ice Age Trail" -- see http://www.iceagetrail.org/) is well maintained and, at least while I was there, seldom used. In fact, once I got off the main section of trails for the park and out onto the ice age trail I never saw another person. There was plenty of wildlife around though. The scenery varies from a couple open fields early on to mixed forest which gives way to what a sign on the trail describes as one of the last "oak savannahs" in Wisconsin. Due to time constraints I didn't quite make it to the creek, but from what I did experience this trail is a nice casual hike for an afternoon trip.



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