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Best trails in Kettle Moraine State Forest

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Looking for a great trail in Kettle Moraine State Forest, Wisconsin? AllTrails has 8 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views 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 6 moderate trails in Kettle Moraine State Forest ranging from 2.7 to 43.9 miles and from 823 to 1,036 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

The Kettle Moraine and Lapham Peak were formed 10,000 years ago when a glacier covered much of Wisconsin. More than 1,000 acres of this hilly terrain are within the Lapham Peak boundaries. Lapham Peak, in Wisconsin's Southeast Glacial Plains ecological landscape, has a variety of sights and activities to offer.

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Map of trails in Kettle Moraine State Forest
Park information
Acreage:
1000 acres
Contact
(262) 646-3025
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Top trails (8)
#1 - John Muir Blue Loop Trail
Kettle Moraine State Forest
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Length: 11.5 mi • Est. 4 h 37 m
John Muir Blue Loop Trail is a 11.5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Palmyra, Wisconsin that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and Show more
#2 - Ice Age Trail: Whitewater Lake
Kettle Moraine State Forest
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 1 h 57 m
Follow the Ice Age trail through two state natural areas from HWY 12 to Clover Valley Road near Whitewater Lake. The Ice Age Trail is a thousand-mile footpath highlighting the remnants left behind byShow more
#3 - Nordic Trail Blue Loop
Kettle Moraine State Forest
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Length: 9.3 mi • Est. 4 h 9 m
Nordic Trail Blue Loop is a 9.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Whitewater, Wisconsin that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options.Show more
#4 - Lake La Grange Loop Trail
Kettle Moraine State Forest
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Length: 2.7 mi • Est. 1 h 12 m
Lake La Grange Loop Trail is a 2.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Whitewater, Wisconsin that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of Show more
#5 - John Muir Trail Rainy Dew Pass Loop
Kettle Moraine State Forest
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Length: 5.5 mi • Est. 2 h 24 m
John Muir Trail Rainy Dew Pass Loop is a 5.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Whitewater, Wisconsin that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hikShow more
#6 - John Muir White Trail
Kettle Moraine State Forest
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 15 m
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#7 - Ice Age Trail: Sherwood Forest to Horseriders Camp
Kettle Moraine State Forest
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Length: 10.6 mi • Est. 4 h 56 m
Ice Age Trail: Sherwood Forest to Horseriders Camp is a 10.6 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Whitewater, Wisconsin that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trailShow more
#8 - Turtle Valley Ride
Kettle Moraine State Forest
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Length: 43.9 mi
Ride rolling hills around the Turtle Valley and Kettle Moraine between Whitewater and Delavan. There is much to see and do on this long loop between Whitewater, WI and Delavan, WI. Rolling hills withShow more