The High Point Chapter was officially organized in 1986. Our chapter works throughout the year to create, support and protect the Ice Age Trail in Taylor County through group hikes and work outings.
– The Trail “At a Glance” –
* Wood Lake Segment, 17 miles
From western Lincoln County to STH-102.
There is a side trail (Wood Lake Loop trail) along the lake’s (hilly) north side.
* Rib Lake Segment, 4.5 miles
From STH-102 to CTH-D north of Rib Lake.
At STH-102 there is a small parking pad & kiosk, and a geo-cache is located on the trail.
At Rusch Preserve on CTH-C is the southern terminus of side trail, Timm’s Hill National Scenic Trail that joins the IAT for one-half mile before continuing another 8 miles to Timm’s Hill.
At Rustic Road #1, the historical kiosk contains memorabilia from a fatal steam log hauler accident during the area’s logging era.
* East Lake Segment, 6.5 miles
From CTH-D north of Rib Lake to STH-13 wayside north of Medford.
View the Black River headwaters the IAT crosses.
* Pine Line Segment, 1 mile
From STH -13 to Fisher Creek Rd at Fawn Ave.
* Mondeaux Esker Segment, 13 miles
From Shady Dr. to CTH-E.
Includes the seasonal Mondeaux Dam Recreation Area picnic and shelter areas, swimming and sandy beach, boat rentals, and interpretive trails.
* Jerry Lake Segment, 15 miles
From CTH -E to Sailor Creek Rd (FR-571).
This segment features Jerry Lake, the mile-long Hemlock Esker and several crossings of the Yellow River. There is the Chippewa Lobe Interpretive Loop.
* Lake Eleven Segment, 14 miles
From Sailor Creek Rd (FR-571) to STH-64.
This remote and rugged segment in the Chequamegon National Forest highlights Lake Eleven, a clear, deep kettle lake and many other glacial features associated with the Perkinstown End Moraine.
We welcome everyone to the trails within our High Point Chapter segments of the Ice Age Trail.
Our volunteers help us maintain these many miles of trail that we all enjoy. Chapter membership is not required to help.
We ask hikers to report trail conditions so we can continue adding improvements the Ice Age Trail.
For more information on chapter activities and/or hiking the Ice Age Trail in this region, contact the volunteer chapter coordinator:
530 Gibson St.
Medford, WI 54451