Backpacking Trips

Below you’ll find some of our favorite backpacking trips from all parts of the Ice Age Trail. Each hike includes a free download from our Ice Age Trail Guidebook  and Google Maps driving directions to a key Ice Age Trail access point.

Backpacking trips on the Ice Age Trail require advanced planning. Visit our backpacking page for an overview.

Note: the Guidebook samples are large files. Please be patient while downloads takes place.



Approximate distance (one way)

 Driving Directions to Trail Access

 Book Sample*

Barron and Rusk Counties
 Blue Hills  22 mi  Google Maps directions Blue Hills Backpacking Guidebook sample [PDF] [9 MB]
Chippewa County
 Chippewa Moraine  21 mi  Google Maps directions Chippewa Moraine Backpacking Guidebook sample [PDF] [9 MB]
 North Central
Taylor County
 Chequamegon National Forest  40 mi  Google Maps directions Chequamegon NF Backpacking Guidebook sample [PDF] [27 MB]
 North Central
Lincoln and Langlade Counties
 Underdown/ Harrison Hills/Parrish Hills  34 mi  Google Maps directions Lincoln and Langlade Counties Backpacking Guidebook sample [PDF] [12 MB]
Walworth, Jefferson, and Waukesha Counties
 Kettle Moraine South  33 mi**  Google Maps directions South Kettle Moraine Backpacking Guidebook sample [PDF] [6MB]
Washington, Fond du Lac, and Sheboygan Counties
 Kettle Moraine North  33 mi**  Google Maps directions North Kettle Moraine  Backpacking Guidebook Sample [PDF] [13 MB]

* Dotted areas on Guidebook maps indicate primitive camping is permitted.
** Camping at trailside shelters only; reservations required.