Recommended Hikes

Choosing where to start exploring a thousand-mile Trail can be a daunting task.

To make things easier, we’ve set up some itineraries for some of our favorite day hikes and backpacking trips on the Ice Age Trail, sorted by region. Each recommended trip comes with a free download from our popular Ice Age Trail Guidebook. Be sure to also check the Trail Conditions layer on the Online Trail Map.

Day Hikes

See our recommended day hikes, which cover every part of the Trail.

Backpacking Trips

Check out our favorite backpacking trips along the Ice Age Trail.


View our itineraries for day hikes, overnight stays, and multiple-day adventures.