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14 days ago

Pleasant fall hike. A lot of rain over-night, but the green trail was in really good shape for the whole five miles. I do think this trail should be rated easy instead of moderate. Very little elevation change. Not a strenuous hike by any means. The scenic overlook would be a much better view and bigger draw if they cut down a few trees and cleared the scrub brush.

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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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Loved this trail. I regularly do the red loop and this was my first time on green. So peaceful and nice.

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.

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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2 months ago

Just enough hills to make it exercise and yet beautiful

Terrific trail

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

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bugs
3 months ago

Good hike all around, but the deerflies were very annoying. They constantly swarmed my dog trying to burrow in her fur on her head.

green loop was OK, but switching to the IAT to close out the hike was much nicer

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bugs
3 months ago

We hiked the 2 mi red trail from parking lot. Well marked. There's an adjoining overlook loop with views. The varied terrain and hills are great for active kids and dog. Lots of monarchs in July (and mosquitos).

Great path for walking and trail running. It was not to bad seeing as there is nice foliage over head.

Excellent trail. Very well-marked. Fun to climb up and down the kettles. Trail narrow in places with brush closing in on the sides. Long pants recommended. Beautiful.

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bugs
4 months ago

Fantastic scenery and quite challenging, in particular when crossing road ZZ north. Lots f switchbacks and uphill/downhill transitions. Trail surface is changing - segments of sand, most is packed soil, then patches of gravel and often rocky.

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4 months ago

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5 months ago

This is a great trail to hike with a partner. The trail is wide enough to walk side-by-side the whole way. Rolling hills and you pass through a nice variety of forests. There are multiple paths you can take. We camped in Pine Woods campground, picked up the trail right next to our campsite, and followed the outside loop.

it's a little bit muddy by the end of the trail. but it's very beautiful hiked.

Nice rolling hills for most of the trail. A campground was on either side of the trail for about a mile. It was well marked. There were several rolling hills at the end.

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6 months ago

ignore the miles, my GPS flaked out. beautiful hike great temperature in the 50s.

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7 months ago

Very dog friendly. saw a lot of trial runners and families. Wide trails with gradual incline/decline s.

Great hike! I don’t know if I would label it “easy” as it does have a lot of up and down hills but it is fun! If you do the trail point to point it is actually close to 5 and 1/2 miles. It ends by the Pine Woods group campsites. I did this hike in the spring and compared to the other very muddy hikes I’ve done the past two weekends this one was probably 90% mud free which was great! Overall a fairly hilly and beautiful part of the Ice Age Trail!

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

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.

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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7 months ago

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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7 months ago

Lovely classic Kettle Moraine with rolling hills among tall pines and oaks. The trail was more challenging than usual with areas of mud and melting ice and snow but not impassable. Great day for a hike with sunny skies and light winds.

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