Emma Carlin Trail

Eagle, Wisconsin 53119

Emma Carlin Trail

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Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This hike along numerous interlocking trails in Kettle Moraine State Forest takes you over numerous hills formed 10,000 years ago by the Wisconsin Glacier Episode. The Kettle Moraine State Forest is a showcase of largely unspoiled glacial landscapes, which extends for some 30 miles across southeast Wisconsin between Milwaukee and Madison. There are over 150 miles of trails, including the 33-mile Moraine Ridge Trail. The Ice Age Trail comes through the forest as well.

At about the hike’s halfway point, there’s a scenic overlook with some nice views of the surrounding countryside and nearby Spring Lake. The trail is very popular with mountain bikers, so stay alert as you hike through the woods. Hikers and cyclists move in opposite directions along the paths, since hikers are asked to walk clockwise while mountain bikers travel counterclockwise."

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Trail Information

Eagle
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
4.4 miles
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Dirt/crushed limestone
Terrain
Moderate
Skill Level
2 hours
Duration
Hunting
Additional Use
Views
Features
Southern Unit Kettle Moraine State Forest Headquarters, S91 W39091 Hwy. 59, Eagle, WI 53119; (262) 594-6200; dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/name/kms/
Local Contacts
USGS Little Prairie, WI; trail maps available at forest office, from trail contact, and online
Local Maps

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Dec 2018