Hiking The Ice Age Trail

The 9th most popular hiking trail in Wisconsin.

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Near Baraboo in Sauk County, the 9,100 acre Devils Lake State Park surrounds Devils Lake which was formed by glacial moraine blocking two sections of the od Wisconsin River bed at a quartzite gorge. The lake is clear blue bounded by rocky bluffs. Starting on the north shore, the red-blazed Ice Age Loop is a steep climb through pine forests and shag-bark hickory. This 6 mile loop on hardpack tracks is blazed in green and white.

The hiking trailhead is off County DL about 1.5 miles east of the north shore park entrance, near the ampitheatre.

To reach the park from the south: From Interstate 90-94 just take exit 106 to Highway 33. Take a right at the stop sign and go to Baraboo. (13 miles) When you get to Baraboo Take a left at the 2nd stop light. (This is Business Hwy 12) Then go through town and watch for a sign to the park. You will turn left on Highway 123 and follow it straight out to the park.

Overall, Ice Age Trail is the 9th most popular hiking trail of all 18 hikes in Wisconsin.

Ice Age Trail Hiking Map



Local Contact(s):  DLSP (608) 356-8301; Baraboo Visitors (800) 227-2266; WI Visitors (800) 432-8747.

Recommended Book:  "50 Hikes In Wisconsin" from John Morgan

Best Season:  Apr. - Oct.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  State Park Campground; Holiday Hills Campgorund, Ogema (715) 922-0089

Luxury Loding:  Rustic Ridge Log Cabin Lodge, Baraboo

Reference Source:  click here http://www.devilslakewisconsin.com/

GPS:  43.41677, -89.704453

Date Published:  12/25/2015

Date Updated:  7/23/2016

ID:  14577

Ice Age Trail Hiking Map


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