Hiking the Ice Age Trail Greenwood Segment

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Ice Age Trail Greenwood Segment
Ice Age Trail Greenwood Segment

The Greenwood Segment is a 4.6 mile linear section of the Ice Age Trail in Central Wisconsin. Its miles pass through dense hardwood forest, mature white pine plantation, and along the edge of heathy openings and a large square mile of restored prairie. A moderately difficult journey down and out of a 200 foot deep kettle adds a workout to this hike. The Greenwood Segment is separated by short connecting routes on roads from its adjacent segments: The Bohn Lake Segment and the Mecan River Segment.





Ice Age Trail Greenwood Segment
Ice Age Trail Greenwood Segment



Meandering along the Almond moraine in Waushara County, the Greenwood Segment packs in a variety of vegetative scenery. The majority of this trail is located in the Greenwood Wildlife Refuge along with a portion on State Ice Age Trail Area. Most of the trail is shaded by stately oaks or tall white pine. But, the trail also skirts the edges of extensive prairies.

A loop trail option blazed in white circles four ponds at the bottom of a deep kettle. Views of the kettle are not very good in summer when the underbrush is thick; winter may be a better time to take advantage of this extra loop. There is also a fairly lengthy spur trail leading to a grassy parking lot on 7th Avenue.

A disperse camping area is not too far away on the northern end of the Mecan River segment.

Ice Age Trail Greenwood Segment
Ice Age Trail Greenwood Segment



Overview: Ice Age National Scenic Trial - Greenwood Segment


COUNTY: Waushara
COMMUNITIES: Hancock

TOTAL MILES: 4.6 miles linear
DIFFICULTY: Moderate

NEXT IAT SEGMENT EASTBOUND: Mecan River Segment
NEXT IAT SEGMENT WESTBOUND: Bohn Lake Segment

POINTS OF INTEREST: Greenwood Wildlife Refuge



Directions and Trail Map


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Address for your GPS: 12241 Brown Deer Court Hancock WI
| coordinates: 44.093905, -89.489286 |

From Milwaukee2 Hours
From Madison1.25 Hours
From Green Bay1.75 Hours
From Wausau1 Hour
From Minneapolis3.5 Hours
From Chicago3.5 Hours



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Ice Age Trail Greenwood Segment
Ice Age Trail Greenwood Segment

Ice Age Trail Greenwood Segment
Ice Age Trail Greenwood Segment

Ice Age Trail Greenwood Segment
Ice Age Trail Greenwood Segment


Ice Age Trail Greenwood Segment
Ice Age Trail Greenwood Segment

Ice Age Trail Greenwood Segment
Ice Age Trail Greenwood Segment

Ice Age Trail Greenwood Segment
Ice Age Trail Greenwood Segment