Trail Run Project Logo

blue Ice Age Trail: Devil's Lake Segment

Trail

10.6 mile 17.1 kilometer point to point
90% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,329' 405 m
Descent: -1,805' -550 m
High: 1,485' 453 m
Low: 847' 258 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 75% (37°)

Dogs

Unknown
Driving directions Take a virtual tour
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

Trail shared by Chris Rozoff

Weather

Getting forecast...

Current trail conditions

Unknown See History

Popular runs nearby

Navigate on-trail with our free app

iOS App Store Android App Store

Run this trail?

Add details to help others plan their adventure.

An arduous and scenic trek through some of Wisconsin's interesting geological history.

Chris Rozoff

Features Birding · Cave · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Swimming · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

Easily ranking as one of Wisconsin's more popular sections of trail for good reason, this trail has it a lot to love: challenging climbs through Rocky Mountain style terrain near Devil's Lake, the lake itself, stunning views of some of Wisconsin's more respectable topography of the Baraboo Range, dense forests, interesting rock formations, and camping.

It's important to note that the Ice Age Trail ends up overlapping a few of the trails in the park. There are trail signs posted with the park names, as well as the yellow blazes that demarcate the Ice Age Trail. Use the Trail Run Project mobile app to help with navigation.

Actually, despite the popularity of Devil's Lake and Devil's Lake State Park, some sections of the Ice Age Trail in this segment see relatively low traffic. Really, the trail only gets busy on the West and East Bluffs and really only immediately around the lake on summer weekends. Otherwise, the trail can often be tranquil. There are some flat sections of trail, but also plenty of steep and sustained climbs (where the trail crosses the West Bluff and the Balanced Rock Trail). There is access to other trails as well. Overall, the scenery is some of the best in Wisconsin.

Contacts

Rate This Trail

Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Trail

Check In

Check-Ins

Jun 17, 2018
Tracy Holmes
Windy! 10.6mi

Trail Ratings

  3.8 from 6 votes

#7099

Overall
  3.8 from 6 votes
5 Star
50%
4 Star
17%
3 Star
17%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
17%
Rankings

#86

in Wisconsin

#7,099

Overall
207 Views Last Month
3,586 Since Dec 17, 2015
Intermediate Intermediate

20%
20%
20%
40%
0%
0%

0 Comments

Trail Run Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Running