Ice Age Trail Alliance - Walworth/Jefferson County Chapter Hiker Resource

Hiking the Ice Age Trail in and around Whitewater, WI

Explore over 25 miles of maintained trails

through the Kettle Moraine State Forest Southern Unit and Clover Valley Habitat Area

  • Clover Valley Segment: 1.6mi & 4.9mi connecting route - Features meadow habitat and Spring Brook
  • Whitewater Lake Segment: 4.6mi - Features hilly terrain, woodland habitat, and a lookout point
  • Blackhawk Segment: 7mi - Features marsh, prairie, forest, historic Oleson Cabin, and Shelter Area #3 for backpackers
  • Blue Spring Lake Segment: - 7.1mi - Features rolling hills, a lookout point, and the historic glacial erratic, "Stone Elephant"

More than 12,000 years ago, an immense flow of glacial ice sculpted a landscape of remarkable beauty across Wisconsin. As the glacier retreated, it left behind a variety of unique landscape features. These glacial remnants are now considered among the world’s finest examples of how continental glaciation sculpts our planet.

The Ice Age National Scenic Trail is a thousand-mile footpath that highlights these landscape features as it travels through some of the state’s most beautiful natural areas. The Trail is entirely within Wisconsin and is one of only eleven National Scenic Trails.

Ice Age Trail map

The Ice Age Trail is marked with yellow rectangular blazes. Dogs must be under control and leashed at all times. Leave no trace.

Walworth/Jefferson County Chapter

Since 1993, the Walworth/Jefferson County Chapter has reached out to residents of Walworth and Jefferson Counties and other nearby communities in southeast Wisconsin and northern Illinois to connect people to the Ice Age Trail.

Weekly Walworth/Jefferson County Chapter

Ice Age Trail Hikes




Meet at 3:45p - Hwy 12 Ice Age Trailhead parking lot



Choose: long (5-7 miles) or short (3-4 miles)

Meet at 10:15a - Hwy 12 Ice Age Trailhead parking lot

Questions? Contact local Chapter Coordinator - Andy Whitney at (262) 949-0286

Local Chapter Meetings

Matheson Memorial Library

101 N. Wisconsin, Elkhorn, WI 53121

Held on the 3rd Tuesday each month at 7pm

Enjoy refreshments, informative programming, and plans for trail promotion and trail maintenance.

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Mission: to create, support and protect a thousand mile footpath tracing Ice Age formations across Wisconsin

We encourage you as a trail user, to become a member, donate your time, efforts, and /or monetary contributions toward the goal of a completed sustainable trail.

Sustaining and memorial gifts welcome.

Visit the website ( or call (800-227-0046) to support the Alliance.


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