Ice Age Complex at Cross Plains

EASY 4 reviews

Ice Age Complex at Cross Plains is a 2.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near West Middleton, Wisconsin that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
219 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

cross country skiing

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

snow

1 month ago

Nice little diversion waiting for soccer

4 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

It was a nicely maintained trail. There is good elevation change for an 'easy' rated trail. The fact that it was a loop is a big plus.

The only downside to the location is that there is no parking lot. It is a quiet road that you need to park on, so not a deal breaker.

hiking
10 months ago

Did you know there is a National Park and a State Park in Cross Plains? Well, neither has developed into a true park yet. Start from the Old Sauk Pass trailhead (walking south) there is a locked gate and an information board. Walking toward the buildings -- they were formerly the Wilkie farm. The barn looks nice, while "US property" signs remind you this is now purchased by NPS. The trail basically circles around abandoned fields, with an open view and a chair on top of a hill. Crossing Old Sauk Pass road (walking north), you enter the state park side. Trials run along and above the Wilkie Gorge, which is a snaking valley with dolomite outcrops. On this snowy day the forest is simply surreal and quiet.