Ice Age Trail: Brooklyn Wildlife/Montrose Segments

HARD 17 reviews

Ice Age Trail: Brooklyn Wildlife/Montrose Segments is a 11.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Belleville, Wisconsin that features a great forest setting and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, nature trips, and backpacking and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
11.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
951 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

camping

hiking

nature trips

forest

This trail is a segment of Wisconsin's iconic Ice Age Trail. This route has some challenging climbs and descents, which translates to some great view. The elevation views are not as great as the Kettle Moraine Ice Age trails, but Brooklyn Wildlife Area has some beautiful rolling hills and prairie. This route has some fun boardwalk, tall prairie grass, and wooded areas.

1 month ago

Very nice hike in November. Can see through the trees to farmland beyond. Would be a great snowshoe trek.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice combo of woods, wetlands and farmland. Easy to maybe moderate. Is currently wet in a few spots courtesy of heavier than normal fall rain. Nice hike.

3 months ago

Great trail!

hiking
4 months ago

Great hike with the dogs. Hot in the open fields and really buggy in the woods, but it was awesome. Don't be turned away by difficulty rating, it's not hard.

backpacking
5 months ago

Really great for hiking, not too difficult inclines. Definitely be wary of the length and side paths!! This map is incorrect there isn’t a connecting path on the top side of the side loops you can only get back to the main trail the way that you came which is from the bottom/side path.

hiking
5 months ago

Nice hike! Trail is well marked and maintained. Small benches along the way should you need a break. This section out and back appeared to be 7 miles round trip through cornfields and prairie land. There is dispersed camping for backpackers and wild blackberries along the trail! Lot of bugs so take your spray!

hiking
9 months ago

Beautiful trail with a bit more challenge than most of the trails in Wisconsin. Decent distance as well. This is a similar hike, in difficulty and terrain, to the Devil’s Lake to Parfrey’s Glen hikes, which is one of my favorites. The only downside is that many use the trail with their dogs and ignore the signage requiring pets be on-leash.

trail running
Monday, January 15, 2018

This is one of my favorite trails. Rolling hills, great prairie views, wooded areas. Super mix for trial hiking or running.

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