The trail winds through private land here, and the topography is a little less severe than it is in the Kettle Moraine State Forest. It started out mostly flat, with views of oaks just hitting peak color.
Once into the woods watch your footing, especially in fall as there was a lot of chunks of dolomite protruding from the ground and the leaf litter obscured the hazards.
Because I had my eyes up above a caught sight of a couple of bluejays darting from tree to tree, and I spotted a woodpecker fleeing my intrusion too.
I know an oak when I see one, hard to miss that pile of acorns on the ground, but there are quite a variety of types in the Midwest including common red oak, pin oak and burr oak. The red oak family will have point lobes like the ones above, white oak family will have rounded lobes like the one below which was probably from a burr oak.
When the trail entered the woods it climbed up and down some hills, not as steep as what can be found in other areas of the trail and it was a very nice walk with just enough difficulty and variety to keep things interesting. The guidebook puts it at 3.8 miles but I'm going to disagree and say it can't be more than 3.4 as I completed the whole thing in just a little over an hour and of course those hills slow you down.