Hiking the Ice Age Trail Madison Segment


Ice Age Trail Madison Segment
Ice Age Trail Madison Segment

The Madison Segment is a 3.1 mile easy section hike of the Ice Age National Trail. About half of its miles cross through the University Ridge Golf Course. Other parts of the trail are adjacent to asphalt paved bike paths linking neighborhoods on Madison's far west side. The Madison Segment connects directly to the Verona Segment going eastbound and is a few miles of connecting routes on the side of roads to reach the Valley View Segment heading westbound.




Ice Age Trail Madison Segment
Ice Age Trail Madison Segment


The Madison Segment is functional - it is the best that can be done in the most rapid growing urban sprawly area in Wisconsin to provide a continuous linkage for long distance hikers. Among its redeeming qualities is that it is accessible to a large urban population.

If you wake up early you can get through this section of trail before the golfers show up at 7am. If you do that, you can enjoy a good walk outdoors on Madison's far west side without disturbing golfers or having to duck wayward shots into the rough.


Overview: Ice Age National Scenic Trail - Madison Segment


COUNTY: Dane
COMMUNITIES: Madison

TOTAL MILES: 3.1
DIFFICULTY: Easy

NEXT IAT SEGMENT EASTBOUND: Verona Segment
NEXT IAT SEGMENT WESTBOUND: Valley View Segment

POINTS OF INTEREST: University Ridge Golf Course


Directions and Trail Map




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Address for your GPS: 9002 County Road PD, Verona, WI 53593
| coordinates: 43.022225, -89.546414 |

From Milwaukee1.5 Hours
From Madisonn/a
From Green Bay2 Hours
From Wausau2 hour
From Minneapolis4.5 Hours
From Chicago2.5 Hours


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Ice Age Trail Madison Segment
Ice Age Trail Madison Segment

Ice Age Trail Madison Segment
Ice Age Trail Madison Segment

Ice Age Trail Madison Segment
Ice Age Trail Madison Segment


Ice Age Trail Madison Segment
Ice Age Trail Madison Segment


Ice Age Trail Madison Segment
Ice Age Trail Madison Segment






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