Saturday, December 13, 2014

Dayhike at Horicon Marsh - December 2014

Sometimes the sign is so awesome you just can't walk away without a selfie. So named for the redhead ducks that nest at Horicon Marsh, the 2.5 mile (4.2 km) Redhead Hiking Trail joined with the 0.5 mile (0.8 km) Red Fox Trail and the 0.4 mile (0.7 km) Egret Trail make for about 3.4 miles (5.5 km) of easy hiking. While these trails reside at the north end of the marsh, the Bachhuber Flowage and Quick's Point Trails at the south end of the marsh, also adjoining loops, make for a similar hike.

Located in Dodge County on Wisconsin State Highway 49, Horicon Marsh is nestled between Waupun, Mayville and Horicon. Horicon Marsh provides a great hiking spot for migratory bird watching. There is no fee to hike at Horicon Marsh.

The trails are wide, easy to follow, well signed, and easy (non-strenuous) to hike. Although portions of the trail cut through stands of trees, much of the trail meanders through open prairie and marshland. Short and longer loops allow hiking to suit various levels of ability. Benches scattered along these trails make for comfortable bird watching. Maps of Horicon Marsh and more information about hiking, snowshoeing, paddling, bird watching, and more can be found on the US Fish and Wildlife Service's website.



Miles hiked per GPS - 3.6 (5.8 km)
Trail conditions - patches of packed snow and ice
Level of difficulty - easy

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