When you’re in Wisconsin, you’re never far from the hike of a lifetime. The Ice Age Trail is a designated National Scenic Trail that winds and weaves its way through a huge swath of Wisconsin. It will take you to some of the state’s best natural beauty, including glacial lakes, lush forests, and open prairie. It’s an epic hike that covers an incredible distance and endlessly rolling terrain. But it’s truly a hike like no other — even if you choose to experience just a few steps. Here’s what’s waiting for you on Wisconsin’s Ice Age Trail.

The trail is primarily a hiking trail, although other uses are permitted on some sections that follow other existing routes. About 2.3 million people use the trail annually. The vast majority are day hikers, enjoying a small segment of the trail, although some backpackers take on the whole route.

Learn more about the Ice Age Trail, an epic hike in Wisconsin, from the Ice Age trail Alliance. For more scenic Wisconsin hikes, check out this list that includes awesome hikes for each month of the year.

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