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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      This is the famous "kettles". It's trails have been an off-road Mecca since knobby tread met dirt. The one-way Emma Carlin Trails are at the extreme end of the riding scale. Many people would say they're unrideable and more would brand them "no fun." Steep slopes are mazes of cobbles, mini-boulders, loose surface and roots.
      If you like, you can take the Connector Trail south to the John Muir Trails and, if you ride every loop in both systems, cover nearly 40 miles.

      The Emma Carlin and adjoining John Muir Trails are among the most popular and crowded trails in the state system.
      source: Wis. Online
      AKA: Kettle Moraine State Forest
      Parking google parking directions
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      Region Details
      • 3

      Region Status
      Caution as of Oct 25, 2020
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      6
      Trails Mountain Bike
      3
      Trails Hike
      6
      Trails Trail Running
      6
      Trails Horse
      3
      Trails Snowmobile
      1
      Total Distance
      30 miles
      Total Descent
      3,246 ft
      Total Vertical
      233 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,083 ft
      Reports
      19
      Photos
      32
      Ridden Counter
      398

      Popular Emma Carlin Trails Mountain Biking Trails

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      Green Loop
      Connector - Emma to Muir
      Red Loop

      Emma Carlin Trails Mountain Bike Routes

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      Emma Carlin Brown Loop
      3 miles

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Past Week
      • 9 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance

      Photos of Emma Carlin Trails Mountain Bike

      11 |
      May 25, 2020 @ 1:51pm
      May 25, 2020
      19 |
      May 25, 2020 @ 1:51pm
      May 25, 2020
      7 |
      May 25, 2020 @ 1:50pm
      May 25, 2020
      25 |
      May 25, 2020 @ 1:50pm
      May 25, 2020

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Green Loop
      Oct 25, 2020 @ 11:50am
      Oct 25, 2020
      Idealtimbershadow
      Connector - Emma to Muir
      Oct 25, 2020 @ 11:50am
      Oct 25, 2020
      Idealtimbershadow
      Red Loop
      Aug 12, 2020 @ 2:50pm
      Aug 12, 2020
      VariabledgskilesA few trees down but can all be ridden...

      Activity Feed

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      user #514020timbershadowcommentreportConnector - Emma to Muir
      Nov 26, 2020 @ 6:55pm
      Nov 26, 2020
      user #2245223peterlakomywishlisttrailConnector - Emma to Muir and 1 more
      Oct 31, 2020 @ 2:31pm
      Oct 31, 2020
      user #2245223peterlakomyriddentrailConnector - Emma to Muir
      Oct 31, 2020 @ 2:31pm
      Oct 31, 2020
      user #514020timbershadowaddreportGreen Loop and 1 more
      Oct 25, 2020 @ 5:48pm
      Oct 25, 2020
      user #514020timbershadowaddreportGreen Loop
      Oct 8, 2020 @ 5:51pm
      Oct 8, 2020

      Recent Comments

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      user #514020timbershadowreportConnector - Emma to MuirThe main trailheads were closed today but the...
      Nov 26, 2020 @ 6:55pm
      Nov 26, 2020
      user #1658984fischbergtrailGreen LoopDefinitely should not be rated green. If you...
      Sep 5, 2020 @ 7:47pm
      Sep 5, 2020
      user #2133407Jmrobins44trailGreen LoopAgree with the other user comment. I did not...
      Jul 23, 2020 @ 4:43pm
      Jul 23, 2020
      user #1141876GoodOaktrailGreen LoopI think the Green Loop aught to have at least...
      May 7, 2020 @ 4:06pm
      May 7, 2020
      user #1584527NDavis77trailRed Loop(09/09/19) It's actually labeled Brown loop...
      Sep 9, 2019 @ 9:35am
      Sep 9, 2019
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