Protect your trail, protect yourself

Always use common sense and take precautions when you're on the Trail:

  • It's best to hike with a partner.
  • Be prepared: carry a map, compass, appropriate weather gear, water, light, matches, first aid kit, signal whistle and food, even for day hikes.
  • Leave an itinerary of your trip with family or friends.
  • Stay in contact with home or friends on longer hikes.
  • Let them know your location and when you've arrived home from your trip.
  • Carry a cell phone, but realize it may not work in remote sections of the Trail.
  • Avoid camping within a half-mile of road crossings.
  • Do not tell strangers where you are headed or plan to camp.
  • If you run into a suspicious person, consider moving on to another location.
  • Never feed wildlife, or leave food/garbage unattended.
  • Dress appropriately and add/remove layers as needed to prevent overheating or chilling.

Ice Age National Scenic Trail Trail
A stretch of completed Ice Age Trail wraps around a large erratic in the Skunk and Foster State Natural Area in Waupaca County.

Last updated: July 27, 2017

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