North Kettle Moraine Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Of all the 60-some miles of Ice Age Trail in the Kettle Moraine State Forest, this is the trail segment with the longest continuous stretch of woods.The woodland ambiance along this hike is a pleasure for the eye, but there is a practical angle here as well.This shady, up-and-down the moraine, 10.3-mile route is one of my favorites for a sunny summer day.
Begin by following the broad Ice Age Trail north from CR V as it follows the crest of the moraine. A broad marsh begins to the west, while the first of a series of small wetlands appears in a bowl to the east. About 0.5 mile north the trail skirts an open field for a quarter mile, reenters the woods, and ascends the moraine in a short, steep climb. On a fine spring day the kettle wetlands along this stretch will be noisy with the chorus of spring peepers, frogs rejoicing in the warm weather."