Kettle Moraine State Forest—Southern Unit Scuppernong Trails

Eagle, Wisconsin 53119

Kettle Moraine State Forest—Southern Unit Scuppernong Trails

Kettle Moraine State Forest—Southern Unit: Scuppernong Trails Professional Guide

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"A scenic overlook gives a view for miles, and rolling hills through pine forest invigorates the spirit. Popular with joggers, these trails offer three levels of difficulty dependent on inclines. Not to be confused with Scuppernong Springs Nature Trail, this collection of three forest loops passes across higher ground.

This trail doubles as a cross-country ski trail, and the short climbs up and over the roller-coaster terrain make it popular
also for cross-country runners. Colored map boards are located at each trail juncture. The Green Loop is the outermost of the three color-coded trails."

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60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Madison (Menasha Ridge Press)
Kevin Revolinksi
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"Rolling hills through pine forest and a view for miles from a scenic overlook are the highlights of this hike through some of southeastern Wisconsin’s finest post-glacier terrain. The short climbs over rolling terrain and a generally good trail surface make this trail popular with cross-country runners. The trail outlined here follows the Green Loop, the outermost and longest loop in this section of the forest. On the black-and-white maps from the park office, all trails appear the same, but the overlap can be clarified against the color-coded map boards at trail junctures. From the trailhead, the path turns left just inside the trees. A park access road continues straight from here. The first trail juncture is 200 feet farther along, and this is where the loop will return. Go right and follow a sandy lane strewn with pine needles." Read more
"In woods full of springs and patches of scenic wetland follow a self-guided nature trail with a booklet that has more to say about the human history of this spot. Scuppernong means “sweet-scented land” in the native Ho-Chunk language. Native Americans occupied the site no doubt for its abundant freshwater. A booklet, available at the trailhead, guides you past numbered posts along the trail and narrates a bit of cultural history. Just inside the woods from the trailhead, the trail forks; take the path to the right. Much of the trail is shaded, but with the abundance of springs and low spots, you can expect some mud to contend with. At 0.2 mile you encounter rail-road ties, part of an old railroad bed that extends about 300 feet along the trail." Read more

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
2.5 hours
Kettle Moraine State Forest—Southern Unit, S91 W39091 Hwy. 59, Eagle, WI 53119; (262) 594-6200;
Local Contacts
USGS Eagle; at trailhead, state forest office, and on website
Local Maps