Mammoth Hike Challenge: Hike and Hiker Meet-Up in Cornell

As part of the Mammoth Hike Challenge, join the Chippewa Moraine Chapter for a hike on the Chippewa River Segment and hiker meet-up in Cornell.

 

Come to the Cornell  and join us for a family-friendly guided hike on the Chippewa River Segment. The Chippewa River Segment is 1.9 miles long and we will hike it as an “In and Back”. The segment travels high above the Chippewa River with views of Brunet Island State Park. Then it crosses the road and travels through the Krank Preserve where it meanders through the woods with creek crossings and hills. The trail passes along Perch Lake, a kettle lake, which is a popular fishing spot. The Fall Colors will be in their full glory for our hike. Park in the CTH CC parking lot and be ready to hike by 10:00 am.

Trail access: From Cornell, take STH 64 West across the Chippewa River. At CTH CC turn right and go north 2.1 miles. A large parking lot is located on the side of the road. Ice Age Trail Atlas map 16 and 17. 45.1879585, -91.1730272

Saturday, October 9

Hike – Chippewa River Segment: 10:00 a.m. – noon.

    RSPV for the hike [email protected]

Hiker Meet-Up – Visitor Center, Mill Yard Park: Noon – 2:00 p.m.

    No RSVP needed for the Hiker Meet-Up. Stop by the Visitor Center anytime! 

 

After the hike, we will return to the Mill Yard Park to “Meet Monty”. This is a family friendly event with maps, brochures, stickers and activities for the kids. The Visitor’s Center will be open during the event. Afterwards, consider stopping for lunch or ice cream at Dylan’s Dairy or Sam’s Place, or for pizza and beer at Moonridge Brew Pub!

 

This event is in partnership with the Mammoth Hike Challenge sponsored by Travel Wisconsin and Duluth Trading Company Hike 41 miles on the Ice Age Trail during the month of October 2021 and support at least three of our Trail Communities to earn a hiking certificate and a limited-edition patch celebrating the Challenge. You may hike, walk, run, or backpack – whatever suits your lifestyle – and log your miles over days, weekends, weeks, or one big adventure. You have the entire month of October to do it!

More information about the Mammoth Hike Challenge, including registration, can be found HERE.

 


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