6.8 miles
552 ft
-551 ft
Avg time

Green Loop Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Emma Carlin Trails
    La Grange, Wisconsin
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (3 votes)
  • Trail Type
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical Rating
  • Dogs Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #45018 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #19243 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    35 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 95 in Trail Running
    • 55 in Hiking

Green Loop at Emma Carlin Trails.
Trails are very smooth and easy with a few easy tech bits here and there. Not much climbing but some climbs are short and steep fire roads. The southern part of the green loop is where the tech stuff is. You can bypass it by going on the Orange/Red section, but it is the best part and not challenging tech.
Out of state ride will cost you ~$14 if you pay the fees. There is a vehicle fee (~$10) and a trail fee (~$4). The fee box is self service and you carry a slip with you. I would plan a whole day around the place and also ride the John Muir Trails which can be connected to the Emma Carlin Trails.

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More Stats for Green Loop mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -1 ft
  • Altitude min
    872 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,028 ft
  • Altitude start
    873 ft
  • Altitude end
    873 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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on Apr 16, 2022
Avg: 4.15 (7 votes)

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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 5 rides
      • 32 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 47 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      • 542 rides


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      May 1, 2021 @ 2:28am
      May 1, 2021

      5 Reviews & Comments

      • + 2
      GoodOak (May 7, 2020 at 16:06)
       I think the Green Loop aught to have at least a blue square eating, based on physical difficulty alone. My here are many sections of long, steep climbs and descents. Though most of the trail is pretty buff, there are some substantial rocks in sections.
      • + 2
      Jmrobins44 (Jul 23, 2020 at 16:43)
       Agree with the other user comment. I did not have trouble with the loop, but would not take a beginner. Should at least be a blue with parts blue black.
      • + 2
      fischberg (Sep 5, 2020 at 19:47)
       Definitely should not be rated green. If you are a beginner, you’ll likely feel overwhelmed by many parts of this trail. I agree with others’ comments regarding at least a blue rating with some parts bordering on black.
      • + 1
      botaberg (Apr 20, 2021 at 8:32)
       This is a good trail!

      I modified the trail difficulty to blue in accordance with the above comments. For anyone looking to come here, it should be noted that the state website describes the Emma trails as "generally more difficult than the John Muir Trails", and I would tend to agree. When doing the full Kettle Moraine South ride connecting from the Muir Blue Poop, I find the the southern part of this trail to be the most exhausting section. In my view there is nothing more difficult in Muir besides perhaps some short sections of the less-ridden parts of the Orange Loop.
      • + 1
      makers1963 (Nov 24, 2021 at 1:58)
       i would consider it blue ,just on the amount of roots and rock and the one fire road climb' but a gorgous trail


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