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rocky
10 days ago

Nice little trail. Good conditions, buggy if you stop hiking so keep moving.

well marked. can do the whole blue loop or cut it short as needed with the easier green trail

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rocky
15 days ago

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21 days ago

few trees down . trail is beautiful

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bugs
1 month ago

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over grown
1 month ago

always fun... the dnr left a mess for us to ride thru though. thanks volunteers dor ur time.

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1 month ago

Just went on this trail yesterday well maintained, little bugs and a good amount of variation of terrain.

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2 months ago

Hiked Blue to Green loop (5.7 miles)on a hot and humid morning in July. Beautiful trail, although a small part of the blue loop had a road nearby. We saw quite a few monarch butterflies. Not swarms, but single monarchs fluttering by every few hundred feet throughout the hike.

Beautiful segment of the Ice Age Trail. Definitely wouldn’t rate it as easy though!

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rocky
2 months ago

For a Midwest trail this was quite enjoyable. It was very beautiful, very well marked, wide path, and a perfect distance for a day hike. We didn’t see a lot of wild life but we did see what I think was a wild turkey. It did begin to rain near the mile 5 mark but it didn’t take away from the experience. Barely anyone on the trail. Saw maybe 2 people as paths came together and one biker. Bring cash. You need to pay to park but it is worth it. Luckily the person I was with cash.$11 day pass for non residents was a totally fair price.

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2 months ago

Great moderate trail. Good workout with varied topography. Good mix of moderate hills and scenic flats.

Beautiful section, nicely maintained, I would say a moderate trail for difficulty, not too hard but some steep ups and downs, bring your bug spray!

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bugs
2 months ago

We went on this hike today and it was very nice.They route hikers counter-clockwise and bikers clockwise to help avoid collisions. The Orange trail is 4.95 miles long - not 2.8 miles as it says in the AllTrails description. Mosquitoes & other flying bugs are somewhat of a nuisance.

3 months ago

Hiked about 6 miles through a few of the trails. A light rain kept the gnats a bay, a few mosquitos but with some deep woods off they weren't much of an issue. Beautiful scenery and a good workout on sections of the Blue and Green trails.

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over grown
3 months ago

Rating is for the hiking experience, not the trail itself. Stagnant water meant a solid wall of mosquitoes and gnats that made it impossible to enjoy the surroundings... we were wholly focused on getting out of there as fast as we could. We applied 100% DEET before we started. Didn’t matter. May be a nice trail in fall/winter.

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3 months ago

the bikers on the trail were very uncurtious. We almost got hit several times by bikers. Not a bad trail, just not very curtious for hikers.

Good well maintained trail. Wish there was more of a payoff for the nearly 12 miles of hiking. Still a nice trail.

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bugs
3 months ago

An enjoyable trail with a few really nice views of the lake. Mosquitoes were heavy in the wooded section near the marshy area a short distance after starting from the parking lot and going clockwise.

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3 months ago

Loved this trail. Had some hills with great views.

We lucked out this morning as the trail was closed to bikes until 12, so we had the trail to ourselves. A few bikes in the afternoon but not too many. Apart from a couple of crossroads where navigation was a little difficult, the rest of the trail was easy to follow. Using this app was great for the crossroads! Mostly a forest hike with a couple of more open sections.

A moderately difficult trail through the woods. there are lots of options for various lengths of hiking. I was surprised to see a biker on the trail today.

great variety of forest, lake, and prairie. I love that half way through the hike there is a nice view of the lake with benches. When hiking in clockwise direction I sometimes take the horse trail in the beginning to skip the rocky steps but then face face a super steep descent instead. Takes 10 minutes off the hike.

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4 months ago

enjoyed the hike. not too buggy if you keep moving.

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4 months ago

Fun easy hike.

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