Crystal Ridge Loop is a 2.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Franklin, Wisconsin that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length2.6 miElevation gain180 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashHikingMountain bikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingForestRiverViews
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Lauren Poppen
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Hiking

Well traveled in the snow. Fairly easy to see where the trail is.

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Julie Emery
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HikingIcy

This was a great hike. The trail was snow packed and definitely had some slick spots. Only saw one other person on the trail, a woman on a bike. I’ll be doing this hike again!

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Dan Himsel
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Hiking

Amazing! Great winter hike.

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Kp Marie
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Hiking

It was a bit muddy but overall a good Sunday morning hike

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Mallory Madison
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They don’t allow dogs even though on here it said they did :(

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Eric & Stacy Madson
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Brandon Taylor
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Christine Swoboda
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HikingBugsMuddy

Lots of bugs! Bring bug spray for sure and I would also recommend bringing either a dog friendly bug repellant or a bandana to cover dog ears. Trails were well kept but pretty muddy. There were quite a few bikers on the trails as well which made the mud a bit worse. Would definitely go back but with boots this time!!

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Katie Tooher
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HikingBugsMuddy

Super nice trail, good views but the last stretch after you pass the ski hill is super super muddy so be prepared for that.

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Eric Haney
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HikingBugsMuddy

Probably would've rated higher were it not for the swarms or skeeter and flies and much of the trail a muddy mess from last nights rain. Maybe in the fall. Not another should crazy enough to be out there in this heat.

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Gavin DiMaggio
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Mountain bikingMuddy

Decent trail. Definitely NOT moderate, very simple. Lots of swampy areas, be prepared to clean your bike afterwards.

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Sarah DeRose
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HikingFlooded

Would not recommend going the whole loop after a heavy rainfall. By the River is completely flooded. Also hard to follow trail towards the beginning because of all the mountain bike paths. Don’t get discouraged by the paths. Still a fun easy trail

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Savanna Wimer
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WalkingBugsMuddy

I found this trail on the app and took my dog for what I thought would be a slightly strenuous morning hike. This is more of a nature walk than a hike, very easy with clearly defined paths which get narrow at some points, particularly at the north end, as it is mainly a mountain biking trail. The bugs were intense despite being sprayed and covered. Also very poor trail etiquette from others, a couple of ladies had very poorly socialized dogs they could barely control. It was pretty, but I wouldn't return, mainly due to the bugs and the people.

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Joe Zhang
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BugsMuddy

Great trail, a little muddy at spots. The trails can be a lil narrow at spots too which made it feel less travelled. Lots of interesting insects and slugs.

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Michael Retzlaff
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Natallie L
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Gloria MW
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HikingBugsMuddyRocky

It gets you close to the river if you want and it does allow you to be in the woods, to get away from the city. Muddy when it rains, and a little after, but if you’re prepared, it’s nice.

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Daniel Walkowiak
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HikingMuddy

This is designed for mountain bikes, but I didn’t see any. A bit muddy in spots, but nothing that’s too difficult to get around. This trail is pretty awesome and really quiet and peaceful. Lots to look at and overall very good.

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Melanie Biertzer
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Courtney Bauer
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WalkingMuddy

This looks like an absolutely beautiful trail, but I had to turn around a few times because it was so muddy.

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