Go, See, Explore: The Ice Age Trail

The Ice Age Trail is one of only 11 National Scenic Trails in the country and is a 1,000-mile footpath contained entirely within the state of Wisconsin. The trail travels through some of the state’s most beautiful natural areas.

Ancient glaciers carved the path through rocky terrain, open prairies, and peaceful forests. Now, day hikers, backpackers, and outdoor lovers of all ages rely on the Ice Age Trail for a place to unplug, relax, and enjoy nature.

Chances are you’ve already hiked portions of it and didn’t even realize it!

The trail travels right through the greater Madison area, winding through the following areas: 

  • Devil’s Lake Segment: 10.9 miles
  • Gibraltar Rock State Natural Area
  • Lodi
  • Indian Lake: 2.9 miles
  • Table Bluff: 3.7 miles
  • Cross Plains
  • Valley View
  • Madison: 3.1 miles
  • Verona: 6.4 miles
  • Montrose: 7.5 miles
  • Brooklyn

Visit the Ice Age Trail website for parking information, maps, trail conditions and more!

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