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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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2 days 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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2 days 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.

Nice trail in the snow.

Ice Age Trail Cnty ZZ to Cnty C chose to jump on Scuppernong Green Loop about half way back to car. 29 degrees Fahrenheit. Grey day. Kettles, moraines, pine and hardwood forests and some farmland. Great January hike!

January hike. 30 dogs. Nice trail with numerous decent inclines. 5.5 miles taking the observation loop. . Heavily imbedded with rocks, so be aware. If you want a fairly short trail that you can do in < 2 hours and still get some physical exercise, this will do it for you. Once your hike is completed, go to Kunkleheads and have a burger. They are great!

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

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2 months ago

Beautiful trees, well-kept trail, and moderate hike.

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

pretty muddy but doable. love the fall foliage.

It’s fee based area trails.

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!

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

Good trail with several loop options. Good for all levels of hikers including kids.

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.

7 months ago

Nice hike

There's Scuppernong Trail System and Scuppernong Springs Nature Trail (across from Ottawa Lake Camping area). This is a review of the former.
Synopsis: Consists of 3 trails, Red(2.3m), Orange(4.1m), and Green(4.9m). The Orange and Green trails break off at multiple points to form longer trails. There's an optional short Scenic Overlook Trail loop accessible by all 3 at a point when they temporarily reconnect. All start and finish in the same area. The Scuppernong Section of the Ice Age Trail(marked Yellow) intersects the Orange and Green. It's well marked and has posted maps along the way. The parking lot area has respectable pit restrooms.
Terrain: The trails are rock(some loose)/dirt with sections of sand. It's mostly inclines with little straight areas. The path is wide and allows for two individuals to walk together.
Scenery: The trails travel amongst the kettles which are heavily forested. The overlook loop provides a nice view. The forested scenery becomes somewhat monotonous.
Pro's: The trails are wide, easy to navigate, and are well marked. The inclines provide a decent hike and can be a tad challenging in some areas.
Con's: The scenery becomes monotonous and can be buggy especially later in the evening. At points, the trail seems like walking on a service path.
Recommendation: If you're up for a decent hike to get the blood flowing, this is the trail. The inclines get your heart rate up and maintaining a solid pace will get you sweating. A family hike might become dull. If you have kids under 8-10, I'd recommend the Red Trail and the Overlook Loop. Trail running might be the strong recommendation.

Beautiful area. And lovely trail. We did combo of red and green trails for total of 4mi. Lots of hills to keep reminding your legs that this isn’t just a stroll. Some runners but not a problem for hikers. Very family friendly trails with beautiful trail head facilities.

easy trail, my 3 kids and I did it today. they are 5, 7 and 12. did the 5 mile trail in the rain, only saw 1 person jogging, it was very peaceful and for an outdoors man they view is awsome! the entire trail is through dense woods, bugs were no problem (assuming it was because of the rain). great trail, everything is marked very well

Scuppernog trail is one of my faves! so many different loops to choose from and multiple scenic overlook points. beautiful place!

Did the green loop. I thought it was challenging with lots of ups and downs. Dogs OK on leash. Very buggy over Memorial Day weekend.

Enjoyed this on a hot day. Trail includes lots of shade and a few benches to rest. Nice that you can pick up and complete all or just portions of the trail.

March 2018 Hike. Not much color because of the season, but a very nice hike. Lots to see with some history, lots of springs, and relatively flat easy hike.

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Easy trail. Beautiful with the snow.

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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Green Loops is nice and well maintained. Arrived at around 9am on a Saturday and didn't encounter anyone on the trail until we arrived at the beginning of the observation loop. I'd say it is a nice relaxing loop with a couple of easy hills to keep the blood pumping. although the green loop is lightly traffic you never got the feeling you were out on your own since portions of it are lined with camp grounds.

Followed green. Nice easy trail. Some areas with lots of small rocks. Ankle breakers if not careful. Would do again.

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