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Yellow Loop

Intermediate
 3.8 (5) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

This route is the longest of multiple loops in the Zillmer trail system.


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Map Key

5.6

Miles

9.1

KM

Loop

1,209' 368 m

High

989' 301 m

Low

530' 162 m

Up

529' 161 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

22%

Max Grade (13°)

Dogs Leashed

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Overview

Like many trails in the area, the terrain is varied, and there are some nice rolling hills on this trail. This route is well shaded, as you'll be hiking under the thick canopy of the Kettle Moraine Forest. Parking and toilets are available at the trailhead.

There are other shorter loops that leave from this same area, allowing you to customize how short or long you want your hike to be.

Description

These trails become cross-country ski trails in the winter, and visitors usually follow the skier's recommended direction, though the choice is yours. You'll make your way around the loop under the cover of the forest, but you won't have to worry too much about tripping over roots. The trail is not singletrack, but rather on a wider path which allows for winter grooming. The way is very easy to follow.

This route is gently rolling, but the majority of the elevation change will occur between miles 1-3 when taken counter clockwise. Enjoy spending time weaving your way through the dense trees, as the everyday fades away. Eventually, the loop will return you to your vehicle and the trailhead.

Flora & Fauna

Mosquitoes can be a problem in the summer, and you'll want to check for ticks at the end of your outing.

Contacts

Shared By:

Lea C. with improvements by Valerie VanOurkerk

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  3.8 from 5 votes

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Beautiful colors in the Fall!
Aug 10, 2016 near Campbel…, WI

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Sep 21, 2019
Valerie VanOurkerk
Low 70's, humid, cloudy but a nice breeze. Beautiful hike! Followed the yellow trail and maybe ran into 7 people. Newer hiker here, loved it!
Jun 3, 2018
Zach Schaaf
Mar 30, 2018
Kyle Wurtz
5.2mi
Apr 15, 2017
Marj Crawford
Little muddy in spots on yellow loop 5.6mi
Apr 1, 2017
Jason Goyette
Low 50's and sunny.
Apr 1, 2017
Scott Ditzman
Trails nice. A little boggy in spots it basically dry.