Timm's Hill

W3206 County Road RR Ogema, Wisconsin

Highest natural point in Wisconsin

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Timm's Hill On the Horizon

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in July 2015

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Timm's Hill near Ogema, in Price County, Wisconsin is the highest natural point in the state at an elevation of 1,951.5 ft (595 m) above sea level. (The hill has a prominence of 425 feet - that means it rises 425 feet above the surrounding grade.) While you make a great deal of the 425 feet by vehicle, the rest of the climb is by your hoofing it up an improved trail. There are two benches on the trail where you can rest before reaching the summit.

Once you get to the summit, there is a a county owned observation tower that you can climb. (80 steps, if I counted correctly.) The tower is adjacent to a fire tower that is actually centered on the geological marker that indicates the actual height is 1,952.868 feet about sea level. (The marker is mounted in a concrete pylon that might add an extra 1.368 feet, but I am speculating.) The fire tower is taller than the observation tower, so except for the fire tower struts, you have an unobstructed view of 30 miles in all directions.

The park's gate is open May through October 7:30am-9:30pm.

Update Log 

  • August 4, 2015: Added by J.R. Manning

Sources 

  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net