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Nordic Trail is a 3.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Whitewater, Wisconsin that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 3.7 mi Elevation gain 219 ft Route type Loop
Dogs on leash Cross country skiing Hiking Walking Running Forest Lake
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Great trails through a variety of vegetation, hardwoods, pine plantations, open meadows, and kettle moraine terrain. There are six different trails of varying lengths and degrees of difficulty, providing great hiking or skiing for all levels of ability. A shelter, toilets & parking available.

Lots of parking, shelter, toilets provided.

Wisconsin Department of Tourism, P.O. Box 7976, 201 W. Washington Avenue , Madison, WI, 53707-79761, Phone: 608-266-2161

On County Highway H south of 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 and online.

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Chris N
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Andrew Vaudt
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Brian Walulik
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Andy Miller
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decently maintained trail, veered off actual green route and did part of the longer blue path

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Joe Sexton
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Moderate to Easy. Not a lot of special scenery but great to be outdoors.

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Maddie Hanson
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Jose marquez
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Good trail!! Maintained

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k i
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Great easy to moderate trail. Not muddy or buggy but we did have on bug spray.

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Genna VV
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Pleasantly surprised because this trail has some really lovely views! You can make this hike as long or as short as you’d like so it’s great for all experience levels.

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Jack Hawkins
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Andrew Audley
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Excellent Hike. 9.1 miles blue. Very well marked.

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Lisa Trudeau
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Nice trail for an afternoon outing. You can hike a 10-miler on the blue trail or choose shorter trails. I cobbled together a 6-mile hike based on the green trail with a few blue-trail offshoots. Conditions are great for walking and running. While you're out "in the woods," the focus here is on recreation rather than native habitat management. Lots of invasive weeds, and signs of pesticide applications in some areas. It would be cool if they were rehabilitating, as there are clear work areas throughout. There's supposedly a lake, but you can't see it through the leaves.

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Cristina Vaughan
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Nice little trail. Good conditions, buggy if you stop hiking so keep moving.

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Brian Brookins
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Nice wide path makes it possible to walk to abreast. Nice gentle hills.

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David Parr
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Great moderate trail. Good workout with varied topography. Good mix of moderate hills and scenic flats.

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Anthony Lucey
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Hiked about 6 miles through a few of the trails. A light rain kept the gnats a bay, a few mosquitos but with some deep woods off they weren't much of an issue. Beautiful scenery and a good workout on sections of the Blue and Green trails.

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Samantha Villalobos
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Loved this trail. Had some hills with great views.

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Susan Graff
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Nice trails. Very hilly with wide cleared paths. They are clearing a lot of the underbrush and thinning the trees.

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Andrew Gross
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Fun easy hike.

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Brad Sabre
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34 degrees and foggy at 8:00am. Fog added a whole new look and feel to the trek. Incredible amount of brushing in planted pines along southern reaches of the trail. Encountered no one on the entire trek. Enjoyed hills between miles 6 & 7. A great workout. Great to be outdoors!

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Brad Sabre
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Great early winter Trek. First measurable snowfall of the season. 1 to 2 inches. Blue trail. Beautiful!

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Gretchen Haskett
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Nice trail. We did the white trail with our dogs. accidentally started off in the wrong direction but took a narrow linking trail to get on track. Be careful of holes and sticks hidden under the oak leaves. We will be back but please leave a garbage can in the parking lot for those of us who bag our dog poop. there was some poop on the trail, probably left by people who know there isn't a can.

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Rhonda O'Brien
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Great trail, wide paths, nicely maintained. I’ve been here several different weekends and it is not very crowded. A number of different loop lengths that intersect. We usually end up doing the blue trail and then switching to green to make up a ~6.5 mike loop.

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Phil Haseker
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Nice wide trails, dog friendly (please pick up after them) great views and plenty of wild life. Moderate terrain. Only downfall for me is no dogs allowed on the trails in winter when cross country skiing is going on. Too bad for me:(

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Echo Fuhrman
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nice change in elevation but a little too wide of a trail for my liking.

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

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

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

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J V
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Blue loop

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