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Kettle Moraine South- Nordic Trail hike

We will be hiking the Nordic trail in La Grange, WI.

Trail Distance: A little under 10 miles.

Trail Difficulty: Moderate.

Hiking Pace: 2.5- 3 mph.

Hike Time: 3-4 hours.

Terrain is hilly. We will start the hike in the daylight and finish after dark. Bring a flashlight.

If there's interest, we'll go for dinner/drinks afterwards. Dress for the weather in layers. Bring plenty of water.

To get to the meeting point, you need to get to the intersection of Route 12 and County Road H then go about a mile north and you will see a sign for the Nordic Trail on the right side. Info on the required parking pass is in the description below. The star on the map below is the intersection of 12 and H, you will need to zoom in some: http://www.mapquest.com/maps?city=La+Grange&state=WI&country=US&latitude=42.799702&longitude=-88.602203&geocode=CITY Below is a trail map, there are some cut-off points that people can choose to take if they want to take a couple of miles off towards the hikes end: http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/land/parks/specific/kms/pdfs/kmsnordictrmap.pdf

As always with Wisconsin DNR, there is a parking fee of $10 if you don't have an annual pass. Carpooling is highly recommended especially for those that don't have a parking sticker.

Read the waiver in the files section. By attending this hike you and your guests agree to the terms and conditions of this waiver.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Well led hike with a great group of people..... I just love the terrain here and the Pine stands are wonderful!

    1 · April 9, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    This was a fun group and a beautiful hike.

    1 · April 9, 2012

  • Linda C

    Great hike Linda! I liked seeing the place at night.

    April 8, 2012

  • Beth

    Everyone was friendly, and I believe we all enjoyed a beautiful evening. Just a caution, I woke up this morning with a painful calf, and noticed a smal tick enjoying a holiday meal. I'll keep an eye on the bite.

    1 · April 8, 2012

  • Zak

    Was a great evening and night hike

    1 · April 8, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great hike, friendly people.

    April 8, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great hike with a hearty group of hikers!

    April 8, 2012

  • Sharon

    Sorry guys but I'm going to have to bail on this. I got slammed with a ton of papers to grade. Have fun on the hike!

    April 4, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anyone needing a ride or wanting to share a ride from north burbs , please contact me. I would like to drive up with others as I haven't been to this location before.

    April 1, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    If we have awesome weather, I'm in for camping. I'm still waitlisted for the hike, but I can camp! But I'm a fair weather camper right now because of my old dog. She can't take the cold weather.

    March 31, 2012

  • Sharon

    Ok, here's the scoop on camping. I looked up camp sites at Kettle Morraine South and Ottowa Lake is the only site with year round camping. It is 4 miles north of Eagle, WI. They have flush toilets, outlets and playground equipment. I will call on Monday to see if I can make a reservation and get fees. So if you are interested, let me know now and we'll see if we can make this happen.

    March 31, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    @ Susan. Hi, Susan. Drop me an email at [masked] to coordinate for next Saturday. Also (@ everyone), I can still take people from the Lincoln Park area.

    March 31, 2012

  • Zak

    Will anyone be leaving from the O'Hara area. Need a ride

    March 30, 2012

  • Zak

    Camping sounds great. Need to track the weather

    March 24, 2012

  • Susan

    Hi Jen -- I'd love to carpool with you. I live in Ravenswood near Lawrence x Ashland. Let me know what works best for you.

    March 21, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I live in Lincoln Park and would be happy to drive someone who lives nearby. Let me know!

    March 21, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am! I'm not registered for the hike but I'd LOVE to camp! Is the park open for camping? Probably no difficulty getting a site.

    March 14, 2012

  • Sharon

    Zak (or others) - anyone interested in camping? I'm working Saturday before the hike but I can stay overnight and into Sunday.

    March 14, 2012

  • Kapil

    @Beth - Sandy and I are carpooling from Gurnee.. would you like to carpool with us? I am sure Sandy will be Ok with that...

    March 13, 2012

  • Beth

    I'm coming From Highland Park and could take a couple people, or would be happy to car pool with another driver. I'm close to 294 and 94.

    March 13, 2012

  • Sharad

    I'm niot an organizer but a suggestion, the number of people per group allowed into certain federal/state areas is specified by the managing authority - State Park Serveice or Bureau of land mgmt, or National Park service etc. Maybe we should verify that first with the pertinent managing body before any such decision

    March 13, 2012

  • Frank S.

    Possible fees in State Parks
    Let's keep watch on this. since Ill is in desperate financial straits, not a shock if we would have to pay. I would be particularly interested in Rock Cut & Moraine Hills state parks, & Starved Rock and White Pines. Wonder if they are just thinking bigger parks?
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-state-parks-fee-proposal-0308-20120308,0,5525546.story

    March 11, 2012

  • Sharad

    Hi Nicole , sorry my car is full, have 3 + me. But will notify if anything changes

    March 11, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi - I am hoping to join a carpool. I live in the Edgewater area. Thanks!

    March 10, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Or how about 2 groups of 25 people? :)

    March 8, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello. I live in Lincoln Park and can take someone. Send me a messge if you are in need!

    March 5, 2012

  • Sharad

    I'm driving up from the city and would be happy to share with 3 more

    March 5, 2012

  • Kapil

    Hey Sandy..that will be fun.. Gurnee is also fine.. Lets touch base near the date.

    March 4, 2012

  • Kapil

    Beautiful... so happy for spring to be back and all the hiking and camping trips are back.... So happy.. Would love to car pool... anyone from northern suburbs or I can join anyone on 94 and Route 60.. on the way to the hike

    March 4, 2012

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