Explore the most popular snowshoeing trails in Wisconsin with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Hartman Creek might be a zoo in the summer but you’ll be alone on the Ice Age Trail

Highly recommend if you’re into trail running because it offers good elevation gain! If you park on Hwy 54 you can run the Ice Age Trail to 2nd Ave then do the small loop section and head back, it’s 20 miles round trip. It’s brutal but fun!

Trail is kept nice. Comfortable on the feet, soft ground.

Not impressed at all. Trail is not being maintained at all. Got down towards the bottom and couldn’t find the trail. Had to turn around because the mosquitoes were insane. I saw a turkey though which was cool.

walking
5 days ago

Beautiful natural springs and nice trails. Great for walking with some views of Lake Wingra.

Nice for running or biking. Very clear and straight path. Clusters of bugs because of stagnant water from creek so not great for walks/hiking.

mountain biking
9 days ago

Great trail for biking. you need to plan on 1.5 hours going hard. Great workout.. will keep your heart rate in the red zone for 75% of the time.

I with multiple aspen stands, mature white birch, a large cedar grove winding to the lake, a truly enormous diversity of plants, I can’t think of another, more interesting spot on the lake. I understand why it’s often crowded.

Great loop trail! Walk Wisconsin uses this for an annual marathon in June. And just for the record, you can walk your dog on 90% of it (just not through schemeckle reserve). Green circle trail.com publishes a nice paper map you can find around town too.

Nice hike which includes various habitats but there is too much time spent on paved surfaces. Staying on the Ice Age Trail instead of remaining on County K for so long makes for a longer but more interesting hike. Trail is very well marked with numerous benches dispersed along trail for taking breaks. Decent number of creeks and wetlands for dogs to stay hydrated.

Did the green loop. I thought it was challenging with lots of ups and downs. Dogs OK on leash. Very buggy over Memorial Day weekend.

road biking
22 days ago

I love this trail. I start at the old depot in Oostburg and it's a short half mile ride south on the street to where the trail connects. I have ridden 13 miles south toward Port Washington so far and it's relatively flat with easy grades. There is about a half mile of road at Cedar Grove and one residential street crossing, and a downtown street crossing in Belgium. I would also note that Belgium has a bike repair station right on the trail with a decently equipped set of tools. This section of trail is very beautiful and I have seen a good bit of wildlife. I always do round trips when I ride unless the trail is a circle.

mountain biking
22 days ago

I have ridden this complete trail 4 or 5 times now from a couple of different starting points and it is quite beautiful and well maintained. The trail passes through a variety of terrain and trail types including on pavement through parks and a couple of streets and road crossings and there is plenty to see. I suggest checking the website before you leave because they keep it right up to date with anything that may affect the trail vondions or route. It's about a 25 mile loop depending on where you start and note that if you are on a road or pavement there will be directional arrows painted on the road to guide you, with an occasional sign. There are a couple of parks that have restroom facilities as you do the trail as well.

mountain biking
22 days ago

hopefully it is 5 stars this is my first time on this trail

Great place for a quiet hike. Not really family place since is also public hunting grounds. But always have my dog with me and let him run loose there-he loves it.

trail running
24 days ago

I run this trail all the time for cross country training. It is pretty hilly, but is shady and cool for running. I think this trail is great for runners if you want to get a bit of a hill workout in!

road biking
27 days ago

It's not a destination trail... but if you are visiting elderly parents in the Oconomowoc area and need some exercise this has you covered. Take a backpack and bring home yarn from Delafield!
It made my legs burn a couple of times and it was interesting to find out exactly where it went.

road biking
1 month ago

A well maintained, wide, flat, smooth trail for biking or walking. The description above is inaccurate, however. The trail is 52 miles long, flat and EASY (it's a former rail corridor, with never more than 3% grade.). See the State DNR's accurate description here: https://dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/name/glacialdrumlin/

backpacking
1 month ago

Overall beautiful location. Trails are marked okay there are a lot of off trails to make this much longer if you wish. I actually went 3.8, probably could have got four and a half out of it. Really no chance of getting seriously lost.

This would be a cool MTB trail if I had mine, you will stir up some deer on the walk and see plenty of birds along the way.

Beautiful views and not too crowded. Definitely a easy/moderate as there are clear paths and stone steps. It’s only strenuous if you take advantage of the many little side paths that require a little climbing. If you don’t do these it’s nothing special.
You get a bit of everything in this hike, with some nice height and view of the valley at the summit, some serene woods, some river access to cool your feet, and a few rock faces for experienced climbers with equipment.

hiking
1 month ago

Rockport Park has 4 loops of varying difficulty. Hikers, bikers, and dogs all coexist easily on the wide main trails, which are mostly cut-grass, dirt, and gravel. The trail system is accessible from two locations off Rockport Road, and one location off of Highway D, with a parking lot at each trailhead.

1 month ago

I was out yesterday. It’s about 3 miles from just north of Ripon (Co. E & Locust) to Vines & Rushes. The fair amount of traffic on E which parallels the trail along this stretch was a bit distracting but it was good to get out and move. Only saw 4 other people.

Very nice trail loop with our two pups today. There is a port-o-potty on one end of the trail- I appreciated that option. I did not see any dog poop as someone else mentioned but I did see lots of birds. Lots of beautiful sounds and a really clean path. Not a lot of shady spots, but not a big deal. I’ll visit again soon enough and maybe bring my bike!

road biking
1 month ago

Very nice trail saw a few ergots and ducks It is off Church street and 173 nice parking will go again saw several hikers and 7 other riders

My husband used to work for the Railroad and was excited to show me, an avid hiker who lived in Oregon, this beautiful trail that once was used for the Railroad. It is a beautiful trail that anyone can use especially if you can’t go on most trails due to a disability.

beautiful

Easy trail. Nothing to it. A few places of elevation but after awhile you don’t even notice. I hiked the entire loop trail in about an hour and a half or less. Appropriate for jogging.

My absolute favorite. So beautiful, so serene.

Nice area. Trail was hard to find at times or just not there.

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