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Glacial Drumlin State Trail

The trail may bring a number of different users to the trail at the same time. It is important to use good trail etiquette to ensure the enjoyment and safety of all trail users.


Camping near the Glacial Drumlin State Trail


The Glacial Drumlin State Trail corridor is open to hunting for the 3,600-foot, re-routed section of trail within the Lake Mills State Wildlife Area – Zeloski Marsh Unit in Lake Mills township in Jefferson County. Portions of the trail property in the town of Lake Mills and the town of Aztalan are more than 100 yards from the trail corridor. These portions are open to hunting and trapping during the Wisconsin state parks hunting time frame. For more information, please see:

Ice Age National Scenic Trail

The Ice Age Trail follows the Glacial Drumlin State Trail corridor for about two miles west of Wales. The Ice Age Trail continues north into Lapham Peak and south along local roads into the Southern Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest.

Walking, bicycling and in-line skating

The fairly level grade and smooth limestone and asphalt surfaces make this 52-mile trail suitable for bicyclists, walkers and joggers. The 13-mile section from Waukesha through the town of Dousman has been paved with asphalt suitable for in-line skating.

Each bicyclist or skater age 16 or older needs a Wisconsin state trail pass. Trail passes must be purchased before using the trail and should be carried with you while using the trail. Passes are available from private vendors along the trail, at self-registration stations on the trail, at the Lake Mills Trail Headquarters and at the Lapham Peak Unit, Kettle Moraine State Forest Office near Delafield.

Pet owners, please be sure to have your pet on a leash, 8 feet or shorter, at all times. You must pick up after your pet.

Winter activities

Snowmobiles are permitted on the 39-mile, limestone section of the trail but not the paved asphalt section between Waukesha and Dousman. West of Mickle Road, a snowmobile route parallels the paved section of trail to Dousman. Snowmobiling is prohibited east of Mickle Road in Waukesha County. Operators must follow all Wisconsin snowmobile laws. The Glacial Drumlin State Trail also connects to numerous miles of county snowmobile trails.

The opening and closing of snowmobile trails are at the discretion of each county. Snowmobile trails that cross DNR lands are opened and closed consistent with the surrounding county (or counties). Whenever possible, the opening and closing of snowmobile trails are done on a county-wide basis, however, localized conditions may require localized trail opening and closing. It is the responsibility of the county to provide notification about the status of snowmobile trails.

The Travel Wisconsin Snow Conditions Report [exit DNR], and local club and county snowmobile webpages [exit DNR] and telephone hotlines will provide the most current information.

The trail is open to walking, bicycling, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, however, the trail is not groomed and users must share the trail with snowmobiles. Skiers do not need a trail pass while using the trail.