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Ice Age Trail-Cross Plains Segment

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A singletrack trail that climbs and winds through forests and prairies.


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2.1

Miles

3.3

KM

95%

Runnable

1,115' 340 m

High

914' 279 m

Low

75' 23 m

Up

254' 78 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

29%

Max Grade (16°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers

Runner Notes

Some rocks on near the east end could be slippery if there conditions are wet-use caution when going downhill

Description

This is a beautiful but somewhat challenging 2.3 mile section (one way) of the Ice Age Trail. From the East end, the trail starts with some very steep switchbacks that open up to an overlook of the town of Cross Plains.

The trail climbs through a forest and then spits you out into a prairie with some excellent wildflowers during the late summer. You are taken through another forested segment and then back through the same prairie. A steep gravel downhill takes you past a savannah to the west trailhead.

Flora & Fauna

Wildflowers

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Shared By:

Brian Bizub

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Beautiful late summer wildflowers on one of the prairie sections
Sep 21, 2020 near Cross P…, WI
Fun bridge in the forest
Sep 21, 2020 near Cross P…, WI
Winding through the woods
Sep 21, 2020 near Cross P…, WI

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