Ice Age National Scenic Trail Holy Hill Segment

Cross Plains, Wisconsin 53528

Ice Age National Scenic Trail Holy Hill Segment

Ice Age National Scenic Trail: Holy Hill Segment Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Hike a portion of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail as it passes through forest and prairie over moraines and kames. Then have a look at the Holy Hill Basilica on top of a 1,335-foot kame. From the top you can see all the way to Milwaukee.

A National Shrine of Mary, Holy Hill Basilica is built atop a glacial formation called a kame, formed by debris deposited by a stream that once rushed straight down from the thick sheet of ice above. This segment of the Ice Age Trail approaches from the north, passes around the kame, and heads south. Parking at the trail’s southern end on Donegal Road is not permitted, but there is a small parking lot on Shannon Road just west of the northern trailhead."

More Ice Age National Scenic Trail: Holy Hill Segment Professional Guides

Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

"Hike a portion of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail as it passes through forest and prairie over moraines and kames. Then have a look at the Holy Hill Basilica on top of a 1,335-foot kame. From the top you can see all the way to Milwaukee. A national Shrine of Mary, Holy Hill Basilica is built atop a glacial formation called a kame, formed by debris deposited by a stream that once rushed straight down through the thick sheet of ice above. This segment of the Ice Age Trail approaches from the north, passes around the kame, and heads south. The best option for hiking this segment is to park in the middle of the hike on Station Way Road and hike the northern and southern halves each as out-and-back routes." Read more

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Trail Information

Cross Plains
Nearby City
5.6
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
2.5-3 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
Ice Age Trail Alliance, 2110 Main St., Cross Plains, WI 53528; (800) 227-0046; www.iceagetrail.org
Local Contacts
USGS Merton, Ice Age Trail Atlas
Local Maps

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Dec 2018