Entrance sign to park area

Trailhead sign

Trail to summit

Fire tower

Summit marker

View from summit area

Summit selfie

Summit selfie

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Background Information:


Altitude: 1,951'


Tidbits:  Highest point in Wisconsin


Summitted, May 18, 2009


Time Zone: GMT -6  hours


When to go:



Route Selection:

Drive-up, then short walk to summit.


Hotel and Climb Reservation:

No guide, permit, or trail reservations are required. 


Packing List:



Getting There:

From the town of Ogema, proceed west on Route 86 for 4 miles to County Road "C". Make a right and go 1 mile to Rustic Road #62. Make a left. The Timms Hill Park entrance will be about 1/4 mile on the left. The entrance is a one-way road. Proceed down the entrance road until you come to the trailhead parking area on the left.


Trip Description:

Timms Hill is located a few hours east of the Minneapolis/Saint Paul airport. A relaxing drive through farm country. Upon parking at the trailhead proceed approximately 1/2 mile on the well marked trail to the firetower on the summit.  There is a marker at the base of the tower. the tower is also open to the public and is the only way to obtain a view.  If time permits during your drive, try to make stops at the Mall of America and the "House on the Rock".