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Hiking Award Programs

Become a Traprock Trekker. Superior Lobetrotter. Hall-of-Kamer.

These are a few of the awards you can earn when you complete all of the Trail miles within a chapter’s geographic area.

Download hiking logs and maps to get started right away.

Get a patch (for a small fee) to show off your achievement!

Ice Age Trail Alliance, Ice Age National Scenic Trail, Hiking Awards Program, Traprock Trekkers
Straight Lake State Park Segment. Photo by Kris Van Handel.

Become a Traprock Trekker

Hike the Ice Age Trail segments of Polk and Burnett counties where the Trail travels along hilly and forested moraines. Start your hike at the Western Terminus overlooking the St. Croix River. Earn a Certificate of Completion, a patch, a complementary lunch at Cafe Wren in Luck, WI, and memories to last a lifetime!

Record Your Efforts:

Download the registration form and hiking log. Follow instructions to register and receive a Certificate of Completion and a patch.

Ice Age Trail Alliance, Ice Age National Scenic Trail, Hiking Awards Program
Winterberry along the Bear Lake Segment. Photo by Eric Sherman.

Become a Superior Lobetrotter

Challenge yourself to the 53.5 miles of Ice Age Trail winding through Barron, Washburn, Burnett, and Rusk counties. Enjoy peaceful Northwoods solitude. Hear loons, spot a heron rookery, and marvel at beaver dams.

Record Your Efforts:

Download the registration form and hiking log. Follow instructions to register and receive a Certificate of Completion and a patch.

Ice Age Trail Alliance, Ice Age National Scenic Trail, Hiking Award Program, Chippewa Moraine Chapter, Chip off the Old Moraine
A glorious late summer view from the Obey Center. Photo by Sherri Jasper.

Chip Off the Old Moraine

The glacier’s Chippewa Lobe formed the county’s prominent glacial features, including the Chippewa Moraine, a terminal moraine rising above the surrounding cultivated plains. As a result, hikes through Chippewa County’s hummocky landscape features kettle lakes, ice-walled lake plains, sizeable erratics, and dramatic views.

Record Your Efforts:

Download the registration form and hiking log. Follow instructions to register and receive a Certificate of Completion and a patch.

Ice Age Trail Alliance, Ice Age National Scenic Trail, Hiking Award Program, Meandering the Central Moraines
The Hiking Award program patch of the Central Moraine Chapter.

Meander the Moraines

Explore Marathon County as you meander along the peaceful Plover River, the rushing waters of the Eau Claire River, and through the wooded Ringle Segment on your way to the Rice Lake Preserve.

Record Your Efforts:

Download the registration form and hiking log. Follow instructions to register and receive a Certificate of Completion and a patch.

Ice Age Trail Alliance, Ice Age National Scenic Trail, Hiking Award Program, Glacial Drifters.
Eastern Lodi Marsh Segment. Photo by Nick Lane.

Become a Glacial Drifter

Enjoy the dramatic views across the Wisconsin River Valley, Lake Wisconsin, and Devil’s Lake as offered by a ramble through Sauk and Southern Columbia County. Download the maps and hiking log to get started.

Record Your Efforts:

Certify your miles and submit payment online.

Receive a Certificate of Completion and a patch.

Ice Age National Scenic Trail, Ice Age Trail Alliance, Hiking Award Program, Dane Drifter
The Hiking Award program patch of the Dane County Chapter.

Become a Dane Drifter

Challenge yourself to hike all 39.4 miles of Trail and optional 24 miles of connecting routes through Dane County. Enjoy the region’s stunning prairies carefully restored by dedicated volunteers. Download the maps and hiking log to get started.

Record Your Efforts:

Certify your miles and submit payment online.

Receive a Certificate of Completion and a patch.

Ice Age Trail Alliance, Ice Age National Scenic Trail, Hiking Award Program, Walk Across Rock County
Devil's Staircase Segment. Photo by Cameron Gillie.

Walk Across Rock County

Hike bedrock hills, climb a century old stone staircase, and explore Trail Community, Janesville. Enjoy restaurants, specialty shops, diverse terrain, and wildflowers of Rock County. A winery stop might be in your future, too! Download the maps and hiking log to get started.

Record Your Efforts:

Certify your miles and submit payment online.

Receive a Certificate of Completion and a patch.

Ice Age Trail Alliance, Ice Age National Scenic Trail, Hiking Award Program, Walworth/Jefferson County Chapter,
A hiker pauses, savoring the long view. Photo by Ellen Davis.

Become a Kettle Trekker

Explore Walworth and Jefferson counties with a saunter through the Southern Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest. This region features woodlands populated by white, black, and bur oak, oak savannas, prairies, lakes, eskers, and kettles. Relish Bald Bluff’s panoramic view showcasing a thriving prairie and rolling landscape to the west.

Record Your Efforts:

Download the registration form and hiking log. Follow instructions to register and receive a Certificate of Completion and a patch.

Ice Age Trail Alliance, Ice Age National Scenic Trail, Hiking Award Program, Walk the Wauk
The Hiking Award program patch of the Waukesha/Milwaukee County Chapter.

Walk the Wauk

View kettles, erratics, eskers, drained lake plains, drumlins, and kames as you meander across Waukesha County. Travel through oak forests, wet and dry prairies, and alongside the Oconomowoc, Bark, and Scuppernong Rivers. Browse the shops and refuel in the restaurants of Hartland and Delafield, both Trail Communities.

Record Your Efforts:

Download the registration form and hiking log. Follow instructions to register and receive a Certificate of Completion and a patch.

Ice Age Trail Alliance, Ice Age National Scenic Trail, Hiking Award Program, Meander the Mid-Moraine
A perfect summer day along the Southern Kewaskum Segment. Photo by Kris Van Handel.

Meander the Mid-Moraine

Wildlife. Wildflowers. Solitude. Pristine glacial topography. Scenic panoramas. Awe-inspiring beauty. Located along the intersection of the Green Bay and Lake Michigan Lobes of the Wisconsin Glaciation of the last Ice Age, the Washington County mid-moraine segments provide excellent views of kettles, moraines, kames, eskers, and drumlins.

Record Your Efforts:

Download the registration form and hiking log. Follow instructions to register and receive a Certificate of Completion and a patch.

Ice Age Trail Alliance, Ice Age National Scenic Trail, Hiking Award Program, Hall of Kamers
Backpack Shelter #3 along the Parnell Segment. Photo by Bill Elliot.

Hall of Kamers

Hike the area that inspired Ray Zillmer’s Ice Age Trail idea. The Northern Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest highlights kettles, kames, and eskers. Wander across its rolling, wooded hills dotted with serene lakes. Plan ahead to arrange an overnight in one of the backpacking shelters along the route as you explore Fond du Lac and Sheboygan counties.

Record Your Efforts:

Download the registration form and hiking log. Follow instructions to register and receive a Certificate of Completion and a patch.

Arlette Laan posing on enormous erratics along the Trade River Segment. Photo by Roberta Smith.

ColdCache Program

ColdCaching, a form of geocaching, is a fun way to learn about the glacial and other natural features along the Ice Age Trail.

Ice Age Trail Alliance, Ice Age National Scenic Trail, Hiking Award Program, Kettle Trekker

Thousand-Miler Recognition

Do you plan on hiking the entire Ice Age Trail? Become a Thousand-Miler so we may honor your feat — and your feet!