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Ice Age Trail – Monches Segment in Monches

Activities: Birding, Hiking, Hunting, Running, Snowshoeing, Wildlife Viewing

The Monches Segment is part of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail, which runs 1,200 miles throughout much of Wisconsin. This segment is 3.1 miles from County Highway Q on the north to E. Kilbourne Rd. on the south. Yellow blazes on trees mark the trail.


Much of this segment runs through a mature maple forest and parallels the Oconomowoc River. Spring and early summer wildflowers include Dutchman’s breeches, marsh marigold, spring beauty, shooting star, trillium, Jack-in-the-pulpit and trout lily. The maple forest in peak autumn color can be quite spectacular.


The trail connects to the Loew Lake Segment on the north and the Merton Segment on the south. Parking is available on both ends of the segment; on E. Kilbourne Rd. near Merton and at the intersection of Highways Q and K near Monches.


Hunting is allowed on some parts of the trail. During hunting season hikers should wear blaze orange clothing. Leashed dogs are allowed on the trail.


For a trail map, click here.


Gallery (click to enlarge)


County Hwy Q
53029, Monches, WI, US