A Mammoth Walk
A mere 15,000 years ago during the Ice Age, much of North America lay under a huge glacier. Mammoths, saber tooth cats and cave lions roamed the earth! Some of the best evidence of this glacier is found in Wisconsin such as the state’s many lakes, river valleys, gently rolling hills, and ridges. The nearly 1,200 mile Ice Age National Scenic Trail, established in 1980, traces the glacier's edge.
The Ice Age NST is built and maintained by volunteers. See how you can get involved!Read More
Maps and Directions
There are hundreds of trailheads and access points located along the 1,200 mile route of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail.Read More
The NPS is leading the planning efforts to complete the trail and develop it's interpretive site in Cross Plains.Read More
Did You Know?
Most of Wisconsin's 14,000 lakes are glacial features.