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  • Wet
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  • Dry
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  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
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  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
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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
      Open as of Sep 9, 2019

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #3,492
      State Ranking
      #35
      Trails (view details)
      3
      Trails Mountain Bike
      3
      Trails Hike
      3
      Trails Trail Running
      3
      Total Distance
      13 miles
      Total Descent
      2,375 ft
      Total Vertical
      213 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,083 ft
      Reports
      12
      Photos
      8
      Ridden Counter
      177

      Popular Emma Carlin Trails Mountain Biking Trails

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      Green Loop
      Connector - Emma to Muir
      Red Loop

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Past Week
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance

      Photos of Emma Carlin Trails Mountain Bike

      17 |
      Aug 20, 2019 @ 5:46am
      Aug 20, 2019
      10 |
      Jun 21, 2019 @ 4:52pm
      Jun 21, 2019
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      Jun 21, 2019 @ 4:52pm
      Jun 21, 2019
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      Jun 21, 2019 @ 4:52pm
      Jun 21, 2019

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Red Loop
      Sep 9, 2019 @ 9:37am
      Sep 9, 2019
      DryNDavis77Sprinkled on/ off this morning, roots and...
      Green Loop
      Apr 20, 2019 @ 9:28am
      Apr 20, 2019
      DryBrabear86
      Connector - Emma to Muir
      Nov 1, 2018 @ 9:06am
      Nov 1, 2018
      VariableEricewald

      Activity Feed

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      user #1958514StromboliwishlisttrailRed Loop and 2 more
      Oct 17, 2019 @ 12:49pm
      Oct 17, 2019
      user #1658984fischbergdifficultyvotetrailGreen Loop
      Sep 10, 2019 @ 8:47am
      Sep 10, 2019
      user #1584527NDavis77addreportRed Loop
      Sep 9, 2019 @ 9:37am
      Sep 9, 2019
      user #1584527NDavis77commenttrailRed Loop
      Sep 9, 2019 @ 9:35am
      Sep 9, 2019
      user #1584527NDavis77riddentrailRed Loop
      Sep 9, 2019 @ 9:31am
      Sep 9, 2019

      Recent Comments

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      user #1584527NDavis77trailRed Loop(09/09/19) It's actually labeled Brown loop...
      Sep 9, 2019 @ 9:35am
      Sep 9, 2019

      Nearby Areas

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      John Muir Trails 2 34.4 km
      Alpine Valley Resort 7 111.4 km
      Jefferson County Mountain Bike Park16.1 km
      The Grand Geneva Resort 119.8 km
      Minooka Park 1 120 km
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