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Ice Age Trail: Madison Segment

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3.1 mile 5.0 kilometer point to point
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 191' 58 m
Descent: -153' -47 m
High: 1,146' 349 m
Low: 1,001' 305 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 6% (3°)

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Trail shared by Chris Rozoff

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

Chris Rozoff

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

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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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Mar 4, 2017
Michele Jackson
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in Verona

#10613

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in Verona

#112

in Wisconsin

#10,613

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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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