Saturday, January 31, 2015

Photo album: Cattail State Trail in Amery, WI

Wisconsin's Cattail State Trail runs for nearly 18 miles on an old Soo Line rail line between Amery and Almena with access in Turtle Lake. A good spot to start the hike is in Amery at the Trailhead Pavilion in Soo Lake Park (below; photo courtesy City of Amery) Parking, restrooms and wifi access is available there.

Heading east from the pavilion, the trail crosses a bridge over the Apple River (below).

The trail is flat and wide as it leaves Amery (below).

The diversity of trees makes for a colorful autumn walk (below; photo courtesy of Wisconsin DNR).

Here's a full description of the trail.

Read more about day hiking this and nearby trails in my Hittin’ the Trail: Day Polk County, Wisconsin guidebook.