Ice Age National Scenic Trail Monches Segment

Merton, Wisconsin

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This segment of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail passes through the Carl Schurz Forest over glacial moraines, and then descends into wetlands and lowland forest to follow the Oconomowoc River. This hike is even more impressive when fall colors hit their peak. The northern portion of this segment of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail travels primarily up and down moraines through the forest dedicated to Wisconsin conservationist Carl Schurz. The southern portion follows the marshy edge of the Oconomowoc River, which drains marshland in the Kettle Moraine area. If you see the yellow blazes on the trees, you are on the official Ice Age Trail. Blue blazes indicate spur trails; unmarked trails lead elsewhere. Remember, the trail passes over private land. Respect the privilege of its use by staying on the path and leaving nothing behind but footprints.

Ice Age National Scenic Trail: Monches Segment Professional Review and Guide

"This segment of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail passes through the Carl Schurz Forest over glacial moraines, and then descends into wetlands and lowland forest to follow the Oconomowoc River. This hike is even more impressive when fall colors hit their peak.

The northern portion of this segment of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail travels primarily up and down moraines through the forest dedicated to Wisconsin conservationist Carl Schurz. The southern portion follows the marshy edge of the Oconomowoc River, which drains marshland in the Kettle Moraine area. If you see the yellow blazes on the trees, you are on the official Ice Age Trail. Blue blazes indicate spur trails; unmarked trails lead elsewhere. Remember, the trail passes over private land. Respect the privilege of its use by staying on the path and leaving nothing behind but footprints."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Merton
Distance: 6.4
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate to Difficult
Duration: 3 to 4 hours
Season: Year-round
Local Maps: USGS Merton
Driving Directions: Directions to Ice Age National Scenic Trail: Monches Segment

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10/11/2014
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Lovely walk easy we took our dog and she lived it too



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May 2018