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Washington/Ozaukee County Chapter Hike
November 24, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join us on an #OptOutside hike as we explore the Pike Lake Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest. Deer hunting is not allowed in the unit so we’ll use the loop trails for a 4.6 mile hike. A shorter 2 mile loop is also available. We’ll have a bonfire going at the new amphitheater after the hike. A Wisconsin state park sticker is required. Dogs are NOT permitted at the park facilities, so please leave Fido at home.
LOCATION: Meet at the beach parking lot on Kettle Moraine Road. Click here for directions. Watch for yellow “Ice Age Trail Event” signs.
WHAT TO BRING: Wear comfortable hiking boots and dress appropriately for the weather. Bring water and your camera!
INFORMATION ABOUT THE AREA: The Pike Lake Unit is 446 acres and most of the segment follows the edge of a glacial ridge through heavily forested maple and beech woods. Pike Lake is a spring-fed kettle with a very popular sandy beach; the segment reaches the swimming area parking lot 0.5 miles after first entering the unit. The segment crosses Kettle Moraine Road and makes its way uphill for 0.9 iles to an intersection with a spur trail. The spur climbs 0.2 miles to the top of 1,350-foot Powder Hill, one of the larger kames in the area. The lookout tower on top offers spectacular 360-degree views.
Click here for a map of Pike Lake Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest