Trail Map and Guidebooks

Hiker Resource Map

The new interactive Hiker Resource Map shows all official Ice Age National Scenic Trail segments and unofficial connecting routes, and additional features such as camping, parking, water, ColdCache sites, and Ice Age Trail Communities.  View the map tutorial video.



 Online Trail Map

The map below shows all official Ice Age National Scenic Trail segments (the blue lines) and unofficial connecting routes (the green lines). On the ground, official segments are marked with yellow blazes, and connecting routes are unmarked.

Share your trail story!

The Trail Stories layer on the above map highlights your adventures exploring the Ice Age National Scenic Trail. You can add a location pin and include photos of geological features, summer sunsets, rare bird sightings, and quiet winter scenes by sharing your trail story.

Please enjoy using our online Trail Map tool, but be aware of these two disclaimers:

  • This tool is intended to provide a basic snapshot of the Ice Age Trail route. For a thorough overview of how to find the Ice Age Trail and what you’ll see once you are there, check out our guidebooks (more info below).
  • The Ice Age Trail route data shown here (blue and green lines) are maintained by the Ice Age Trail Alliance, but just about everything else is managed by Google. The Ice Age Trail Alliance gives no warranty, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of Google Maps data.

Trail Conditions

Please keep the following in mind…

  • The Ice Age Trail is largely built and maintained by volunteers.
  • Trail conditions vary depending on volunteer availability and Trail use on a given segment.
  • The volunteers in our local chapters know the Ice Age Trail well in their region and are often a great source for current Trail conditions. Visit the chapter pages for contact information.


The best resources for navigating the Ice Age Trail are three books published by the Ice Age Trail Alliance: the Ice Age Trail Guidebook, the Ice Age Trail Atlas, and the Ice Age Trail Databook. The books are available in our store.

Free book samples to help you get started are available on our Recommended Hikes page.

Ice Age Trail Apps 

Guthook Guides (iOS)
Mammoth Tracks (Android)

Guthook Guides and Mammoth Tracks are the official apps with information on the Ice Age National Scenic Trail, built through a collaboration of the IATA and the creators of Guthook’s Guides hiking guide apps.

The Ice Age Trail apps are GPS- and map-based guides for your Ice Age Trail hiking experience.  Whether you’re backpacking, or in search of IATA’s Cold Caches, these apps will help you plan your trip and check your location on the trail.  No mobile or internet service is required to use the apps after the initial setup.


  • GPS-enabled map of the Ice Age Trail with waypoints
  • Offline topo maps and satellite imagery
  • Hundreds of waypoints along or near the trail, including all of IATA’s Cold Caches.
  • GPS-enabled elevation profile with waypoints
  • GPS-enabled data book listing of all waypoints

Online Extras for our Books

Updated for 2017 Publications

Timm’s Hill Trail – America’s First National Side Trail

Download the map here and let the exploring begin.