Come Explore the scenic Ringle Segment of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail
Join friends, family, and many other Trail enthusiasts for a great time exploring the Ice Age National Scenic Trail in Marathon County. Help raise funds to conserve, create, maintain, and promote this national treasure.
Explore the Ringle Segment!
Enjoy a gold-colored forest – fall colors at their finest – with this woodland walk along Green Bay Lobe’s terminal moraine. Experience winding boardwalks, small kettle ponds, and an impressively large glacial erratic known as the “stone lion.”
For a donation of $25.00 (or more!), you get:
- Premier, glacier-carved landscape
- A fun-filled hike (various distances available)
- Shuttle service to hike start
- Delicious refreshments
Near Hatley, in northcentral Wisconsin, the remarkable Ringle Segment (see online map) of the Ice Age Trail is worth the Northwoods jaunt. Also, see Ice Age Trail Atlas map [PDF]
The Hike-A-Thon Check-In/Shuttle Service and Finish Line location: Community room, Hatley Branch of the Marathon County Public Library, 435 Curtis Avenue (County Y) in Hatley
Create your own custom hike (self-shuttled) or take one of ours! Choose from these exciting, self-paced, options:
- 8.5-mile hike from Helf Road to library headquarters with 8:45 a.m. bus departure*. NOTE: The 8:45 am bus is FULL. Please select another hiking option.
- 8.5-mile hike from Helf Rd to library headquarters with 10:00 a.m. bus departure*.
- 6.25-mile hike from Hoot Owl Rd to library headquarters with 8:45 a.m. bus departure*.
- 6.25-mile hike from Hoot Owl to library headquarters with 10:00 a.m. bus departure time*.
- 3.4-mile hike from Poplar Lane to library headquarters with check-in and volunteer car shuttle anytime between 8:00 a.m. and noon.
- 1.7-mile hike from Poplar Lane to Duncan Road with check-in and volunteer car shuttle anytime between 8:00 a.m. and noon. (A car shuttle from Duncan Road will be provided when hiker makes request at Duncan Road checkpoint.
Also of Note:
- Support: Breakfast foods, grab-and-go snacks, and water will be available to hikers throughout the event.
- Sign-in location: Community room, Hatley Branch of the Marathon County Public Library, 435 Curtis Avenue (County Y) in Hatley
- Sign-in timeframe: Anytime between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. for self-shuttled and volunteer-shuttled hikers.
- Shuttle bus departures: A shuttle bus will depart from the library at 8:45 a.m. and again at 10:00 a.m.
- Checkpoints: water, snacks, and exit shuttles (at a hiker’s request), will be available at Hoot Owl Drive, Poplar Lane, and Duncan Road
- Sign-out: 4:00 p.m. for all hikers.
Support the Ice Age Trail:
Help us raise $5,000 to support the work of the Central Moraines Chapter of the Ice Age Trail Alliance.
- Alliance-member, suggested minimum donation: $25.00 (a tax-deductible gift) per adult participant, or collect a minimum donation of $25 through pledges. (Alliance-member price)
- Non-Alliance-member, suggested minimum donation: $25.00 (a tax-deductible gift per adult participant, or collect a minimum donation of $25 through pledges. However, non-members can donate an additional $25 (or more!) to have the option of a one-year Alliance membership ($50.00).
REGISTRATION IS CLOSED (October 3, 2022).
Thank you to these area businesses for their generous support of our 2022 Hike-A-Thon!
- We will follow, and expect all participants to follow, CDC guidelines, in effect at the time of the event, for Covid-19 and variants.
- In the event of severe or threatening weather, for safety reasons, we may need to cancel this event last minute. If this happens, we will be unable to refund donations.
- Pets are welcome but must be on leash and under control at all times.