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Ice Age Trail

In Western Rusk County, hikers can enjoy a wild and beautiful stretch of a national treasure. The 1,000 mile Ice Age Trail follows the southern boundary of the most recent glacier to invade Wisconsin about 12,000 years ago, and it traverses some of Rusk County's most beautiful areas. The trail section in Rusk County passes remote lakes and a number of truly unique rock formations, including felsenmeers, consisting of expansive fields of jagged rocks. The trail traverses rolling stretches of hardwood forest, winding paths and historic logging roads. The trailhead for the Ice Age Trail in Rusk County Forest is located near Murphy Flowage Recreational Area in the northwestern portion of Rusk County. The trail covers about 12 miles in Rusk County. You can pick up the southern edge of the Rusk County trail segment off County Highway O west of Weyerhauser. There's no parking lot, but space to park at the side of the road.