mountain biking
12 days ago

Great trail for biking. you need to plan on 1.5 hours going hard. Great workout.. will keep your heart rate in the red zone for 75% of the time.

loved this hike!

Went for winter hike here last week...it was a great day to be outside and recommend this trail.

We did the blue loop on a hot Saturday afternoon in mid-August. There were a lot of bikers, especially closer to the trail head, so we were having to hop off the trail pretty frequently to let them pass. Everyone was friendly, but I prefer less traffic for a quieter hike. The trails are definitely designed more for biking based on the minimal signage for hikers and the fact that there were very few benches along the way. Despite that, the trails themselves were fun to hike- a nice variety of woods with plenty of hills and a few meadows where we got a reprieve from the bugs. The mosquitoes and gnats were really bad in the wooded sections; Deep Woods OFF didn't cut it. I think it would be more enjoyable when it's less buggy and less crowded.

hiking
11 months ago

great trail for hiking, nice variety of terrain and vegetation. although it is shared between MTB and hikers but since two groups are going in opposite directions, I didn't have any problem. everyone is respectful and keeps it safe. the overlook point C3 is a great spot for a break but keep in mind that return along the clockwise direction for hikers will take longer.

hiking
Sunday, June 18, 2017

Not well marked for hikers, but we made it! It had rained the night before and the trail was still in great condition.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Hiked the Blue trail on about April 17th.
because hikers hike opposite direction of bikes the marking is more for the bikes than hikers. poor in the beginning but better at end. this app helps greatly on poorly marked trsils.
lots of bikes but most are decent to share trsil.
lots of good hills and switchbacks.
Did 12 miles.
Good facilities at trail head.

hiking
Friday, April 14, 2017

Good trail and shared with bikes going in counter clockwise direction. Orange loop is easiest to follow. Signage is the same for both bikes and hikers. can be confusing first time out.
lots of hills and switchbacks. I like the trail as I'm preparing to hike the Inca trails in Peru. I wear a training altitude mask so if you see an old guy with a shaved head out there wearing a mask don't panic.

hiking
Sunday, April 09, 2017

Be prepared to say good morning to the trail runners

hiking
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Great trail. Muddy but good. Kudos to the bikers that ride this. Pay for parking system is a joke though. Take a pen/pencil and paper money as envelopes with coins in won't fit through the slot.

hiking
Saturday, February 18, 2017

This place is pretty cool. We did the Brown loop that is 2.5 miles. Muddy today but it is over 60 degrees so no excuse not to get out. Summertime should be awesome to bike and even hike further.

hiking
Saturday, July 09, 2016

Was fun to get out and explore the area. Lots of bikes and everyone was friendly.

hiking
Sunday, June 26, 2016

Enjoyed the hike, This was a moderate trail to hike, the difficulties lied in the oncoming mountainbike traffic. hiking is done in reverse on the same trail as the biking. signs were not posted for hikers so you needed to check a reverse rotation for the biking traffic. still managed to stay on track... it was a beautiful area and showed the true Kettle Moraine...

mountain biking
Monday, June 13, 2016

As a first time-mountain biker, it's hard to say whether this is the best trail or the worst; I tried the orange trail after going through a couple of loops on the skills course (not knowing what I was doing) and started to feel comfortable. The skills course was a great preparation for the sticks, rocks, and other obstacles. The orange trail was around 5 miles, with beautiful scenery, wildlife, inclines, and declines. The other bikers were friendly and motivating. The area has a spot for a fire, grilling, and seating. All in all, this trail was a blast and recommend it to everyone of all levels!

hiking
Sunday, June 12, 2016

I did the green it was great just look out for bikers

hiking
Monday, May 09, 2016

hiking: it is an easy trail. 50% downhill, 30% flat and 20% uphill. hikers are asked to go counter clockwise, so that's why this trail is easy. the markers are from the bikers perspective, so pay special attention. I lost track and diverted out of my green loop but thankfully, I caught another pole that showed me that I was only on the blue trail and I was able to backtrack. it took me 3.5 hours for 8.5 miles, including the diversion.

for biking: considering 50% is uphill, this is definitely a moderate-hard trail, in my opinion. 80% of the bikers I saw struggled with some part of the trail.

hiking
Saturday, May 07, 2016

There are numerous well marked trails that offered hikes thru pine trees and hardwoods. I look forward to hiking here again. This is a new area favorite for me.

hiking
Sunday, July 19, 2015

brown = 3.5 mile trail
orange = 6 mile trail
green = 8 mile trail

I agree trails are poorly marked.

hiking
Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Easy, groomed hiking trail. Beautiful representation of the area foliage including wild black raspberries. YUMM! There are several well marked loops of varying difficulty ( I would still rate as easy). The blue loop is the longest and the more challenging with several ascents and descents. All trails are well shaded. Take the hike! I did this in the green of summer. The fall would be spectacular minus the edibles.

hiking
Sunday, April 05, 2015

The orange trail was amazing! Good workout!! Went with my dog and he had a great time too! It costs $10 to park and was well worth it!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Beautifully groomed wide trails. Foliage is so thick in the summer it's like hiking in a hallway. Going back in the fall when the views will be better. Great trail though.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

A beautiful trail but very poorly marked.

hiking
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

great time! a little of everything

mountain biking
Wednesday, September 26, 2012

this overview is wrong, there is no camping here. plenty within a short drive but not at the trail. great riding, not as rocky as Greenbush up north. expensive to park ($7) plus a $4 trail fee. if you park at the bike shop/deli down the road you can save the $7, spend it on a six pack after your ride.

mountain biking
Thursday, September 20, 2012

I love the John Muier trails. I usually do the blue track and don't recommend it for beginners. There are shorter loops for that. They can be difficult too.

I like the trails cause they're not to technical as far as sharpe turns and allow you to go pretty fast if you can handle rocks and roots.

mountain biking
Friday, August 31, 2012

Went on the trails for the first time. Decided it shouldn't be that bad, so took the blue trail. Ended up splitting into the Orange then the white trail. Some good technical spots with roots and turns, and some area with nice climb. I am a beginner level, and had a blast on these trails. The trails were well marked, good flow and lots of wildlife to be seen, especially chipmunks! Will head out there again sometime soon!

mountain biking
Monday, August 27, 2012

Don't do this trail as a beginner. As a first timer it was very difficult. Fun and in a very thick forest but definitely need the correct bike for it.

hiking
Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Amazing! Trails are maintained and designed beautifully. A variety of distances and difficulties. These trails are a great confidence booster! They have a lot of flow and opportunity to get up some speed on the flats. Make sure you buy a trail permit and carry it with you! A ranger was checking all the riders when we were there. The guys who had not bought the pass were fined $150. Buy the $4 pass, it's worth it!

hiking
Monday, July 30, 2012

You can hike or bike this trail. Me and my boyfriend chose to hike it. The scenery is amazing. There are lots of steep hills and rocks. Personally, I don't know how someone could mountain bike on this trail, with all the rocks in the way. Then again, I am not a mountain biker. We did see plenty of bikers on the trail though. It is kinda hard to move out of the way of the bikers since the trail is so narrow. The bikers do go in the opposite direction though, so you can easily see them coming. There are three different loop paths to pick from, brown loop (2 miles), orange loop (4 miles) or green loop (6 miles). This gives you a lot of different choices, so you can really pick something based on your skill level. Overall, I would definitely recommend this trail. :)

hiking
Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Had a great time at this trail. You do need a pass but is well worth it.

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