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Hike the Plover River Segment of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail

Birnamwood, Wisconsin

based on 3 reviews



5.7 miles

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Added by Sophie Justinak

Serene section hike with a diverse forest canopy and a Class I trout stream, the Plover River. Access is free and easy. Great fall colors!

Parking is available at the southern terminus on Sportsman Drive and at the northern terminus on County Hwy HH. There is also parking available mid-trail at the intersection of Highland Drive and State Hwy 52, and south of State Hwy 52 along Highland Drive.

Hike the trail as 5.7 miles one way by parking at one end and biking to the other end, make the trail an out-and-back of 11.4 miles, or split the trail into several parts using the two middle parking lots. 

North of State Hwy 52 the trails consists of hardwood forest, mossy boulders, and a boardwalk through a cedar grove. South of State Hwy 52 the terrain travels over and along the Plover River where you can spot the local trout and enjoy the dense pine and poplar forests. 

A more detailed description and driving directions can be found on the Ice Age Trail Website.

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Hike the Plover River Segment of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail Reviews

I did this section a few winters ago. Absolutely beautiful!

Love this trail. It’s well maintained by a dedicated local group of Ice-Agers. I especially appreciate the beauty of the rock formations within the path, that could be easily stepped over without a second thought.

Awesome trail, pretty mucky on the river side in early spring.

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