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Ice Age National Scenic Trail

Madison, WI
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We hiked the Ice Age trail section that was easy if Madison . We started near Hiway 89 at a State... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
meyste
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Rockford, IL
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Hiking the trail near Whitewater, WI

We hiked the Ice Age trail section that was east of Madison . We started near HiWay 89 at a State... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2017
meyste
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Rockford, IL
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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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  • Very good36%
  • Average6%
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“state park” (3 reviews)
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Madison, WI
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We hiked the Ice Age trail section that was easy if Madison . We started near Hiway 89 at a State Park entrance. We hiked 13 miles if 5he trail both ways. It was very rolling, surfaces varied from packed soil, to loose sand, to...More

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Reviewed 6 November 2017

We hiked the Ice Age trail section that was east of Madison . We started near HiWay 89 at a State Park entrance. We hiked 13 miles on the trail both ways. It was very rolling, surfaces varied from packed soil, to loose sand, to...More

Thank meyste
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

Nice diversion and some interesting information about the Ice Age trail traversing the region. Be prepared for some hills. Tree shade in limited areas.

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Reviewed 23 September 2017

Easy to follow trail well marked that wove through corn fields, woods, prairie, and meadows. Can be a longer hike for anyone with those ambitions, but the 3.8 mile trail was just enough hills and flats portions for a good workout.

Thank Di7740
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Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Extensive foot only trail heading out Greenbush trail system along the kettles is where I walked, vut there are literally thousands of miles throughout Wisconsin. Well maintained rustic and hilly, this walk will get your heart pumping. For me and my poor sense if direction,...More

Thank Ellen R
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Reviewed 12 November 2016

This is a simple, nice, meandering trail that goes through the Verona area (and other areas??). You're not going to be hidden or secluded on this trail, but it does let you "get away" from some of the hub-bub of the day.

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Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Hiked 3 miles amid beautiful flowers and butterflies. Wish we had our bicycles as this would be fabulous biking trail. Encountered a few other folks but wasn't a crowded trail. If we lived here would be on trail multiple times a week.

Thank RVtraveller2016
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Reviewed 25 August 2016

I ran for exercise along this trail in Madison and found it quite scenic and fun. The trail wound through open meadows, ponds, and mature hardwood trees. Watch out for squirrels crossing the trail, they are practically tame.

Thank brianhI3779YP
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Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Thousands of miles throughout WI to explore. Pick up the trail just about anywhere in WI and enjoy! I'm thrilled that I'm minutes from many SW WI routes. My boys love running on these trails and my dog, friends and I love exploring them. Great...More

Thank Heather M
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Reviewed 4 July 2016

We volunteer for the trail, so may be a bit biased, but we always enjoy our experiences on the trail. The portions where trail is complete are great hiking experiences -- nice trails (whether in the woods, in the prairie or in a bit more...More

Thank GW85
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