I don't know if I would categorize this trail as hard. There were definitely some rough spots, but overall I would rate it as more moderate. There was a lot of different terrain and the scenery was gorgeous. Highly recommend!

great for trail running, plenty of hills!

Great trail

Loved the tower, but upon arrival I didn't know about having to pay. Lucky I had money and exact change on me.

hiking
Friday, April 22, 2016

Extremely pleasant(could have been the company)

hiking
Sunday, October 25, 2015

Very enjoyable, nice hills and great scenery especially in fall.

hiking
Sunday, September 07, 2014

hiking
Thursday, July 03, 2014

trail running
Sunday, May 18, 2014

This was some incredible trail running! Good amount of elevation change. Lots of rocks and roots to make for some great technical training. Very enjoyable day!

walking
Sunday, September 29, 2013

hiking
Sunday, September 08, 2013

hiking
Sunday, July 07, 2013

Backpacked it in early may. Beautiful trail with surprising hills/ scenery for the midwest.

hiking
Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Great wooded trail with some hills. Seems busy 4 hikers on a tuesday night in Sept.

hiking
Thursday, August 02, 2012

Incredible hiking for the Midwest. To avoid skeeters and biting flies during hot wet summers - avoid low trails like Butler Lake. Hike higher portions of Ice Age Trail. Backpacking shelters are reservable - but expect human "visitors" dropping by your camp - even in off season. No one dangerous - just nosy locals.

hiking
Saturday, May 19, 2012

I've hiked most of the ice age trail in this section, between shelters 1 and 5. It is very hilly and takes all you've got. But lovely shelters and a beaut of a hike.

mountain biking
Monday, March 28, 2011

I've biked this trail several times and found it to be great. There are several lopes based on distance and difficulty. Very nice senary and the trail provide a good amount of technical section

walking
Wednesday, August 11, 2010

I went up to the trail to get some information and the skeeters also flew away with me! I'm guessing to fo late fall when they are all dead!