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Cedar Lakes / Polk Kames Segment – Ice Age Trail in slinger

Activities: Birding, Hiking, Hunting, Snowshoeing, Wildlife Viewing
Ice Age Trail and kame

Ice Age Trail passing by a kame

This 414-acre DNR parcel contains some of the finest kettle moraine topography in Wisconsin. A mix of forest, wetlands and farm fields with 2.8 miles of trails that wind through the second largest cluster of Kames in the state. Kames are steep hills made of glacial till composed of gravel, sand and rock.


Part of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail system, it is variously referred to as the Cedar Lakes Segment and Polk Kames. The trail winds through a mixed forest made of old oaks, sugar maple, white birch and beech. During the winter, the north and east sides of the kames retain snow later in season. The spring months present a scattered display of woodland and prairie wildflowers, including trillium, wood anemone, mayapple, violets, jack-in-the-pulpit and many ferns. In the interior is 0.8-mile white-blazed Kame Loop trail, which curves around a prominent kame.


Seasonal hunting is permitted on property except within 100 yards of the Ice Age Trail.


The trailhead parking lot is on the south side of County Hwy NN, about ¼ mile east of the intersection with State Hwy 144, just off I-41 at Slinger.


No entry fee or annual sticker required.

For a DNR trail map and hunting regulations, click here.


Gallery (click to enlarge)



4704-4898 Arthur Road
53086, slinger, WI, US