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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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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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So beautiful and peaceful

What a great fall walk on the trail today! The colors of the trees are in full glory. I walked from Epic area to downtown Verona. Downtown there are nice clean bathrooms and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 18, 2015
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Verona, Wisconsin
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Verona, Wisconsin
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248 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

What a great fall walk on the trail today! The colors of the trees are in full glory. I walked from Epic area to downtown Verona. Downtown there are nice clean bathrooms and a drinking fountain.

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Thank kmalmberg1
Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

so close to the city and yet, a wide expanse of nature and trails. Yeah the ice age trail leads into a beautiful valley, or there are 2 loop trails.

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Thank Lynette M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

The Verona segment is beautiful. From Hometown USA Community Park to Prairie Moraine Park had some rolling terrain through forests and prairies. Some steeper climbs challenge along the way. Lots of birds, animals, and wild flowers.

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Thank Melissa D
Weeki Wachee, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful and relaxing. Well groomed and Wisconsin nature abounds. Got on this trail on the border of Madison. Will both run and bike.

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Thank Jerry N
Verona, Wisconsin
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248 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 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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1 Thank kmalmberg1
Sioux City, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 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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1 Thank jnobz
Middleton, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 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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1 Thank TJ O
Evansville, Wisconsin
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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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7 Thank Kendall S
Chicago, Illinois
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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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