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Ice Age Trail: Whitewater Lake

EASY 18 reviews

Ice Age Trail: Whitewater Lake is a 4.2 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Whitewater, Wisconsin that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 4.2 miles Elevation Gain: 377 feet Route Type: Point to Point

dog friendly

kid friendly




nature trips

trail running


bird watching



wild flowers


Follow the Ice Age trail through two state natural areas from HWY 12 to Clover Valley Road near Whitewater Lake. 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. The Whitewater Lake segment of the Ice Age trail is in the southern segment of the Kettle Moraine State Forest in Wisconsin, just north of Whitewater Lake. Wildlife, flora, and fauna all abound as the trail winds, climbs, and dips it's way through this natural setting. This complete and detailed route covers the Whitewater Lake segment of the Ice Age Trail and all it's access points, trailheads, parking, connecting trails, communities, parks, preserves, and facilities. This guide contains 14 points of interest for the trail, viewable via your browser at home, or on the fly trailside via your mobile phone.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Some nice big kettles on the US 12 side of the hike. will be great in those as the leaves turn. long views of the land below. trail generally takes the high line. nice on either end with elevation and more challenging trail. flat and wide in the middle.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Very nice but not so easy.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Had a nice hike on this trail today. It was a good start to the hiking season.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Good fun walk in the woods. Would definitely recommend for those looking for an easy trail on a nice day.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Great trail, maintained well and thoroughly enjoyable. Only downside is there is no water for four miles. We took two dogs on the hottest day of the year and ran out of water at the vista. Only took us an hour and 20 min to get back from the whitewater vista. Lots of bugs so don't forget your spray!

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