Hike the South Kettle Moraine Loop

11.8 Miles Round Trip - 720 ft gain - Loop Trail

Kettle Moraine Parking Lot - Search Nearby - Added by The Outbound Collective

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

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Hiking
Easy Parking
Forest
Wildflowers
Wildlife

Details

11.8 Miles
720 ft elevation gain
Loop Trail

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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!