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Green Loop

Intermediate
 4.4 (5)

The most difficult of the trail system but with great views of glacial features.


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Map Key

7.2

Miles

11.6

KM

Loop

1,083' 330 m

High

871' 266 m

Low

1,364' 416 m

Up

1,364' 416 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

39%

Max Grade (22°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Lake · Views

Hikers travel clockwise while bikers travel counter-clockwise. One Way Only: This is designated as a directional trail.

Need to Know

Check the Kettle Moraine Trail Line - South for trail conditions (262 594-6202).

Shared trail with mountain bikers and during peak times, Rangers will ask hikers to go to other nearby trails.

Description

This is another great hike in the South Kettle Moraine Forest. The trail was designed for mountain biking, so there are a lot of weird turns and unnecessary switchbacks to cover compared to the nearby John Muir trails. The trail is mainly singletrack, except for a few rocky and rooty sections and big ridges with tough climbs along the southern part of the loop. Look for the many glacial erratics right off the trail, along with the usual glacial features seen in this area. The trail climbs, traverses and descends these ancient glacial ridges, which makes it fairly challenging. There are some fun, windy descents, as well as a nice scenic overlook of Spring Lake and Palmyra at the west side of the loop where the Green Loop meets the Muir/Carlin Connector Trail.

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Shared By:

Matt Block

Trail Ratings

  4.4 from 5 votes

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  4.4 from 5 votes
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#75

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Overlook
May 20, 2019 near Palmyra, WI

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Nov 2, 2019
Shannon Brunner
2h 30m
Jul 6, 2019
Jordan Shuck
May 19, 2019
Will T
Lots of meandering. Good for bikes, but not as fun for hiking. 7.2mi
Dec 9, 2018
Marisa Fujinaka
Not the most scenic trail. Lots of turns and see why it would be fun for mountain bikers. I would rate this an easy/moderate trail 7mi
Sep 14, 2018
Melissa Adamson
7.5mi
Mar 11, 2018
Jeff Ulosovich Sr.
Mar 10, 2018
Jeff Ulosovich Sr.
Troop 26 Bartlett, IL
Mar 10, 2018
Brent Weibel
6.5mi