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Hiking/walking is one of the best ways to experience the beauty of the Waupaca area. Whether you are a beginner hiker, hiking with your family, or an experienced explorer, Waupaca has trails to meet all your adventures.

The River Ridge Trail is part of a plan to preserve urban natural areas in a non-motorized trail system that winds throughout the Waupaca area. There are several off-road trail segments located throughout the city. These segments are connected by streets that are designated with River Ridge Trail signs. Bikes are allowed only on limestone or blacktopped surfaces.

The Ice Age Trail crosses back and forth between Waupaca and Portage counties where the chapter maintains more than 23 miles of Ice Age Trail across five segments: Waupaca River (4.9 miles); Hartman Creek (5.6 miles); Emmons Creek (2.6 miles); Skink and Foster Lakes (4.4 miles); and New Hope-Iola Skil Hill (5.6 miles).

Hartman Creek State Park has 8 great hiking trails, forest trails, lake trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 5 moderate trails in Hartman Creek State Park ranging from 1.9 to 12.1 miles and from 912 to 1,062 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you’ll be out on the trail in no time!


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