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Ice Age Trail: Eagle

Follow the Ice Age Trail over expansive spring fed prairies and past exposed Niagara Escarpment from STH-67 to STH-59.
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Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 5.5 miles
Duration: 1-3 hours
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Overview :  The Eagle segment of the Ice Age trail is in the southern unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest and features and expansive prairie, ... more »

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Points of Interest

1. STH-67 Trailhead

The Eagle segment of the Ice Age Trail begins at the STH-67 trailhead. A developed trailhead directly off of STH-67 offers parking, water, and trail information.

This is a fee area. Vehicles parked here require a daily or annual pass. Registration and fees for either are accepted onsite via the "iron ranger" self pay station.

2. Spring Spur Trail

A short spur trail leads to a natural spring.

3. Stark Road

The trail crosses Stark Road.

Seasonal Parking is available.

4. Scenic Vista Spur Trail

A short spur trail leads to a scenic vista to the west.

Or you can forgo this scenic vista for an equally scenic vista just up the trail at the top of the hill.

5. Scenic Vista

An elevated position gives a dramatic scenic vista of the prairie to the Northwest.

6. Bench

A bench marks the top of this hill offering a scenic vista to the North.

7. Brady's Rocks Nature Trail Spur

A short spur trail leads to Brady's Rocks Nature Trail.

Brady's Rocks Nature trail features an exposed portion of the Niagara escarpment. The trail gets it's name from Michael and Kathleen Brady who homesteaded here. A large variety of ferns have made Brady's Rocks their home.

8. Wilton Road

The trail meets and follows Wilton Road to the west.

9. Wilton Road Exit

The trail exits Wilton Road to the south.

Roadside parking.

10. CTH-N

The trail crosses CTW-N. A bench on the south side of CTH-N offers a relaxing way to soak in the expansive scenic vista of the prairie.

Paradise Springs Nature Trail and Historic Log Cabin site are 0.5 mile south on CTH-N.

11. STH-59 Trailhead

The trail meets a parking area just north of STH-59. The trail continues by following the gravel roadway to where it joins STH-59.

12. STH-59

The trail crosses STH-59. This is the southern terminus for the Eagle segment.

The Ice Age Trail continues south on the Stony Ridge segment.

Headquarters for the Kettle Moraine State Forest-Southern Unit.

Here you will find ample parking as well as water, restrooms, picnic areas and information about Kettle Moraine State Forest. This is the closest parking and water to Backpack Shelter #2.

14. Backpack Shelter #1

Atop the bluff known to locals as Spy Glass hill, the Backpack Shelter #1 campsite offers an Adirondack style shelter, picnic table, campfire ring, and an impressive vista.

The shelter is available via reservation by calling 888-947-2757.

15. Paradise Springs Nature Trail

The Paradise Springs Natural Trail explores the rich history of Paradise Springs-a 5,000 gallon a minute spring.

In addition to the trail, you'll find parking, a picnic area, and water.

16. Gotten Cabin

Across CTH N from Paradise Springs is the Gotten Cabin-a historic example of old world craftsmanship.

17. Backpack Shelter #2

The Backpack Shelter #2 campsite offers an Adirondack style shelter, picnic table, campfire ring, and an impressive vista.

The shelter is available via reservation by calling 888-947-2757.