Hike the South Kettle Moraine Loop

Kettle Moraine Parking Lot

Pines, hardwoods, berries, and wildflowers all in one hike. 

Park in the parking lot ($7) off of Moraine Scenic Drive. Follow the well-marked green trail and enjoy the shady hike through the Kettle Moraine Forest!

Photos: Ann AlthouseRon MRyan Dickey

Pack List

  • Water
  • Camera
  • Snack
  • Bug repellent 
  • $7
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RT Distance 11.8 Miles
Elevation Gain 720 Feet
Activities Hiking
Skill Level Intermediate
Season Year Round
Trail Type Loop
Features
Easy Parking
Forest
Wildflowers
Wildlife

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A Welcome Retreat

Kettle Moraine State Forest offers loads of trails for various uses. If you can, park at the forest headquarters off WI-59, which is free. The Ice Age Trail runs straight through here, and there's even an overnight shelter.

Very peaceful hike, awesome park!

Went here with my mom, we really enjoyed the hike there. Lots of wildflowers, trees, prairie grasses and deer. Make sure to check out the tower in the park. The view from the top is amazing!


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