Hike the Waushara County Chapter

Download a Regional Map and Segment Descriptions

To see a regional overview map of Ice Age Trail segments in this area and a free excerpt from our Ice Age Trail Companion Guide 2011 providing driving directions and descriptions of each segment, click here to download a map/description packet. For highly detailed maps suitable for hike navigation, check out our Ice Age Trail Atlas.

Notes on Route Changes and Current Conditions

The map below shows all official Ice Age National Scenic Trail segments (blue lines; actual trail is marked with yellow blazes) and unofficial connecting routes (green lines; actual routes are unmarked). Notes (if any) on route changes and current conditions are indicated by “push pins” on the map; details for each push pin are shown below the map.

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The data shown on this map is for general information purposes only. The Ice Age Trail Alliance gives no warranty, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of these data. It is strongly recommended that only the Ice Age Trail Atlas and Ice Age Trail Companion Guide 2011 be used as official resources for information about the Trail.

As the Ice Age Trail evolves toward completion its route changes over time as volunteers build new sections and other sections are rerouted or closed. Weather and activities such as hunting and land management (e.g., logging) can also alter Trail navigation and access. Pushpins on the map above and detailed comments below (if any) are intended to keep Ice Age Trail users up to date on current Trail conditions and route changes (compared with the Ice Age Trail Atlas and Ice Age Trail Companion Guide 2011).

Ice Age Trail Alliance:New Trail Segment

Greenwood Segment Extended

effective date: Jun 03, 2013

Ice Age Trail Atlas Map 51f; Ice Age Trail Companion Guide p. 213

A Mobile Skills Crew "wildcard" trailbuilding event extended the Greenwood Segment an additional 1/2 mile south of the Greenwood State Wildlife Area.

Ice Age Trail Alliance:New Camping Option

Greenwood Segment - Dispersed Camping Area

effective date: Jun 03, 2013

Ice Age Trail Atlas Map 51f; Ice Age Trail Companion Guide p. 211

The Greenwood Segment is now home to a dispersed camping area created specifically for long-distance, multi-day Ice Age Trail hikers. The camping area has no facilities and is a “camp within sight of this sign”-type area. It offers multi-day, long-distance hikers a good spot to camp just off the Ice Age Trail in an area of the state where such opportunities are limited. The site is NOT intended for use by those looking to do a one-night out-and-back hike.

Waushara County:New Trail Segment

Mecan River Segment extended northward

effective date: Aug 18, 2010

Ice Age Trail Atlas Map 52f; Ice Age Trail Companion Guide p. 211

At a recent Mobile Skills Crew statewide trailbuilding event, volunteers from around the state and beyond joined forces with the host Waushara County Chapter to extend the Mecan River Segment northward by almost two miles. More than 100 volunteers contributed more than 1900 hours to help reroute the segment from it's old terminus on 7th Avenue north to Buttercup Drive. Come and enjoy this new section of the Ice Age Trail!

Waushara County:Reroute (permanent)

Greenwood Segment Reroute

effective date: Jun 06, 2011

Ice Age Trail Atlas Map 51f; Ice Age Trail Companion Guide p. 213

More than 65 volunteers at a recent Mobile Skills Crew trail-building event contributed more than 1,500 hours to relocate one mile of the Greenwood Segment, separating snowmobile from pedestrian use and enabling close contact with a deep glacial kettle. 

Deep glacially carved kettle, Greenwood Segment, Waushara County. IATA file photo.

Deep glacially carved kettle, Greenwood Segment, Waushara County. IATA file photo.



If you take a hike on the Ice Age Trail, please let us know how it went. Trail user reports are key to our ability to keep the Ice Age Trail well-maintained and user-friendly. If you notice something during your hike that you think should be included on this page, please let us know by contacting the Ice Age Trail Alliance main office (800-227-0046, info@iceagetrail.org). As you hike, please keep in mind that the Ice Age Trail is largely built and maintained by volunteers. We can always use your help! Contact the chapter coordinator or visit the chapter's events calendar to learn how you can get involved.