Ice Age Trail

The Ice Age Trail in North America is estimated to be 1200 miles (1933 kilometers) long, and takes 80 days* to complete when hiking at an average of 15 miles (25 kilometers) per day.

This trail is also referred to as the IAT, and the Ice Age National Scenic Trail.

It is a linear trail, which means that to do a thru hike, you will have to start and end your hike in different places.

The Ice Age Trail has 2 terminuses. Most thruhikers choose to start their hike at the Western Terminus in Dresser, Wisconsin, United States and end their hike at the Eastern Terminus in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, United States.

A good day of the year to start this hike from the Western Terminus is September 1.

The Ice Age Trail Alliance takes on the task of maintaining, improving, and advocating for the Ice Age Trail as its trail association.


NameIce Age Trail
Other Name(s)IAT, Ice Age National Scenic Trail
Length1200 miles (1933 kilometers)
ContinentNorth America
Far Out GuideIce Age Trail Map
Trail AssociationIce Age Trail Alliance
Terminus AWestern Terminus, Dresser, Wisconsin, United States
Terminus BEastern Terminus, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, United States

Ice Age Trail Thru Hike Budget Calculator

Thru Hike Budget Calculator
Calculate how much it will cost to thru hike a trail.
1200 / 15 = 80 days to complete the hike
80 days * $35/day = $2800

Estimated Total Budget (USD): $4,800.00

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*This data is estimated and should not be relied upon without further research. It is meant as a starting point for hike planning, not as the only information used to plan your thru hike.