Ice Age Trail: Devil's Staircase

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Ice Age Trail: Devil's Staircase is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Janesville, WI that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

1.9 miles 145 feet Point to Point

dog friendly

kid friendly



nature trips





wild flowers


Follow the Ice Age Trail alongside the Rock River bluffs from Janesville to Washington Street. The Devil's Staircase segment of the Ice Age Trail ascends the bluffs alongside the Rock River in Riverside Park. This complete and detailed route covers the Devil's Staircase segment of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail and all it's access points, trailheads, parking, connecting trails, communities, parks, preserves, and facilities. The Ice Age Trail is a thousand-mile footpath highlighting the remnants left behind by glaciers during the last ice age over 12,000 years ago. Designated as a National Scenic Trail, the Ice Age trail follows the terminal moraine of the last glaciation throughout Wisconsin providing some of the world's best examples of glacial formations such as kettles, moraines, and drumlins.

1 month ago

very beautiful place to take a walk or do some real novice rock climbing

1 month ago

very scenic. Took our 3 and 6 year olds with us. We had to keep an eye on them and help them out a bit. Some areas are pretty narrow with steep drop offs but they did great.

1 month ago

very fun, love the views.

2 months ago