Ice Age National Scenic Trail

The Ice Age National Scenic Trail follows the edge of the last glacier that was in Wisconsin 10,000 years ago. The glacier left behind distinctive geological features, such as lakes, hills, rivers, and ridges. The trail is about 1,200 miles long. Over half has been completed, and new sections are being added often. The trail winds through forests, farms, canyons, boulders, state parks, and towns. It is used by millions of hikers, backpackers, and snowshoe enthusiasts every year.

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The completed sections of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail span over 600 miles, so if you love hiking or backpacking, you will find lots of hiking trails over varied terrain. The trail goes through several state parks, so you could choose one of them as your home base to park your RV. Devil's Lake State Park near Baraboo is especially beautiful and is a popular place to go fishing, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, and rock climbing.

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How To Get To Ice Age National Scenic Trail

The Ice Age National Scenic Trail in Wisconsin covers a distance of 1,200 miles between Sturgeon Bay and St. Croix Falls. Segments of the trail are near major towns and cities such as Milwaukee, Madison, Baraboo, and Waupaca. No matter where you are in Wisconsin, you will not be more than a few hours from the trail. The Ice Age Trail goes through many state parks and forests as well. Devil's Lake State Park and Kettle Moraine State Forest are two popular places to join the trail.

Address

8075 Old Sauk Pass Road, Cross Plains, WI 53528 

Fee: Entry Fee (trail only entry) There is no entry fee for the trail only.

Fee: Entry Fee (per vehicle with WI plates) $8 Entry fee to enter the state park with WI plates

Fee: Entry Fee (per vehicle without out-of-state plates) $11 Entry fee to enter the state park with out-of-state plates.

Hiking just a few segments of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail will introduce you to many beautiful landscapes in Wisconsin. The state parks and forests that are crossed by the trail are fun places to visit too. Consider taking an RV on your trip and camping in some of these state parks and forests while you hike portions of the trail.