Hiking the Ice Age Trail Lodi Marsh Segment (West)


Ice Age Trail Lodi Marsh Segment
Ice Age Trail Lodi Marsh Segment


The Lodi Marsh Segment of the Ice Age Trail is a short 1.7 mile lollipop trail connected directly to the East Lodi Marsh Segment. The trail here is wide grassy footpath and very easy to navigate. It rolls along moderate hills and offers wide panoramic views of the Lodi Marsh State Natural Area. This path is often used as a trail running course or for dog walking.




Ice Age Trail Lodi Marsh Segment
Ice Age Trail Lodi Marsh Segment


This quiet section of trail offers an easy introduction to hiking on the Ice Age Trail. It is often used by locals for dog walking and trail running. The footpath is wide, grassy, and well maintained. It also makes a great cross country skiing route in the winter. The trail is not difficult, but it does climb some fairly significant hills. Though its short 1.7 mile loop makes any hill climb tolerable for all levels of hikers. If you want to create a loop out of the trail take the blue trail connector on the way back.

This trail connects directly to the East Lodi Marsh Trail - a more difficult and longer portion of footpath. In the other direction, there are many miles of walking along roads to reach the next segment at Springfield Hill. It is easy to see how the Lodi Marsh Trail will be extended to be a linear trail that will cut out some of those road miles. There is already a parking lot established on Lee Road across Spring Creek. So, expect to see more miles and a bridge on the Lodi Marsh Segment in the years to come.

Ice Age Trail Lodi Marsh Segment
Ice Age Trail Lodi Marsh Segment


Overview: Ice Age National Scenic Trail - West Lodi Marsh Segment


COUNTY: Columbia
COMMUNITIES: Lodi

TOTAL MILES: 1.7 miles
DIFFICULTY: Easy

NEXT IAT SEGMENT EAST BOUND: Springfield Hill Segment
NEXT IAT SEGMENT WEST BOUND: Lodi Marsh East Segment

POINTS OF INTEREST: Lodi Marsh State Natural Area

CAMPING: Crystal Lake Campground  8 miles west

LODGING: Lodi Valley SuitesVictorian Dreams Bed and Breakfast 2 miles north


Directions and Trail Map




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Nearest Address for your GPS: 7603 Lodi Springfield Rd Lodi, WI 53555
| coordinates: 43.282315, -89.547129 |

From Milwaukee1.5 Hours
From Madison30 Minutes
From Green Bay2.5 Hours
From Wausau2 Hours
From Minneapolis4 Hours
From Chicago2.5 Hours



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Ice Age Trail Lodi Marsh Segment
Ice Age Trail Lodi Marsh Segment


Ice Age Trail Lodi Marsh Segment
Ice Age Trail Lodi Marsh Segment

Ice Age Trail Lodi Marsh Segment
Ice Age Trail Lodi Marsh Segment