Hiking the Ice Age Trail Bohn Lake Segment


Ice Age Trail Bohn Lake Segment
Ice Age Trail Bohn Lake Segment


Set in the Central Sand Hills Region of Wisconsin, the Bohn Lake Segment of the Ice Age Trail is a 1.2 mile linear footpath that is easy an easy walk. The trail route begins at a gravel parking lot on county highway B and weaves through a pine plantation, around three sides of Bohn Lake and then through an oak savanna.  The majority of the trail passes through the Bohn Lake State Ice Age Trail Area.



Ice Age Trail Bohn Lake Segment
Ice Age Trail Bohn Lake Segment


In the heart of quiet and peaceful Waushara County the short Bohn Lake Segment is a popular nature walk. The footpath is a well defined single track. This is a great local place for a weekend stroll.

The forest floor is carpeted in soft green grasses typical of oak savanna. Wildflowers are profuse in summer in the open fields and restored prairies. You might even see the endangered Karner blue butterfly along your walk. The trail route is set back from the high water mark and never gets very close to Bohn Lake which is ringed with a swampy lake edge. Catch and release fishing is allowed here, but it would be difficult to find a comfortable spot to cast from.

Bohn Lake is a tunnel channel lake. It was formed by a chunk of glacier ice that settled into the ground along a river of meltwater that tunneled beneath the glacier.

Accessed from 9th ave is another parking area that serves an ADA accessible trail which leads to an overlook of Bohn Lake. A short unmarked trail connects from the parking lot on hwy B to the accessible route and overlook.


Ice Age Trail Bohn Lake Segment
Ice Age Trail Bohn Lake Segment


Overview: Ice Age National Scenic Trail - Bohn Lake Segment



COUNTY: Washura
COMMUNITIES: Hancock, Deerfield

TOTAL MILES: 1.2 miles linear
DIFFICULTY: Easy

NEXT IAT SEGMENT EASTBOUND: Greenwood Segment
NEXT IAT SEGMENT WESTBOUND: Deerfield Segment

POINTS OF INTEREST: Bohn Lake, Bohn Lake State Natural Area


Directions and Trail Map




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Address for your GPS: 1N3791 CR-B, Hancock, WI 54943
| coordinates: 44.118418, -89.445191 |

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



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Ice Age Trail Bohn Lake Segment
Ice Age Trail Bohn Lake Segment

Ice Age Trail Bohn Lake Segment
Ice Age Trail Bohn Lake Segment

Ice Age Trail Bohn Lake Segment
Ice Age Trail Bohn Lake Segment

Ice Age Trail Bohn Lake Segment
Ice Age Trail Bohn Lake Segment