DISTANCE
7.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
98 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

paddle sports

trail running

walking

river

hiking
14 days ago

I went Tuesday and parked at the Wolf River Greenway parking lot (which has spaces for probably a dozen cars in total) and did north of Walnut Grove all the way around the NW lake north of the Greenline and back onto the trails past the Walnut Grove trailhead.

By taking the trails North of Walnut Grove a hike and/or ride can be extended well beyond 7.4 miles.

They are in decent shape but there is ample mud in some places where the drainage isn't good (which is mostly on the Blue trail East of WG and the white trail closest to Farm Road. That one is waterlogged and a bit of slog through mud for considerable distances and hard to maneuver without carving new paths.)

One big caveat: If you are doing the full loop all the way out to I-40 and the Wolf River - the bridge crossing the inlet creek closest to I-40 is washed out and it's a full wet crossing. When I went, it was about knee deep for 15ft across. Trying to bike through it might be difficult. Horses wouldn't have an issue but hiking, running, or bicycling is - well, you're going to get wet. (The bridge is salvaged but two ends along with the metal cables broke so it might be a spell before it's repaired.)

Snakes are out, especially north of Walnut Grove (neither were venomous but enough to give a small fright) and ample deer are out too, during daylight hours.

If there is any rain, check the Wolf River gauge online to have an idea for flooding, especially along the White trail parallel to the Blue along with some additional crossings on the Blue and Yellow trails.

One last bit: There is a spot on the yellow trail, west of the 1.5 mile marker where the trail is close to eroding off the bank. If you're trail riding or running, watching your step and/or wheel is advised.

If you park at the Germantown Road trail head, there are bear-proof trash bins and a port-a-potty. There are also bear proof trash bins at the Kayak outlet onto the Wolf River at Walnut Grove.