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Ice Age Trail: Kettle Moraine State Forest-Southern Unit

 4.9 (7)

Length


32.3 Miles 52.0 Kilometers


3,479' 1,060 m

Ascent

-3,409' -1,039 m

Descent

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

24%

Max Grade (13°)

1,119' 341 m

High

851' 259 m

Low

Shared By Chris Rozoff

Conditions


All Clear 53 days ago
Mostly Dry - Very well marked. Be prepare for mosquitoes and deer fly. There is an approximate 2 miles that do not show on map. History

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Southeastern Wisconsin's most epic trail.

Chris Rozoff

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

The Kettle Moraine State Forest-Southern Unit is a refuge in southeastern Wisconsin, a popular getaway destination for people in Madison, Milwaukee, and the Chicago area. It is spread out over a wide area and offers a lot of Wisconsin State Park camping and access for "silent sports."

This segment of the Ice Age Trail comprehensively explores this entire region, giving an excellent glimpse of the many kettles, lakes, and wetlands, along with the numerous moraines, which give this trail a lot of rolling hills to cover. The vegetation is a mixture of thick forests, including thick stands of pines that are stunning, and also wide open prairies. It is an excellent place to hike or run, in sections, or as a whole. This is one of Wisconsin's finest trails.

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Jul 8, 2018
billy robinson
tamarack rd - emma carlin P & back, 8+ mi out 2:00 in 1:45. lovely morning, many hikers, mtn bikers, and horsies. mosquitos continue mayhem. good hike
Jul 1, 2018
billy robinson
oleson to tamarack rd - 2:15 out, 1:45 back. 90°F w scattered storms, watched one roll up to bald bluff. hw forest,AWFUL mosquitos & no other hikers. 9.5mi
Jun 27, 2018
billy robinson
Esterly Rd to Lk Lagrange and back. 62° and overcast but no rain. saw *one* other person. took my time, sat by lake 30+ mins. great hike!
Jun 17, 2018
billy robinson
olson cabin to lk lagrange & back. 90°F, sunny, muggy, and buggy. i saw one trail runner & 2 rowboat anglers. and a deer @ 10 yds! great hike!
Feb 24, 2018
Peter Gillis
Trail was very icy. Bring cleats. 5mi
Sep 4, 2017
Kat Tapiero
Beautiful landscapes. Very well marked. Allot of inclines. 11mi
Apr 23, 2017
Kevin O
8.2mi
Mar 8, 2017
Michael Kaiser
Bald Bluff Trail to Stone Elephant 3.4mi

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  4.9 from 7 votes

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