Hiking The Ice Age Trail Valley View Segment

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Ice Age Trail Valley View Segment
Ice Age Trail Valley View Segment

The Valley View Segment is a moderately difficult 1.7 mile section of the Ice Age National Trail. This segment features long views towards the driftless area with Blue Mounds in view. The footpath winds through residential areas, restored parries, and a nature preservation area donated to the Ice Age Trail Alliance featuring other connecting loop routes.

The Valley View Segment stands alone, separated by several miles to adjacent IAT trail segments. The next segment heading eastbound is the Madison Segment, and the next trail heading westbound is the Cross Plains Segment




Ice Age Trail Valley View Segment
Ice Age Trail Valley View Segment



The Valley View Segment is a nice hike in the Madison area and is especially brilliant in June and July when wildflowers are in bloom. Parking at the lot on Moraine Ridge and heading downhill into the Valley View Preserve brings hikers to intersections with the red and white trails. These trails can add another 2 miles to your hike. The Valley View Segment is close to Madison's growing population and adds essential miles and green space to the Ice Age Trail in Dane County.

Ice Age Trail Valley View Segment
Ice Age Trail Valley View Segment

Ice Age Trail Valley View Segment
Ice Age Trail Valley View Segment


Ice Age Trail Valley View Segment
Ice Age Trail Valley View Segment





Overview: Ice Age National Scenic Trail - Valley View Segment


COUNTY: Dane
COMMUNITIES: Verona, Madison, Middleton

TOTAL MILES: 1.7 miles
DIFFICULTY: Moderate

NEXT IAT SEGMENT EASTBOUND: Cross Plains Segment
NEXT IAT SEGMENT WESTBOUND: Madison Segment




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Address for your GPS: 7681 Moraine Ridge Verona, WI 53593
| coordinates:  43.039424, -89.582611 |

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