Explore the most popular trail running trails in Kettle Moraine State ForestSouthern Unit with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
23 days ago

The under 2-mile purple loop is relaxing and easy. Lots of benches along the way.

on Nordic Trail

hiking
1 month ago

Nordic trail loops offer many options for length and difficulty, up to 9.2 miles...all options are well marked and very scenic. Best enjoyed during off peak times as it is quite heavily used on weekends. These trails are NOT OPEN to hikers when snow covered.

hiking
3 months ago

Really enjoy night hiking this trail. It’s vet peaceful. Brown loop is perfect for taking my 7 year old daughter.

Great spot for photography.

4 months ago

Easy trail. Beautiful with the snow.

Great mostly wooded trail. Many switchbacks with some rather steep areas. I would rate if difficult for a Wisconsin trail. i did the green loop. Orange loop bypasses the most difficult part of the green loop. nice overlook about halfway through the trail.

7 months ago

Clearly marked. Try to do some of the blue trail for lots of trail lined with pine trees.

hiking
7 months ago

Purple loop. Then red loop. Clear markings. Wide trails.

hiking
9 months ago

Blue loop

trail running
9 months ago

nice wide trails. I use these trails for great trail running! also very nice for hiking. It's very quite don't see many people at all on weekdays and goes miles deep into the Kettle Moraine forest. Lots of ups and downs. pretty well maintained. There is a pretty big parking lot. The amenities are nice with bathrooms and water.

Mountain biker's gem. Just beware of the ridiculous amount of skeeters, no-see-ems and poison ivy. Don't be afraid to send it this fall!

hiking
10 months ago

Great hiking, moderate hills, well marked trails.

10 months ago

We really like the trail. Unfortunately the DNR has not maintained the trail this summer! The trail has not been mowed all summer making the trial and benches virtually unusable. All they have to do is mow the trails and it would be 5 stars!

hiking
10 months ago

Just so nice and well maintained!

hiking
10 months ago

Beautiful place to be in nature

this campground is THE best for getting away from noise and bustle and is an unexpected little slice of up north. been coming here since 1992 and love it. very well planned out with quiet loop too.

mountain biking
Friday, May 12, 2017

Awesome trails. Really fun.

trail running
Monday, May 01, 2017

The 9 mile blue loop is excellent - lots of undulating hills with some challenging climbs in the black rated section of 1-2 miles. Great for trail running.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Hiked the Blue until Marker 7 then followed Green, didtsnve of 7.5 miles. Wide trail. clear and large plantation pine setting. Plenty of long sloping hills for a total gain of 800 feet in the 7.5 miles.
We'll marked.
Trail head with plenty of parking, clean to let's. water and picnic tables.

hiking
Friday, January 13, 2017

Woods kind of make me feel claustrophobic because of the narrow paths and sensation of going in circles since this is a mountain biking trail is prevalent. Also I think I saw an emu in these woods so this section kind of frightens me.

hiking
Sunday, October 30, 2016

Absolutely amazing in every aspect!!

hiking
Sunday, October 23, 2016

Awesome!!

hiking
Sunday, September 25, 2016

Did the brown trail, 3.1 miles. Nice trail through The woods quite a few small hills, not very difficult.

hiking
Sunday, September 18, 2016

Great moderate difficulty trail, will do it again!

hiking
Friday, September 09, 2016

Mainly a bike trail. Narrow paths and lots of trees. No great views but clean and easy.

Saturday, September 03, 2016

Awesome

Sunday, August 07, 2016

Nice shaded trail. The sections by the road can be a bit noisy, but otherwise a great outing. Be sure to bring bug spray!

hiking
Tuesday, August 02, 2016

great trail, a fair amount of bikers , trail is narrow predominantly and hikers enter counter clockwise to see and get out of the bikers path. challenging trail with lots of up and downs. worth the extra distance to get to lookout point for a great view.

hiking
Sunday, July 31, 2016

The 9-mile blue loop of the Nordic Trail is my favorite hike in the area. Well, not so much in my area, because I live an hour south of the trail, but it is absolutely worth the drive. Nice varied scenery, a few hilly areas to provide some variety (and a little more effort), well-marked, well-maintained paths, and best of all, no biking allowed!

hiking
Saturday, July 23, 2016

Nice trail, we'll marked with signs. Wide trail, as wide as 2 cars width most of the trail. Orange Trail yielded 2 spots with great Valley views. Moderate ups and downs.

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