Windy Moraine

Location: The trailhead is on Welch Rd. just east of M-109 near the entrance to Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive.

Parking Lot: Gravel

Restroom: No restroom is available. The nearest restroom is at the lower parking lot of the Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive, which is across the road.

Water: No drinking water is available

Trail Length: 1.5 mile loop

Terrain: The loop takes you through farm fields and after entering the woods, it goes up a gradual hill until you get a view of Glen Lake (best in the winter when the leaves don’t block the view). Then it’s a relatively steep downhill walk, which can be challenging if you’re on skis.

Trail Tread: Packed earth with some exposed roots creating uneven tread.

Difficulty: Moderate hiking and advanced skiing. The end of the trail has a section that is quite steep.

 

Click on the link to see a detailed description of the trail. This report describes trail obstacles and trail surface. Cell phone coverage may be limited in the Park, so download and save.

Windy Moraine Trail Details 2018

Comments: This trail is built on moraine – the remnant of the last glacier which deposited rocks, gravel, and sand to form this hill. This is a quiet trail with a nice view of Glen Lake. An interpretive display about soils on the trail. 

This Google Earth profile shows changes in elevation as you hike counter-clockwise from the trailhead.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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