Norman Merrill Chester Round and Back

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Norman Merrill Chester Round and Back is a 1.5 mile out and back trail located near Hartland, Wisconsin that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is best used from December until May. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

1.5 miles
98 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly




The hike starts out with some moderate rolling terrain typical of the Kettle Moraine in this area. After a bit the trail emerges into a wildlife opening that I've kicked up quite a few turkey and deer from as long as your approach is quiet enough. After moving through the opening, you take a slight downhill towards the river and follow it for awhile. There are many opportunities to just stop for a bit and soak in the quiet. After the river viewing, you walk through a nice pine plantation and eventually meet the trail you came in on to get back to the trailhead. This property is over 170 acres and is full of birds!

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Beautiful woods. The trail is unmarked and at times gets a little lost completely - especially in the pines, but my kids thought that was a little more exciting. Nice quick hike though.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Went for a nice walk with my family. Finding the path in the pines was a little difficult in places, but it was a good length of a hike for my small children.

Friday, March 07, 2014

One of the warmest days we've had in quite some time. Enjoyed returning back to this trail after a long time since my last visit. Everything had grown just a bit, but I had fun watching deer, birds,
and squirrels.

rock climbing
Sunday, October 28, 2012


Saturday, October 21, 2017