Hike the High Point Chapter
Download a Regional Map and Segment Descriptions
To see a regional overview map of Ice Age Trail segments in this area and a free excerpt from our Ice Age Trail Companion Guide 2011 providing driving directions and descriptions of each segment, click here to download a map/description packet. For highly detailed maps suitable for hike navigation, check out our Ice Age Trail Atlas.
Notes on Route Changes and Current Conditions
The map below shows all official Ice Age National Scenic Trail segments (blue lines; actual trail is marked with yellow blazes) and unofficial connecting routes (green lines; actual routes are unmarked). Notes (if any) on route changes and current conditions are indicated by “push pins” on the map; details for each push pin are shown below the map.
To zoom in, double-click or use the slider on the left side of the map.
To explore the Trail in a different part of the state, return to the state map.
The data shown on this map is for general information purposes only. The Ice Age Trail Alliance gives no warranty, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of these data. It is strongly recommended that only the Ice Age Trail Atlas and Ice Age Trail Companion Guide 2011 be used as official resources for information about the Trail.
As the Ice Age Trail evolves toward completion its route changes over time as volunteers build new sections and other sections are rerouted or closed. Weather and activities such as hunting and land management (e.g., logging) can also alter Trail navigation and access. Pushpins on the map above and detailed comments below (if any) are intended to keep Ice Age Trail users up to date on current Trail conditions and route changes (compared with the Ice Age Trail Atlas and Ice Age Trail Companion Guide 2011).
High Point:Maintenance Notes
Lake Eleven Segment Maintenance Notes
effective date: May 03, 2011
Ice Age Trail Atlas Map 21f, 22f; Ice Age Trail Companion Guide p. 291
The section between Hwy 64 north to Forest Road 558 (also known as Trucker Lane), where a tornado wiped out an old-growth hemlock forest several years ago, continues to present a maintenance challenge. The limited existence of trees on which to hang IAT blazes and the rapid growth of raspberry bushes and other underbrush make for a difficult and potentially confusing passage. Trail maintainers hope to work hard throughout the growing season to keep the section navigable.
High Point:Reroute (temporary)
New Trail & Bridge on Jerry Lake Segment
effective date: May 22, 2012
Ice Age Trail Atlas Map 22f; Ice Age Trail Companion Guide p. 288
After an energetic week of Mobile Skills Crew activity in May 2012 and another in August, a new reroute and bridge on the Jerry Lake Segment are complete. The route received signage upgrades and additional maintenance outside the trail building area. For directions to the segment entry point, click here.
High Point:Segment Closure (temporary)
Trail closed near Gus Johnson Creek - Wood Lake Segment
effective date: Aug 30, 2013
Ice Age Trail Atlas Map 26f; Ice Age Trail Companion Guide p. 279
Beaver activity in the Gus Johnson Creek area has rendered the creek crossing impassable.
Those hiking the Wood Lake Segment east to west should turn left and head south on Bear Ave. (mis-labeled as Cutoff Rd. on Atlas Map 26f) before reaching the creek, then resume hiking on the Ice Age Trail where it heads south from Bear Ave. just a short distance south of Gus Johnson Creek.
Those hiking west to east should turn right and head east on Bear Ave., then resume hiking on the Ice Age Trail where it heads east from Bear Ave. (mis-labeled as Cutoff Rd. on Atlas Map 26f) just a short distance east of Gus Johnson Creek.
High Point:Current Conditions Report
Jerry Lake Segment -- Bridge out near Sailor Creek
effective date: Apr 25, 2014
Ice Age Trail Atlas Map 22f; Ice Age Trail Companion Guide p. 71
The bridge crossing Sailor Creek on the Jerry Lake Segment was in poor condition and has been removed.
Hikers may either cross the creek as a ford or follow one of these alternate routes to bypass the creek entirely:
Eastbound - where the trail crosses Forest Road 576, turn right to follow Forest Road 576 east. Turn left at the intersection with Forest Road 571, and pick up the Trail going east where it crosses Forest Road 571.
Westbound - where the trail crosses Forest Road 571, turn left to follow Forest Road 571 southwest. Turn right onto Forest Road 576, and pick up the Trail going south where it crosses Forest Road 576.
Note: Atlas and Guide pages refer to the 2014 editions of the IAT Atlas and Guidebook.