Emma Carlin Hiking Trail

MODERATE 17 reviews

Emma Carlin Hiking Trail is a 4.5 mile loop trail located near Eagle, Wisconsin that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking and is best used from March until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.5 miles
324 feet

dogs on leash


mountain biking



Directions from Eagle and Palmyra, WI: The headquarters for the Southern Unit of Kettle Moraine State Forest lies midway between Eagle and Palmyra on Hwy. 59. Trail maps are available at the headquarters. Trailhead parking is located off County Z.

7 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.

10 months ago

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.

11 months ago

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.

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.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

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

I agree trails are poorly marked.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

A beautiful trail but very poorly marked.

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. :)

1 month ago

recorded 9/3

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