Ice Age Trail

Ice Age Trail (Hickory Hills), Wisconsin

Distance1.9mi
Elevation Gain784ft
Trailhead Elevation897ft
Top1,107ft
Elevation Min/Max897/1107ft
Elevation Start/End897/897ft

Ice Age Trail

Ice Age Trail is a hiking trail in Dane County, Wisconsin. It is within Ice Age Trail (Hickory Hills). It is 1.9 miles long and begins at 897 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 784 feet.

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60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Madison (Menasha Ridge Press)
Kevin Revolinksi
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"Follow a loop of the Ice Age Trail that crosses hilltop prairie and oak savanna to descend into a scenic gorge on the other side. Loops along the Ice Age Trail are somewhat few, but this one right at the edge of the city of Cross Plains can be fashioned into one with just a short distance of residential street to connect the end points. From the trailhead, the trail follows an old asphalt path up the hill beyond the gate of Hickory Hill Conservancy Park. Despite the name, you are going to see more oaks than hickory, as this park features a bit of oak savanna and a restoration project aiming to create more each year. Wildflowers are abundant throughout the hike, especially in the prairie portions."

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Trail Information

Ice Age Trail (Hickory Hills)
Nearby City
Ice Age Trail (Hickory Hills)
Parks
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
iceagetrail.org, 800-227-0046
Local Contacts
USGS Cross Plains; Ice Age Trail Atlas
Local Maps

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