Ice Age National Scenic Trail Southern Holy Hill Segment

Plat, Wisconsin

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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.

Ice Age National Scenic Trail: Southern Holy Hill Segment Professional Review and Guide

"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."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Plat
Distance: 5.6
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate to Difficult
Duration: 2.5 to 3 hours
Season: Spring, summer, fall
Local Maps: USGS Merton
Driving Directions: Directions to Ice Age National Scenic Trail: Southern Holy Hill Segment

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May 2018