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Ice Age National Scenic Trail

Madison, WI
608-441-5610
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Ranked #23 of 52 attractions in Madison
Type: Trails, Parks
Activities: Hiking, Cross-country skiing
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Middleton, Wisconsin
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
25 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
29 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 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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Lodi, Wisconsin, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

very nice place to take a walk not alot of people on the trails and they kept it with more treese and they have very good matinece on the paths for ex cutting the grass on the path as well i didnt see any garbage there as well the have dog waste bags to very helpful by the way..

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

there is more trail open each year. each is quite different in terrain.All are beautiful.

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