Basic Information

Wisconsin has four distinctly different seasons. Wisconsin's continental climate means this state enjoys a little bit of everything, weather-wise. Summers are generally warm and pleasant, while the area is covered with a thick blanket of white snow in winter.

Entrance Fees:

Fees - $0.00

Some public lands such as state and county parks located along the Trail may charge entrance fees. Camping registration, permits, and fees may also be needed. Before your visit you should check with the local land manager regarding possible fees and registration requirements.

Entrance Passes:

Passes - $0.00

Available for purchase online.


The Ice Age National Scenic Trail is not your 'typical' park. The trail is almost 1,200 miles long and crosses the state of Wisconsin north to south and east to west. Depending upon where you are, a particular segment of the trail might be managed by the National Park Service, the State of Wisconsin, county forests, or other local government partners. Several sections are even hosted by private landowners.

There are trailheads and access points located in many places along its route. The trail changes with every season and is a great way to explore a great state whether you are looking to hike for a day, a week, or a month! Looking for more information? Explore the other pages in this section to learn about the Ice Age National Scenic Trail, view pictures and see what's going on.


Last updated: March 3, 2016

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Mailing Address:

National Park Service
700 Rayovac Drive
Suite 100

Madison, WI 53711


(608) 441-5610

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