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Ice Age Trail: Madison Segment

Intermediate
 4.5 (2)

A nice suburban prairie park with some forests and rolling hills.


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Map Key

3.1

Miles

5.0

KM

Point to Point

1,146' 349 m

High

1,001' 305 m

Low

191' 58 m

Up

153' 47 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

6%

Max Grade (3°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

A pleasant nature path in a suburban area. Great to use when hiking the longer Ice Age Trail, such as the Ice Age Trail through Ice Age Junction and Badger Prairie Parks to the south. The grass/dirt Ice Age Trail follows yellow IAT blazes, but this section of trail roughly parallels a paved off-road bike path that can be used to make this a figure-8 loop (including a long hill section).

Don't let the University Ridge golf course fool you. This singletrack still goes through stunning prairies, dense forests and features some nice rolling hills. An under-appreciated treasure in Madison! Also, this is an excellent Madison-area site for non-groomed cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.

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Chris Rozoff

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  4.5 from 2 votes

#2

in Verona

#7188

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  4.5 from 2 votes
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in Verona

#79

in Wisconsin

#7,188

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Old cell phone image of trail in winter (looking north).
Dec 13, 2015 near Verona, WI
Old cell-phone image of the trail in winter.
Dec 13, 2015 near Verona, WI

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Mar 15, 2020
Debbie Kimbel
Beautiful and fun, Quiet and close to home ❤️ — 1h 10m
Feb 3, 2020
Laura Hinesh
Completed Madison Segment of IAT. Trails clear of debris. Because of temps snow was slushy /icy /slippery on hills. Saw 4 deer running near end.
Mar 4, 2017
Michele Jackson
3.1mi
Jul 16, 2016
scott quakkelaar