Hiking the Waterville Segment of the Ice Age Trail



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Ice Age Trail Waterville Segment in Waterville WI
Ice Age Trail Waterville Segment in Waterville WI

The Waterville Segment is a short 2 mile long segment of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail in Waukesha County. It is separated by roadway connecting routes between the adjacent Scuppernong and Lapham Peak segments. The Waterville Trail passes through lightly wooded greenways in an upscale residential neighborhood. There are few sights, but the gentle terrain is a breeze for seasoned hikers. 




Ice Age Trail Waterville Segment in Waterville WI
Ice Age Trail Waterville Segment in Waterville WI



The Southern Kettle Moraine State Forest attracts hiking and outdoor enthusiasts from across the nation, but mostly from Milwaukee and Chicago area. It is packed with recreational opportunities from renowned mountain biking trails to horse trails, fishing lakes, campgrounds, and of course some of the most popular miles of the Ice Age National Trail.

The Waterville Segment fits into all of this natural tourist activity as a quiet connecting route between Lapham Peak and Scuppernong. As an individual hike it is not very popular considering the number of excellent trail miles that surround it. But it does serve an important role as a connecting route for long distance hikers - be they weekend warriors or through hikers.

There is nothing particularly scenic about this segment, but it is a quiet walk through a hardwood forest and includes some open meadows aside agricultural fields. You won't find any water sources or restrooms on this segment, and there is not an official parking lot - however two cars may fit on the shoulder at the trailhead on S. Waterville Road. There is street parking at Tallgrass Court as well. 

Ice Age Trail Waterville Segment in Waterville WI
Ice Age Trail Waterville Segment in Waterville WI


Ice Age National Scenic Trail - Waterville Segment


COUNTY: Waukesha
COMMUNITIES: Waterville

TOTAL MILES: 2.17
DIFFICULTY: Easy

NEXT IAT SEGMENT EASTBOUND: Lapham Peak Segment
NEXT IAT SEGMENT WESTBOUND: Scuppernong Segment




Directions and Trail Map



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Address for your GPS: W350S2845 Waterville Rd, Ottawa, WI 53066
| coordinates: 42.996070, -88.443437 |

From Milwaukee.5 Hour
From Madison1 Hour
From Green Bay2.5 Hours
From Wausau2.5 Hours
From Minneapolis4.5 Hours
From Chicago2 Hours


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Ice Age Trail Waterville Segment in Waterville WI
Ice Age Trail Waterville Segment in Waterville WI


Ice Age Trail Waterville Segment in Waterville WI
Ice Age Trail Waterville Segment in Waterville WI



Ice Age Trail Waterville Segment in Waterville WI
Ice Age Trail Waterville Segment in Waterville WI

Ice Age Trail Waterville Segment in Waterville WI
Ice Age Trail Waterville Segment in Waterville WI

Ice Age Trail Waterville Segment in Waterville WI
Ice Age Trail Waterville Segment in Waterville WI

Ice Age Trail Waterville Segment in Waterville WI
Ice Age Trail Waterville Segment in Waterville WI