Petrifying Springs Trail

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Petrifying Springs Trail is a 2.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Kenosha, Wisconsin that features a river and is rated as difficult. 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
101 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

birding

fishing

fly fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

bugs

muddy

old growth

snow

washed out

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.

walking
3 days ago

walking
4 days ago

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.

9 days ago

hiking
24 days ago

hiking
26 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

A phenomenal hike. Living in between two major cities (Chicago and Milwaukee), finding beautiful nature is a rarity. Petrifying Springs is a rarity. I hiked this park for the past two days, a few hours each, and am still in awe of its beauty. While the hike itself isn't too intense, it's definitely a bit of the challenge--especially with the slushy mud and trails with plants growing on them. Fortunately, it was a challenge that I found enjoyable. I highly recommend deviating from the paved trail and diving into the trails within the actual forest. I also highly recommend bug spray... there are an excruciating amount of bugs. The cons of this park is it's location. When immersed in the forest, you don't notice you're less than a mile within a golf course. But you are. That results in occasionally hearing loud chatter, the sounds of golf carts, or a golf ball getting struck. This, however, does not ruin the hiking experience and I would highly recommend this trail for an enjoyable hike.

hiking
3 months ago

mountain biking
3 months ago

Trail condition Sunday 6/18/17 a.m. - wet but rideable, some low spots are muddy. Definitely muddier and standing water on the UW trails. Slippery roots. Otherwise a nice ride!

trail running
3 months ago

Man I love this trail I run this trail all time. Me and are track/cross country team love running this trail.

hiking
3 months ago

4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

adventurous

11 months ago

great place to BBQ with friends and family and short but great trails.

mountain biking
Thursday, August 04, 2016

There are really hard trails along the park stretch with steep parts and sticking toots: red and purple trails on the map, see the photo. Although, the trail along the river and the golf course is easy and enjoyable.

hiking
Sunday, July 03, 2016

Super hard to find the trail head. Can get confusing with the paved trail vs. the off road version. Also it's really close to the road, so it's not very deep into nature. Path can get narrow at times but extremely wide at others. No maps/signs/ directions provided on how to stay on the trail. Not a difficult trail. Doesn't feel like hiking, more like wandering trying to figure out where your supposed to go.

backpacking
Sunday, June 26, 2016

mountain biking
Monday, February 08, 2016