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Ice Age National Scenic Trail

Madison, WI
+1 608-441-5610
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Nice, scenic, moderately challenging hike.

Easy to follow trail well marked that wove through corn fields, woods, prairie, and meadows. Can be... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Cedarburg, Wisconsin
As long of a walk as you can do!

Extensive foot only trail heading out Greenbush trail system along the kettles is where I walked... read more

Reviewed 5 February 2017
Ellen R
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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This hiking trail passes some fascinating geological formations formed by the recession of giant glaciers during the Ice Age, between 70,000 to 10,000 years ago.
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  • Average6%
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Madison, WI
+1 608-441-5610
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easy to follow trail well marked that wove through corn fields, woods, prairie, and meadows. Can be a longer hike for anyone with those ambitions, but the 3.8 mile trail was just enough hills and flats portions for a good workout.

Thank Di7740
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Extensive foot only trail heading out Greenbush trail system along the kettles is where I walked, vut there are literally thousands of miles throughout Wisconsin. Well maintained rustic and hilly, this walk will get your heart pumping. For me and my poor sense if direction,...More

Thank Ellen R
Reviewed 12 November 2016

This is a simple, nice, meandering trail that goes through the Verona area (and other areas??). You're not going to be hidden or secluded on this trail, but it does let you "get away" from some of the hub-bub of the day.

Thank ColoradoHikerJimG
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Hiked 3 miles amid beautiful flowers and butterflies. Wish we had our bicycles as this would be fabulous biking trail. Encountered a few other folks but wasn't a crowded trail. If we lived here would be on trail multiple times a week.

Thank RVtraveller2016
Reviewed 25 August 2016

I ran for exercise along this trail in Madison and found it quite scenic and fun. The trail wound through open meadows, ponds, and mature hardwood trees. Watch out for squirrels crossing the trail, they are practically tame.

Thank brianhI3779YP
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Thousands of miles throughout WI to explore. Pick up the trail just about anywhere in WI and enjoy! I'm thrilled that I'm minutes from many SW WI routes. My boys love running on these trails and my dog, friends and I love exploring them. Great...More

Thank Heather M
Reviewed 4 July 2016

We volunteer for the trail, so may be a bit biased, but we always enjoy our experiences on the trail. The portions where trail is complete are great hiking experiences -- nice trails (whether in the woods, in the prairie or in a bit more...More

Thank GW85
Reviewed 18 October 2015 via mobile

What a great fall walk on the trail today! The colors of the trees are in full glory. I walked from Epic area to downtown Verona. Downtown there are nice clean bathrooms and a drinking fountain.

Thank kmalmberg1
Reviewed 7 October 2015

so close to the city and yet, a wide expanse of nature and trails. Yeah the ice age trail leads into a beautiful valley, or there are 2 loop trails.

Thank Lynette M
Reviewed 25 July 2015 via mobile

The Verona segment is beautiful. From Hometown USA Community Park to Prairie Moraine Park had some rolling terrain through forests and prairies. Some steeper climbs challenge along the way. Lots of birds, animals, and wild flowers.

Thank Melissa D
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