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Ice Age National Scenic Trail

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Address: Madison, WI
Phone Number: 608-441-5610
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Activities: Cross-country skiing, Hiking
Description: This hiking trail passes some fascinating geological formations formed by...
This hiking trail passes some fascinating geological formations formed by the recession of giant glaciers during the Ice Age, between 70,000 to 10,000 years ago.
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Great place to walk and bike!

This trail is great. I walk, run and ride bike on it 7-9 months out of the year! It is easy access in several locations of in Verona. There is water and bathrooms along the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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Verona, Wisconsin
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Verona, Wisconsin
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149 reviews 149 reviews
33 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This trail is great. I walk, run and ride bike on it 7-9 months out of the year! It is easy access in several locations of in Verona. There is water and bathrooms along the way.

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Sioux City, Iowa
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136 reviews 136 reviews
39 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I read a lot about this trail and so went to check it out in the Wausau/Weston area. It seem like a pretty nice trail here and the hike was in partially through a county park, crossing a river in one spot. I just really enjoy exploring different areas and local outdoor experiences, and would recommend this trail. It does... More 

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Middleton, Wisconsin
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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

The Ice Age Trial traces the edge of the most recent glaciation. But this review focuses on a segment of the Trail that is within a few mlles of downtown Madison. Find Valley View Road, follow it and turn left on Mound View. There is a parking lot and entry to the Trail at Mound View and Moraine Ridge. Follow... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013 via mobile

Not sure this really is an attraction, but the area is lovely and worth a visit if into jogging or hiking.

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Evansville, Wisconsin
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91 reviews 91 reviews
33 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

You can't do the trail all at once, but one of my favorite spots is Gibraltar Rock. I first visited before it was part of the trail 50 years ago! Back then you could drive up to the top! Now it's a 3/4 mile of uphill trail that used to be the road ... once you get to the top... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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115 reviews 115 reviews
49 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013 via mobile

Walked the trail near Mauthe Lake State Park including an overnight at the SP. Trail is well marked with yellow way markers. Trails vary from open meadow to deep forests with an abundance of lovely scenery. Some hilly sections walking high on the drumlin. Bring deet as ticks may be adundant, wear long pants and plenty of water.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

This is a wonderfully beautiful trail that goes through many towns and the bike trail affords you a good long ride and there is a really cool old bridge that you go through which remains at a very cool temp whatever the temperature is outside...very nice when it;s hot and humid out.

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Janesville, Wisconsin
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

After the splendid dinning experience at the Levee Restaurant in Portage, WI. I traveled to Governor's Bend Park on Co. F. There, I found the beautiful park surrounded by the (now) very clean Fox River, and access to that part of Wisconsin's 'Ice Age Trail'. Ran into a lady and her dog who had never been there and offered to... More 

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Irving, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Was staying in Verona on a trip and decided I wanted to get some exercise and try out my new zoom lens. On an overcast Saturday morning the trail had a few bikers and hikers but not many. I walked about 90 minutes but could have gone much longer. The trail is in multiple parts to keep the bikers and... More 

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Watertown, Wisconsin
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

My wife and I went for a day hike and really enjoyed the area. Glad we went before the hot sunmmer we had. Make sure to take water with you, some areas have long stretches between water stops.

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