Hiking the Ice Age Trail - Groves-Pertzborn Segment


The Groves Pertzborn Segment of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail
The Groves Pertzborn Segment of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail

The Groves-Pertzborn segment is a 1.5 mile linear single track footpath that is a section of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail in Lodi Wisconsin. This brief segment takes hikers up and over a domed hill through a majestic forest. Short in mileage, this segment delivers an athletic workout in the level 5 mountaineering rated climb from Bilke Road to the top of the hill. Scenery on this trail includes wide understory views of a deep ravine cut in a hardwood forest.



The Groves Pertzborn Segment of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail
The Groves Pertzborn Segment of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail


The Groves-Pertzborn is an often overlooked segment. Its short 1.5 miles are overshadowed by nearby Gibraltar Rock and Devil's Lake State Park. While on its own it might not be worth a long drive, it is easily combined with other IAT segments in Lodi - and for hikers who live nearby - this is one of the finest after-work hikes to be had. An out-and-back can be accomplished in 1 hour. And, it is a quiet, serene, and impeccably maintained slice of the IAT.

It is a good workout as well. As an out-and-back you will get in two good climbs that will certainly get your heart pumping. This would make an excellent mid-week trail running course.

There's not much more to say, this is just a good section of woodland trail in southern Columbia County, and it is an essential footpath connection to the town of Lodi.


Overview: Ice Age National Scenic Trail - Groves-Pertzborn Segment


COUNTY: Columbia
COMMUNITIES: Lodi

TOTAL MILES: 1.5
DIFFICULTY: Moderate

NEXT IAT SEGMENT WEST BOUND: Gibraltar Segment
NEXT SEGMENT EAST BOUND: Lodi Segment

POINTS OF INTEREST: Aunt Susie's Rock


Directions and Trail Map



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Address for your GPS: W11333 CR-J, Lodi, WI 53555
| coordinates: 43.328987, -89.579534 |

From Milwaukee1.5 Hours
From Madison30 Minutes
From Green Bay2.75 Hours
From Wausau2 Hours
From Minneapolis4 Hours
From Chicago3 Hour


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The Groves Pertzborn Segment of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail
The Groves Pertzborn Segment of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail

The Groves Pertzborn Segment of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail
The Groves Pertzborn Segment of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail

The Groves Pertzborn Segment of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail
The Groves Pertzborn Segment of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail


Susie's Rock is an erratic dedicated to the Groves Family and Aunt Susie
Susie's Rock is an erratic dedicated to the Groves Family and Aunt Susie

The Groves Pertzborn Segment of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail
The Groves Pertzborn Segment of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail

The Groves Pertzborn Segment of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail
The Groves Pertzborn Segment of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail

The Groves Pertzborn Segment of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail
The Groves Pertzborn Segment of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail