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Best trails in Kettle Moraine State Forest Southern Unit

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Looking for a great trail in Kettle Moraine State Forest Southern Unit, Wisconsin? AllTrails has 18 great hiking trails, trail running trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 11 moderate trails in Kettle Moraine State Forest Southern Unit ranging from 2.4 to 14.6 miles and from 869 to 1,089 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

The Southern Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest is 30 miles long, extending from the village of Dousman, Wisconsin, almost to the city of Whitewater. Forest Headquarters is 3 miles west of the village of Eagle on State Highway 59

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Map of trails in Kettle Moraine State Forest Southern Unit
Park information
Acreage:
3,500 acres
Park hours
Monday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sunday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Contact
(262) 594-6200
Helpful links
Top trails (18)
#1 - Ice Age Trail: Scuppernong
Kettle Moraine State Forest Southern Unit
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Length: 6.7 mi • Est. 3 h
Follow the Ice Age trail up and down over rugged kettles of hardwood forest from CTH-C to STH-67. The Scuppernong segment of the Ice Age trail hikes up and down over kettles of hardwood in the KettleShow more
#2 - Scuppernong Nature Trail (Orange Trail)
Kettle Moraine State Forest Southern Unit
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Length: 5 mi • Est. 2 h 13 m
The scenic Scuppernong Trail System is located in the Southern Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest and offers trails suitable for cross-country skiing (classic only) and hiking. The Nature trail iShow more
#3 - Emma Carlin Trails: Green Loop
Kettle Moraine State Forest Southern Unit
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Length: 6.4 mi • Est. 2 h 52 m
This is primarily a mountain biking destination. The trail is heavily wooded with a narrow track and generally rocky soil. There is a fee for use. Trail direction is one way. Hikers should expect signShow more
#4 - Scuppernong Loop
Kettle Moraine State Forest Southern Unit
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(141)
Length: 5.3 mi • Est. 2 h 20 m
Scuppernong Loop is a 5.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Dousman, Wisconsin that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking Show more
#5 - Nordic Trail
Kettle Moraine State Forest Southern Unit
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(173)
Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 1 h 38 m
Great trails through a variety of vegetation, hardwoods, pine plantations, open meadows, and kettle moraine terrain. There are six different trails of varying lengths and degrees of difficulty, providShow more
#6 - Ice Age Trail: Blue Spring Lake Segment
Kettle Moraine State Forest Southern Unit
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Length: 14.6 mi • Est. 6 h 53 m
Follow the Ice Age Trail over rugged glacial terrain to a scenic vista between CTH Z and Young Road. Hike amongst world class glaciation features formed by mile high glaciers over 12,000 years ago. Show more
#7 - Emma Carlin Trails: Orange Loop
Kettle Moraine State Forest Southern Unit
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(108)
Length: 4.5 mi • Est. 2 h 2 m
The map shown here portrays the Orange Trail in the Emma Carlin Trail System. There are many other loops and variations in this area.Show more
#8 - Scuppernong Springs Nature Trail
Kettle Moraine State Forest Southern Unit
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 43 m
Scuppernong Springs Nature Trail is a 1.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near North Prairie, Wisconsin that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail isShow more
#9 - Paradise Springs
Kettle Moraine State Forest Southern Unit
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Length: 0.7 mi • Est. 19 m
Paradise Springs is a 0.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Eagle, Wisconsin that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and iShow more
#10 - Bald Bluff Trail
Kettle Moraine State Forest Southern Unit
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Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 1 h 41 m
Bald Bluff Trail is a 3.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Palmyra, Wisconsin that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hShow more
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