Hike the South Kettle Moraine Loop

Hike the South Kettle Moraine Loop

Kettle Moraine Parking Lot

Distance

11.8 Miles

Elevation Gain

720 Feet

Activities

Hiking

Skill

Intermediate

Season

Year Round

Type

Loop

Easy Parking
Forest
Wildflowers
Wildlife

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

Community Photos

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

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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!

Distance

11.8 Miles

Elevation Gain

720 Feet

Activities

Hiking

Skill

Intermediate

Season

Year Round

Type

Loop

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