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Kettle Moraine State Forest

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W7796 Kettle Moraine Drive, WI 53190
+1 262-473-7501
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Emma Carlin Trail (green loop)

The trail was largely well-marked though difficult to discern in several places. Cyclists... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2017
Michael G E
via mobile
A Wisconsin Gem

The Kettle Moraine, both the north and south units, is such a gem. Highly accessible from highly... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2017
Franklin, Wisconsin
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Split into two "units" south and north of Milwaukee, both sections contain part of the Ice Age Trail, a 1,000-mile trail throughout Wisconsin.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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W7796 Kettle Moraine Drive, WI 53190
+1 262-473-7501
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Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

The trail was largely well-marked though difficult to discern in several places. Cyclists counter-navigate the trail, but they can still surprise you, so be prepared. The trail is marked “hard”, but that’s for cyclists - although narrow it’s not much of a challenge for walkers....More

Thank Michael G E
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

The Kettle Moraine, both the north and south units, is such a gem. Highly accessible from highly urbanized Milwaukee. Instantly retreat into the wonders of glacial/post-glacial Wisconsin. Very interesting geology. Beautiful scenery with rolling hills and gentle valleys. Beautiful trees that are stunning in fall....More

1  Thank dentalmediator
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

We went with the purpose of walking the trails as a family. You can choose between an under hour pass for $5, an all day pass for $8, or a membership for $28. The park is conveniently located off highway 94, exit 285 Delafield. Park...More

Thank GattoViziato
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

We visited the northern unit of the forest. We started near Dundee at the ice age interpretive center, where we learned a lot about the forces that created the local landscape. We were also able to pick up a map and guide to the auto...More

Thank Wanderlust777
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Some good trails to hick and see a view. Some difficult trails as well. Had a good time hiking and enjoying friends company!

2  Thank kesjost
Reviewed 27 November 2016

First timer it was amazing the views were awesome the trails were like never ending .A really nice nature walk

1  Thank Nancy z
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Our main goal was to complete the Kettle Moraine Scenic Drive and we followed the directions from South to North. While the total mileage is 115 miles, you’ll want to allow plenty of extra time as you’ll likely want to get off at various points...More

1  Thank CDTrip72
Reviewed 5 November 2016

So gorgeous! An relaxing hike- just the right length and difficulty level. We went early in the day and were alone for most of our hike. Not a lot of birds or wildlife. Save the tower climb until the end to make sure you have...More

Thank Jean S
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed camping here. We have made it an annual thing. Some of the best hikes we have enjoyed were Summit Trail on the north unit (you'll have to go through the upper-900s campground to get to the trailhead) and Suppernong Trail on the southern...More

Thank Magnus105
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Sweet hiking. A bit of up and down but not strenuous. A lot of different trees. Trails are very open. Didn't see a lot of wildlife on this trip--nor a lot of people too. Check it out.

Thank jaz79h
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1 June 2017|
Response from | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for late reply. No real water activities except they have Ottawa Lake with nice swimming beach and campground.