Hiking Wisconsin: A Guide to the State's Greatest Hikes

Hiking Wisconsin: A Guide to the State's Greatest Hikes

by Kevin Revolinski, Eric Hansen

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This updated edition of Hiking Wisconsin brings together seventy-one of the best hikes in the Badger State. Hike to hidden waterfalls in Lake Superior country and along the Apostle Islands National Lake-shore, or hit the trails of Black River Forest in Central Wisconsin. Venture along Lake Michigan in Door County or stroll amid the birder's paradise at Horicon Marsh. Each hike profile provides detailed maps and directions, and at-a-glance information helps determine the best path for the day. Look inside to find: Hikes suited to every ability, Full-color maps and photos throughout, GPS coordinates, Directions to the trailhead, Mile-by-mile directional cues, Difficulty ratings, best seasons to hike, and much more, Details about the area's unique climate and geology

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493018734
Publisher: Falcon Guides
Publication date: 06/01/2016
Series: State Hiking Guides Series
Edition description: 2nd Edition
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 227,525
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Kevin Revolinski is a freelance writer and photographer. He is the author of several books and his work has appeared in The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, and Sydney Morning Herald. He maintains a website and blog called The Mad Traveler (www.TheMadTravelerOnline.com, Revtravel.com) and is an avid outdoorsman. He has lived abroad in several places including Italy, Guatemala, Turkey, Panama, and Thailand, but currently lives in Madison, Wisconsin.

Eric Hansen’s first recorded hike was an ascent of New York’s Bear Mountain at the age of four. His parents encouraged him to roam the woods with curiosity and confidence, the beginning of a lifelong love of exploration and route finding in the outdoors. Topographic maps were the wallpaper of his childhood bedroom.
He has hiked and backpacked extensively and now divides his time between the mountains and canyons of the West and the woods and waters of the Midwest. Eric’s background includes successful climbs of most of the high peaks in Montana’s Glacier National Park and over a dozen rim-river-rim treks in the Grand Canyon. After twenty years of exploring Wisconsin’s natural areas, he hiked 800 miles to research this guidebook.
He is a frequent contributor and gear reviewer for Backpacker Magazine. His local outdoor writing credits include Milwaukee Magazine, The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, and Shepherd Express, as well as Silent Sports Magazine.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vii

Introduction 1

Using This Guide 8

Trail Finder 10

Map Legend 14

Lake Superior Lowland 15

1 Amnicon Falls 16

2 Superior Shoreline 20

3 Lost Creek Falls 23

4 Sea Caves 26

5 Oak Island 30

6 Trout Point 34

7 Tombolo 38

Northern Highlands 42

8 Manitou Falls 43

9 Brule-St. Croix Portage 47

10 Anderson Lake 50

11 Marengo River / Pore up me Lake 53

12 Morgan Falls/St. Peter's Dome 58

13 Copper Falls 62

14 Potato River Falls 66

15 Penokee Range 69

16 Sandrock Cliffs 73

17 St. Croix 77

18 Blue Hills/Devils Creek 82

19 Escanaba Lake 85

20 Star Lake 89

21 Hidden Lakes 92

22 LaSalle Fails 96

23 Glacial Potholes 99

24 Chippewa Moraine Circle Trail 104

25 Chippewa Moraine/Plummer Lake 108

26 Jerry Lake 112

27 Chippewa Lobe 116

28 Timm's Hill 120

29 Wood Lake 124

30 Ed's Lake 127

31 Jones Spring 130

32 Mead State Wildlife Area 134

Western Upland 138

33 Chippewa River 139

34 Trempealeau River 144

35 Perrot Ridge 147

36 McGilvray Bottoms 151

37 Wyahising State Park 154

38 Governor Dodge State Park 158

39 Ferry Bluff 162

40 Black Hawk Ridge 165

Central Sandy Plain 169

41 Wildcat Mound 170

42 North Bluff 174

43 Lone Rock 179

Eastern Moraines and Lake Michigan Plain 183

44 Eagle Bluff 184

45 Door Bluff Headlands Park 187

46 Rock Island 190

47 Newport State Park 194

48 The Ridges 199

49 Moonlight Bay 203

50 Point Beach 207

51 Emmons Creek 212

52 Horicon Marsh 216

53 North Kettle Moraine 220

54 Ice Age Trail: Cedar Lakes loop 224

Southern Bluffs and Moraines 228

55 Devil's Lake East Bluff 229

56 D evil's Lake to Palfrey's Glen 232

57 Parfrey's Glen 236

58 Natural Bridge 240

59 Lake La Grange 244

60 Beulah Bog 248

Honorable Mentions

A Icé Age Trail-Kettle Moraine State Forest-Northern Link 252

B Ice Age Trail-Kettle Moraine State Forest-Southern Unit 253

C Kettle Moraine State Forest-Lapham Peak Unit 254

D Kettle Moraine State Forest-Pike Lake Unit 254

E High Cliff State Park 254

F Horicon National Wildlife Refuge 255

G Kickapoo Valley Reserve Trails 255

H Kohler-Andrae State Park 255

I Mirror Lake State Park 256

J Roche-a-Cri State Park 256

K Rocky Arbor State Park 256

Glossary 257

Clubs and Trail Groups 258

Further Reading 260

About the Authors 261

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