Ice Age Trail Indian Lake Segment


From its starting point on STH-19 at the Indian Lake County Park eastern entrance the Indian Lake Segment follows the park entrance road to the main parking area. A trail from the parking area leads about 0.5 miles to historic St. Mary of the Oaks Chapel (look for signage behind and to the right of the restrooms). Indian Lake County Park has 8 miles of ski and hiking trails. The segment overlaps with some of the park’s ski trails, which have their own color-coded markings and directional designations, and at times may follow the ski trail in the ‘wrong’
direction. Hikers should follow carefully the Trail’s yellow blazes. From the parking area the segment heads south, soon passing a warming hut, with a restroom nearby, that is open during the ski season. Past the cabin the segment climbs up and down steep hills and then briefly follows along the south side of Indian Lake. After crossing a meadow and passing a marsh the segment skirts around a dog exercise area before ending at Indian Lake County Park’s dog exercise/lake access parking area on STH-19. (Ice Age Trail Alliance)

8183 State Highway 19, Cross Plains, WI 53528
5AM - 10PM daily
43.195827 -89.620495
  • Parking
  • Picnicking
  • Restrooms (Vault)
  • Scenic Overlook
Dogs must be leashed.
Local Knowledge:
Indian Lake is one of many shallow kettle lakes in this area, created when the last glacier retreated 10,000 years ago.


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