June 4, 2022
Enter Park at main entrance and drive up escarpment bluff, stay left at top and drive through the quarry to the 3rd parking area on the left. The tour will start from this lot which is adjacent to the Viewing Tower and start of Red Bird Trail.
High Cliff State Park. Registration required. For details and sign-up: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/national-trails-day-guided-hike-on-the-niagara-escarpment-calumet-county-tickets-332338061087?aff=ebdsoporgprofile
High Cliff State Park
N7630 State Park Rd
Sherwood, WI 54169
See options on EventBrite link. Sign-up required. Limited to 15 participants.
Niagara Escarpment National Trails Day Hike: High Cliff State Park w/Geologist Don Mikulic
Saturday, June 4, 2022
Get out on National Trails Day with the Niagara Escarpment Resource Network as we host four simultaneous, geologist-led hikes through some of Wisconsin’s most fascinating geologic landscapes. Learn about the wonders of this 1,000-mile long, 430-million-year-old cliff face environment with an expert guide as you hike along some of Northeastern Wisconsin’s most beloved trails.
The High Cliff Escarpment features both shaded and exposed cliff habitats along the Niagara escarpment, talus slopes supporting wet-mesic forest, more than a mile of Lake Winnebago shoreline, and outstanding examples of conical and effigy mounds in the level woodland above the escarpment. High Cliff gets its name from the limestone cliff of the Niagara Escarpment, which parallels the eastern shore of Lake Winnebago. This ledge extends northeasterly to the Door County peninsula and on to Niagara Falls, New York.