Kettle Moraine State Forest Nordic Trails

Whitewater, Wisconsin

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A web of ski trails offers many miles and combinations of treks over moraines and around kettles with the option for a serious workout. This collection of cross-country ski trails makes for several great hiking courses. The routes are color-coded and often overlap with each other to offer a variety of hike lengths. Options are many, from the half-mile Brown Trail to the 3.6-mile Green Trail. All trails have clear mileage markers throughout. The terrain, like much of the terrain in Kettle Moraine State Forest, is characterized by glacial deposits from the last round of the Ice Age. Abundant forest and some patches of prairie have reclaimed the lands, but the rolling trail reflects the various piles of till beneath. To the west of the parking lot are two trailheads: The first is actually the return trail for skiers of the Red, Orange, Green, and Brown Trails. Skiers need to work through the

Kettle Moraine State Forest: Nordic Trails Professional Review and Guide

"A web of ski trails offers many miles and combinations of treks over moraines and around kettles with the option for a serious workout. This collection of cross-country ski trails makes for several great hiking courses. The routes are color-coded and often overlap with each other to offer a variety of hike lengths. Options are many, from the half-mile Brown Trail to the 3.6-mile Green Trail.

All trails have clear mileage markers throughout. The terrain, like much of the terrain in Kettle Moraine State Forest, is characterized by glacial deposits from the last round of the Ice Age. Abundant forest and some patches of prairie have reclaimed the lands, but the rolling trail reflects the various piles of till beneath. To the west of the parking lot are two trailheads: The first is actually the return trail
for skiers of the Red, Orange, Green, and Brown Trails. Skiers need to work through the"

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Whitewater
Distance: 9.1
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 4 hours
Season: 6 a.m.–11 p.m. year-round. No hiking allowed when snow is on the ground.
Trailhead Elevation: 950 feet
Top Elevation: feet
Local Contacts: dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/name/kms/trails.html, 262-594-6200; Kettle Moraine Hiking Club: kmhiking-club.webs.com
Local Maps: USGS Little Prairie; at park office; posted at trail junctures
Driving Directions: Directions to Kettle Moraine State Forest: Nordic Trails

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May 2018