• View of Southern Wisconsin from the Ice Age NST

    Ice Age

    National Scenic Trail Wisconsin

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. 

Did You Know?

Ice Age Trail and Florida Trail logos

The Ice Age Trail is one of eleven National Scenic Trails and one of only three contained entirely within a single state, the others being the Florida and Arizona Trails.