Petrifying Springs Trail is a 2.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Kenosha, Wisconsin that features a river and is good for all skill levels. 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.

Distance: 2.4 miles Elevation Gain: 82 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

cross country skiing

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

walking

bird watching

running

forest

river

views

wild flowers

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The Park has a variety of trails suitable for Hiking, Mountain Biking, and Cross Country Skiing. The scenic park follows the winding Pike River. The trails can be accessed from numerous locations throughout the park. The majority of the hiking and biking trails follow along both sides of the Pike River. The primary ski trails follow routes around the golf course. These trails are not marked and there are no maps in the park. Some of the trails contain some very steep hills.

mountain biking
muddy
over grown
16 hours ago

hiking
bugs
muddy
off trail
3 days ago

Was trying 2 complete all trail segments East of the Pike River. It started 2 pour and was getting 2 buggy

hiking
5 days ago

Nice out, very few people, started getting buggy towards the end

hiking
18 days ago

Getting dark, hard 2 see, otherwise peaceful

hiking
20 days ago

Little muddy, 44 degrees out, nice relaxing hike. Only person on the trails

hiking
21 days ago

Raining, trail was slippery in spots. Was worth it though, didn’t see another person at all.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice park and beer garden. There is a lot of trails to chose from - paved and gravel. Very nice and up kept area.

hiking
icy
muddy
5 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

pretty place, but waaaaay to many people.

hiking
bugs
muddy
over grown
11 months ago

too muddy for dog's this season

Wed Apr 24 2019

Very beautiful trail. Walking along the river, you can see trout swimming. Lots of birds. Tons of wildlife tracks. Some low spots in the trail can be muddy, but other than that, the trail is well maintained. Will be returning :)

hiking
Wed Apr 24 2019

No set trails just places to walk that loops through the creek. Lots to see.

hiking
muddy
Wed Apr 03 2019

I got lost. It was maybe more lovely because I was able to get lost. I found my way back to the river after going in circles for a while. Robins, red wing blackbirds, chickadees, woodpeckers, blue jays, mallard ducks, and big fat fish in the river.

Mon Mar 18 2019

Walked the trail just as snow was melting. quite muddy but still a good path to navigate. Lots of trails branching off this one. Although there really is no crossing the creek where the map shows. Might have been at one point but not now.Plenty of other trails throughout the park. Even some across HWY A to the north of Pets has some trails. If you don't want to get into the woods there is a nice paved path that runs through the park.

hiking
Sun Sep 23 2018

Definitely nice scenery and plenty of options in terms of trails to switch around on. I wouldn't consider the trails to be hard though, maybe intermediate. overall it's a nice place.

Sun Sep 23 2018

This Park is awesome. There is more Hiking than is displayed in the description. We hiked 5 miles comprised of Hiking and biking paths. The scenery is beautiful with, what appears to be, invasive plant management. Some trails are flat, some rolling and some more steep. The Park offers a ton of amenities - hiking, biking, volleyball, fishing and even a place to get beer and brats. They’re restoring the creek, which was nice to see.

Mon Aug 06 2018

Good hike. Lots of trails branching off the main ones. Worn paths with quite a few overgrown areas. As long as you stay on the path that looks the most worn and widest, you'll be able to complete it accurately. Took us just over an hour to do. We tracked this as just under 4 miles.

Wed Jul 25 2018

A great hike you can enjoy getting lost on. It’s easy to find your way back and it’s got some good scenery. Especially for a flat Wisconsin area, it’s a fun trek.

mountain biking
Wed Jul 11 2018

Definitely going to give a work out of some technical skills. The ride today at 5:30am was quiet and fast. It took some doing to access the trails due to the actual park gates being closed til 7am. There were numerous tree felled that block most of the trail crosses along Pike River. But with some effort, work your way up the ravine and it’s pretty good!

hiking
Sat Jun 16 2018

It's an amazing place with tons of different trails with different levels of difficulty. My favorite place to go by far.

hiking
Sat Sep 30 2017

If you're not following the river you're on the wrong trail! This is a beautiful hike past a golf course, along a river, and through the woods. Worth it to find the correct trail head.

Fri Sep 29 2017

This place is awesome!!! There are tons of trails through the trees with a lot of varied elevations, some steep hills and thin trails. I got through about 4 miles of trails in the woods. I skipped one sketchy looking bridge this time so I didn't go all the way around. Cell service for Verizon is weak @ 3G mostly so bring an extra charger if using gps. Definitely recommend having a gps app or a detailed map saved. Probably easy to get turned around in there. If my battery wasn't almost dead I would have stayed in there another 4 miles. Hiking shoes are a must. It's muddy and going down the steep dirt trails is slippery. I will be back soon, with snacks and extra chargers. Amazing and worth the hour drive from IL.

Fri Sep 29 2017

I don't think the highlighted trail actually exists. this is a park, and there are only paved paths. if you want to walk past some picnic benches and a baseball diamond, this is the place for you. maybe I'm blind and don't see the actual trail, who knows...

walking
Thu Sep 21 2017

This was a fun trail to explore, but it was hard to navigate while walking my dog. I constantly had to stop and double check if I was on the right path with my GPS. A couple of times we got off-course, but overall I enjoyed the sights and so did my pup.

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