Hiking Project Logo

A 2-mile loop takes you through old growth forest, along glacial lakes, over two foot bridges, and out to a prairie.


Your Rating: Rating Rating Rating Rating Rating      Clear Rating
Your Difficulty:
Your Favorites: Add To-Do · Your List
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

2.0

Miles

3.2

KM

Point to Point

1,362' 415 m

High

1,231' 375 m

Low

171' 52 m

Up

264' 80 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

17%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · Views · Wildflowers

Need to Know

Trails are free and open to the public during daylight hours. White donation boxes are located on the kiosks in camp. Kiosks hold trail maps and additional information. Dogs must be leashed.

Description

Most hikers prefer to start the trail from the Frances Andrew's trail located near the outdoor amphitheater. By starting from this direction, you get to go down the big hill, instead of ending your hike by climbing up it.

At the bottom of the wooded hill, the trail winds along the shoreline of Big Devils lake where it meets a footbridge. Then the trail meanders through the woods and onto a second footbridge at the end of the Twin Lakes.

The trail ends (or starts) at the Vole Trail on the edge of the prairie. Follow the vole trail west to get back to the parking area.

Flora & Fauna

Spring wildflowers like: hepatica, bloodroot, spring beauty, bishops cap, and more. Towering oaks, maples and pines along with birch and aspen fill in the forest. Along the water, birds include green and blue heron, loon, wood ducks, mergansers, kingfisher and on land and trees: sandhill crane, eagle, osprey, shrike, golden winged warbler, bluebirds, indigo bunting and more! In the prairie native grasses and wildflowers are in full show by August.

Contacts

Shared By:

Nikki Janisin

Trail Ratings

  5.0 from 1 vote

#4667

Overall
  5.0 from 1 vote
5 Star
100%
4 Star
0%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Trail Rankings

#42

in Wisconsin

#4,667

Overall
2 Views Last Month
59 Since May 12, 2021
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

0%
0%
0%
100%
0%
0%

Photos

Near Heron Point, on the Vole Trail at Hunt Hill. The footbridge gives year 'round access to the Bear Trail, on the other side of the creek flowing from Twin Lake. All in Hunt Hill's nature sactuary.
Oct 13, 2021 near Shell Lake, WI
Boardwalk leading out of the bog.
Jun 3, 2021 near Shell Lake, WI
Goldenrods in bloom near the prairie platform.
Jun 3, 2021 near Shell Lake, WI
Trail sign welcomes people to start on the Frances Andrews trail.
Jun 3, 2021 near Shell Lake, WI

0 Comments

Weather


Current Trail Conditions

Unknown
Add Your Check-In

Check-Ins

none
Welcome

Join the Community

Create your FREE account today!
Already have an account? Login to close this notice.

Get Started