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 Alliance’s Guidebook, Atlas and Databook, along with Google Maps driving directions to a key Ice Age Trail access point. Be sure to check out our online Trail map to read any Trail conditions reports for the section to plan to explore.

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

Note: the 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
Hemlock Creek and the Blue Hills  24 mi  Google Maps directions Hemlock Creek & Blue Hills Backpacking Segment [PDF] [4.5MB]
Chippewa County
Chippewa Moraine  22 mi  Google Maps directions Chippewa Moraine Backpacking Segment [PDF] [3.5MB]
North Central
Taylor County
Chequamegon National Forest  42 mi  Google Maps directions Chequamegon NF Backpacking Segment [PDF] [4MB]
North Central
Lincoln and Langlade Counties
Underdown/Harrison Hills/ Parrish Hills  33 mi  Google Maps directions Lincoln & Langlade Counties Backpacking Segment [PDF] [4MB]
Walworth, Jefferson, and Waukesha Counties
 Kettle Moraine South  33 mi**  Google Maps directions South Kettle Moraine Backpacking Segment [PDF] [4MB]
Washington, Fond du Lac, and Sheboygan Counties
 Kettle Moraine North  33 mi**  Google Maps directions North Kettle Moraine  Backpacking Segment [PDF] [4MB]

* Dotted areas on Guidebook maps indicate primitive camping is permitted.
** Camping at trailside shelters only in the Kettle Moraine State Forest; reservations required through the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.