Waupaca, WI: Hartman Creek

This 3.9-mile, figure-8 loop meanders along the shores of glacial lakes under a mixed forest of hardwoods and pine-a perfect trail/off-trail adventure for ambitious young hikers.
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This 3.9-mile, figure-8 loop meanders along the shores of glacial lakes under a mixed forest of hardwoods and pine-a perfect trail/off-trail adventure for ambitious young hikers.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 6.5

Waypoints

HCP001

Location: 44.3255996704102, -89.2159576416016

Head S-SW on the Deer Path, generally skirting the shoreline of Allen Lake

HCP010

Location: 44.3236083984375, -89.2137756347656

Cross Hartman Creek Rd.; go to parking lot via woods

HCP009

Location: 44.3244972229004, -89.2040557861328

Swimming beach @ Hartman Lake; continue W

HCP006

Location: 44.3257827758789, -89.2018432617188

Cross Hartman Creek; veer E-SE through field

HCP008

Location: 44.3256607055664, -89.1951446533203

Pope Lake on R; return to Hartman Creek (waypoint 6) to complete southern end of bigger loop

HCP005

Location: 44.325553894043, -89.2090835571289

Join Dike Hiking Trail @ small dam; look for painted turtles sunbathing on logs

HCP004

Location: 44.3268127441406, -89.2137680053711

Cross hartman Creek Rd., veer N for short off-trail sectio nalong middle of lake

HCP003

Location: 44.3269577026367, -89.2164077758789

L @ T, quick R then stay N of small pond heading E to road

HCP007

Location: 44.3246383666992, -89.198616027832

Cross Rural Rd., continue .1 mi., then turn R onto Pope Lake Hiking Trail

HCP002

Location: 44.3268775939941, -89.2223739624024

Detour downhill to the lake edge; look for waterfowl hiding in tall grass