• View of Southern Wisconsin from the Ice Age NST

    Ice Age

    National Scenic Trail Wisconsin

Plan Your Visit

Whether you are planning a thousand-mile journey or an afternoon hike, it is important to plan ahead. Distances between trailheads and access points can vary greatly so hikers may want to review a map before setting out. Visitors should be aware of what types of activities are allowed on the trail and about limited seasonal closures.

Since the trail crosses lands managed by many different public agencies and private landowners, individual trail segments may have different rules and regulations governing their use, and different camping fees and registration policies may apply. It is a good idea to review the rules of the local land managers before you start.

Did You Know?

This sign designates a trailhead at the Dells of the Eau Claire Park in Marathon County.

The oldest exposed bedrock along the Ice Age Trail occurs at the Dells of the Eau Claire in Marathon County and Grandfather Falls in Lincoln County. In both areas bedrock outcrops have been dated at about 1.8 billion years old.