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The Best Backpacking in Milwaukee

Looking for the best backpacking in Milwaukee? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Milwaukee. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top backpacking spots in and near Milwaukee

  • Delafield, Wisconsin

    Ice Age Trail: Delafield

    3.2 mi / 141 ft gain
    Ice Age Trail: Delafield is a point-to-point trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Delafield, Wisconsin.
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  • Colgate, Wisconsin

    Ice Age Trail: Monches

    3.53 mi / 381 ft gain
    Ice Age Trail: Monches is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a river located near Hartland, Wisconsin.
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  • Hartford, Wisconsin

    Ice Age Trail: Loew Lake

    4.63 mi / 381 ft gain
    Ice Age Trail: Loew Lake is a point-to-point trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Hartford, Wisconsin.
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  • Delafield, Wisconsin

    Ice Age Trail: Lapham Peak

    7.91 mi / 784 ft gain
    Ice Age Trail: Lapham Peak is a point-to-point trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Delafield, Wisconsin.
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  • Hartford, Wisconsin

    Ice Age Trail - Holy Hill Segment

    6.54 mi / 922 ft gain
    Ice Age Trail - Holy Hill Segment is a point-to-point trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Hartford, Wisconsin.
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  • Slinger, Wisconsin

    Ice Age Trail: Pike Lake

    3.12 mi / 423 ft gain
    Ice Age Trail: Pike Lake is a point-to-point trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Slinger, Wisconsin.
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  • Dousman, Wisconsin

    Ice Age Trail: Scuppernong

    6.8 mi / 545 ft gain
    Ice Age Trail: Scuppernong is a point-to-point trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Dousman, Wisconsin.
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  • Eagle, Wisconsin

    Ice Age Trail: Eagle

    8.56 mi / 587 ft gain
    Ice Age Trail: Eagle is a point-to-point trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Eagle, Wisconsin.
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  • Eagle, Wisconsin

    Ice Age Trail: Stoney Ridge

    5.72 mi / 427 ft gain
    Ice Age Trail: Stoney Ridge is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Eagle, Wisconsin.
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  • Kewaskum, Wisconsin

    Ice Age Trail: County Road H to New Fane

    10.98 mi / 876 ft gain
    Ice Age Trail: County Road H to New Fane is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Kewaskum, Wisconsin.
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  • Kewaskum, Wisconsin

    Ice Age Trail: Kewaskum

    5.76 mi / 505 ft gain
    Ice Age Trail: Kewaskum is a point-to-point trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Kewaskum, Wisconsin.
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  • Kewaskum, Wisconsin

    Backpack the Milwaukee River and Butler Lake Segments of the Ice Age Trail

    16.8 mi
    The Milwaukee River Trailhead for the Ice Age Trail (IAT) is located on WI-28, east of the Kettle Moraine Scenic Drive. Before the hike, make sure to pack water, or hike off-trail to the New Fane trailhead (1.1 mile round trip, we got caught doing this) for an early water source on the trail. The...
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  • Kewaskum, Wisconsin

    Ice Age Trail: Washington County Milwaukee River

    7.47 mi / 620 ft gain
    Ice Age Trail: Washington County Milwaukee River is a point-to-point trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Kewaskum, Wisconsin.
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  • Whitewater, Wisconsin

    Ice Age Trail: Blackhawk

    6.38 mi / 515 ft gain
    Ice Age Trail: Blackhawk is a point-to-point trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Palmyra, Wisconsin.
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  • Cascade, Wisconsin

    Ice Age Trail - Northern Unit

    5.26 mi / 341 ft gain
    Ice Age Trail - Northern Unit is a point-to-point trail where you may see local wildlife located near Cascade, Wisconsin.
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