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Backpacker Magazine – September 2010

Local Hikes: Milwaukee, WI

The best hikes near Milwaukee.

by: Shannon Davis



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Wisconsin Go Hiking Club (wisconsingohiking.com)

Your Hikes
» Ice Age Trail, Kettle Moraine State Forest Southern Unit “The IAT is where we go to feel ‘out there’ fast,” says Judy Elmergreen. “You can do an out-and-back dayhike of any distance or do a multiday backpack through bluff and lake country.” Best weekend: Start at County Road C, at the forest’s north border, and hike south though prairies and oak. Hike 30 miles along the terminal moraine left behind from retreating glaciers 10,000 years ago. Miles from city center 32; Trip ID 708158

» East Bluff Trails, Devil’s Lake SP Hikers come for the 40 miles of trail in craggy Devil’s Lake, and the pink, glacially carved bluffs attract climbers, too. Take East Bluff Woods and East Bluff Trails for a three-miler passing Balanced Rock. Miles from city center 115; Trip ID 54604



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