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Dane County Chapter Hike – Cross Plains Ice Age Interpretive Site

June 13, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Ice Age Trail Alliance, Ice Age National Scenic Trail, Ice Age Interpretive Site, Mobile Skills Crew event, 2019 Trailbuilding Season

Photo Credit: Kevin Thusius

The Hike

Come out for a short evening stroll on Dane County Parks and National Park Service properties. From the parking lot, part of a 0.4-mile while-blazed loop trail leads to the former Wilkie family home that now serves as the Ice Age Trail National Park Service office.  The trail then passes the former garage and large red barn of the homestead and enters a prairie with wide mowed paths. At a high point are scenic long views to the east, north and west. The segment soon enters a woods and meanders gradually downhill through the forest. The segment passes a rock outcropping where hikers may also notice a sandstone rock outcropping in the distance to the east. From here the segment skirts a farm field, passes the sandstone rock outcropping and winds its way uphill to its terminus on Timber Lane. Mostly full moon should rise near the end of the hike (~8:15).

Event Details

The hike is about 3 miles round trip from the Old Salk Pass parking lot.


Hikers will meet at the IATA parking lot on Old Salk Pass. Cross Plains Ice Age Interpretive Site map.


June 13, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Gary Wensing


Dane, Cross Plains Ice Age Interpretive Site
8109 Old Sauk Pass Rd.
Cross Plains, WI 53528 United States
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