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Scuppernong Nature Trail (Orange Trail) is a 5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Dousman, 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.

Length 5.0 mi Elevation gain 298 ft Route type Loop
Kid friendly Camping Cross country skiing Hiking Nature trips Snowshoeing Walking Bird watching Forest River Views Wild flowers Wildlife Muddy Snow No dogs
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The scenic Scuppernong Trail System is located in the Southern Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest and offers trails suitable for cross-country skiing (classic only) and hiking. The Nature trail is full of spring fed pools. Great for family hikes.

There is a parking lot, restroom and drinking water at the trail head.

Address is S91 W39091 Hwy 59.

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Terry Zahn
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Amber Moll
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Walking

Day after Road America running double sessions with MotoVid. Tired and felt blah all day at work. Tiring hike, but glad I did it. Off to home for early bed time.

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Tom Mullen
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Hiking

awesome. nice rolling trail. A few rocks and lots of trees. We had very few bugs. We went at noon on Labor day. It was nice and cool. We loved it.

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Adam Bryant
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Andrew Wagner
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HikingRocky

Couldn’t have asked for a better hike for the pup and I. Perfect weather. The woods broke up some pretty hefty wind gusts (20-30mph) while providing a very unique soundtrack ... not to mention keeping any and all bugs at bay.

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Alexis Maruquel
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Hiking

Almost nobody out here today. Just enough hills to get that burn. Slightly buggy, but I didn’t need to reapply bug spray. A really nice little hike.

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Alex Drena
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Running

Ran the Orange loop July '20. Great trails for a variety of lengths to hike/run. Very wide, sandy and slightly rocky at points. Well-shaded forest throughout with the option for an observation point that allows for a decent viewpoint.

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Emma Mikolic
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Hiking

A good trail for a nice morning hike! Some areas were slightly flooded due to rain the previous day but not overly muddy, bugs weren’t too bad either!

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Ashley Russell
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The past few weekends my husband and I have worked our way through the Scuppernong Nature Trail as well as the Red, Orange, and Green trails. We've enjoyed our time there a lot, especially the Orange and Green Trails, which are scenic, shady, and so far not too crowded to social distance effectively. FYI: The pit toilets are open again as of last weekend, and a ranger was on premises to check park passes and answer any questions today. Go hike the Scuppernong Trails this summer!

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k i
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Wide, well marked trail. Good hike.

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Jessica Wendt
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Hiking

Definitely nice trails for a walk. We thought it was nice having some hills to get a good work out. My 10-year-old thought it was a little boring though even with the observation loop added and I agree not much to look at. All the green is pretty though. There is sand on the trails.

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Paula B
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Hiking

Wonderful trails, very well marked. Still open in light of COVID-19 and not too packed!

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Brian Brookins
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HikingMuddy

Great day to avoid the Covid 19 virus.

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Savannah Libassi
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HikingSnow

Visited this trail with my boyfriend and Rottweiler. We loved it! The parking lot was full when we got there, we only ran into 3 people over the course of our 3 hour hike. Unbelievable how much space there is! We hiked the green loop and really enjoyed it. Stunning after a fresh snowfall.

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Jeffrey Cody Wollenziehn
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Hiking

Nice trail that any degree of hiker can easily do. Very well marked along the way. Nice and wide to walk with companions. Beautiful fall colors.

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Al Hiker
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Hiking

Wide, well-maintained trail that is a nice workout at around 4.5 miles or so. The scenery is mostly basic Kettle Moraine forest, a few neat things along the way (towering pines at the beginning for example) but nothing extraordinary except for the optional overlook loop. However, the overlook was pretty overgrown when I was there, and there was only a small gap between the foliage to stand and view the forest spreading out to the horizon below, it took away some of the grandeur in having only such a narrow field of view. May be better in late fall or winter when foliage isn’t so thick.

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Josephine Loy
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Hiking

It’s easy unpaved trail with several options Red, Orange, Green trails depends on the distance you want to do. We did the Orange with a detour to the scenic loop and ended with over 5 miles.

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Samina Grimes
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Hiking

Nice trail for easy walking! A few steps but overall level. Nicely maintained. Beautiful features along the way.

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Eden Sabala
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HikingBugs

I dig this trail. Nice and wide at the beginning and you can keep extending your hike and connect with other trails. Pretty buggy in the summertime but in the autumn / winter time, it's perfect!

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Jason Heckendorf
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Hiking

Great trail. Multiple paths, a lookout & nice scenery.

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Taylor Seegert
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A lot of great rolling hills in the woods. The trail rides the high ground along ridges. Still a lot of snow pack on the trail in some of the shaded areas. Recommend waterproof hiking boots for snow and muddy conditions. The overlook loop on the east side of this trail system is very nice on a sunny day.

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Chris N
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Hiking

Great place. Mosquitoes are heavy in summer. Not "fee based". You need a state park sticker for parking, that's it.

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Mark Dagenais
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Nice trail in the snow.

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Patti Rosenberg
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Pretty icy right now, bring ice grippers...but still a great hike!

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Jacinto Briceño
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Very Beautiful fall trail. Got lucky with weather! Only downside is it wasnt marked very well.

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Ravi G
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It’s fee based area trails.

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rick mueller
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Nice day for a trail run. A nice mix of grassy and rocky trails, along with moderate elevation changes. My first time on this trail. The only downside is a trail fee of $8 for the day, but not a deal breaker. So, bring a bit of cash or check book. Enjoy!

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Dan Lenich
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Best trails close to metro area to hike with your dogs. Not as busy as Lapham Peak.

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Rhonda O'Brien
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Good trail with several loop options. Good for all levels of hikers including kids.

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J Barrett
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Excellent trail with nice views of Southeastern Wisconsin. Trail is well marked and great for all skill levels. Parking is $8 per day at the State Park.

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