Ice Age National Scenic Trail

Delafield, WI
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More than 600 miles of trail are completed in 30 counties across Wisconsin. The completed sections of the Ice Age Trail are connected by roadways and other temporary routes, so you can spend a day exploring a segment of the trail or thru-hike the entire length, more than 1,000 miles.

The Ice Age Trail is a National Scenic Trail located entirely within Wisconsin. From Interstate State Park on the Minnesota border to Potawatomi State Park on Lake Michigan, the Ice Age Trail winds for more than 1,000 miles, following the edge of the last continental glacier in Wisconsin.

One of only eight National Scenic Trails, the Ice Age Trail is intended to be a premier hiking trail and conservation resource for silent sport and outdoor enthusiasts. The trail traverses some of Wisconsins most scenic landscapes and helps tell the story of the last Ice Age by highlighting Wisconsin's unique glacial features. The Ice Age Trail travels through 30 counties on state, federal, county and private lands, connecting dozens of communities. There are hundreds of trailheads and access points located along the trail route. More than 600 miles of trail are open. The completed sections of the trail are connected by less-traveled roadways and other temporary routes.

The Ice Age Trail is primarily an off-road hiking and backpacking trail which provides excellent opportunities for sightseeing, wildlife viewing and bird watching. In winter some sections of the trail are open for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.

http://dnr.wi.gov/org/land/parks/specific/iceagetrail/

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
101 S. Webster Street
PO Box 7921
Madison, Wisconsin 53707-7921
608.266.2621

Ice Age Trail Alliance
http://www.iceagetrail.org/

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Syd Schleifer

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This is one of my most favorite trails I've been hiking and camping along it whole entire life

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17 Completed 13 Reviews

We walked a small portion in Campbellsport at Kettle Moraine State Park.

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We have hiked several sections of the Ice Age Trail, with the Traihead 1 1/2 miles West of LaGrange General Store/BackYard Bikes, being the main focal point.

Best terrain variety is going South on trail, to where it dead ends at prox 4.25 miles. Go left, and then along the North shore of Rice lake until Cnty Rd P. North on P will soon intersect with the Trail back. North on Hi-Lo Rd also works, and gets you back to Ice Age Trail sooner.

Prox 9 mile loop with some excellent deep woods and high bluff views.

Note: This section should have it's own trail designation.

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There are hundreds of trail heads for the Ice Age National Scenic Trail in Wisconsin, one is right down the street from my house. The section that I hiked recently was the trail head near Verona, WI near Badger Prairie County Park. The section near Badger Prairie is mostly mowed grass trails winding through tall prairie fields up moderate hills overlooking the city of Verona where you can see for several miles. I continued further south across Verona Ave on County Rd PB where Military Ridge State Park Trail crosses. I hiked through this area for a few miles before heading back in the other direction towards my car.

Although this trail area is not very remote and is right on the edge of a city, the wildlife is well preserved and there are vast areas of uninhabited prairie with tall grass all around. In August it was very colorful and had very diverse plant life all around. I am anxious to hike this again during the winter months to see what it is like then.

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