Hiking The Kickapoo Valley Reserve
The 18th most popular hiking trail in Wisconsin.
Wednesday 10 August 2016 06:04 GMT
Near La Farge, the 8,500 acre Kickapoo Valley Reserve has miles of hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding trails.
The Kickapoo Valley Reserve Visitor Center is located at S3661 State Highway 131 in La Farge.
Three hiking-only trails are currently maintained within the Reserve: an approximate one-mile loop starts and ends at the Visitor Center while extending down to Old 131 Trail, another approximately one-mile loop goes up to an overlook located about four miles north of La Farge just east of Highway 131, and a two-mile trail stretches from Winchel Valley Road to County Highway F at the Reserve's northern end. The Visitor Center loop extends down a west-facing hill with railroad tie steps, easing navigation of steep sections. The trail to the overlook is a moderate challenge to hike, while the northern trail is fairly rugged and includes a stream crossing--be prepared to get your feet wet.
Overall, Kickapoo Valley Reserve is the 18th most popular hiking trail of all 18 hikes in Wisconsin.