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Nordic Trail
Kettle Moraine State Forest, South Unit, Wisconsin Trail Guide

Trail Facts

Novice: 8.9k
Intermediate: 27.9k
Advanced: ~
Grooming: C+S
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Trail Review


East of Whitewater.


Grooming: Classic & skate. Multiple loop trail system.
Snowshoe Trails: Yes, on west side of County H.


Designed by a member of the Nordic Ski Club in Milwaukee, the Nordic Trail features more than 29 kilometers (portions of trails overlap) of groomed trails through a wonderful variety of terrain and scenery. The majority of the terrain is flat to gently rolling and, when there is adequate snow, this is one of the better novice and intermediate level trail systems in the state for both classic and skate skiers. The trails meander through a nice variety of scenery that includes stands of mixed hardwoods, pine plantations, and open fields.

The Nordic Trail is an overlapping, stacked loop system with seven named trails; three are rated as novice and four are rated as intermediate. Trail distances range from 1.1 km to 15.9 km. The most challenging terrain occurs on the Green Trail and on portions of the Blue Trail where there are several fun, hilly stretches that intermediate-level skiers will enjoy. All of the trails are one-way.

A small sledding hill is located near the Trailhead. The trailhead has a heated warming shelter, pit toilets, drinking water, and a large paved parking lot.


The entire trail lies within the Kettle Moraine State Forest, South Unit, WI DNR


Wisconsin DNR Vehicle Admission Sticker Required
WI License Plate Daily: $8
WI License Plate Annual: $28
Out-of-State Daily: $13
Out-of-State Annual: $38

Wisconsin State Trail Pass also required (16 or older)
Daily: $5
Annual: $25


Parking, warming shelter, drinking water, pit toilets.
On-Site Equipment Rentals: No.


Retail sporting goods, motels, food, & gas (Whitewater).


From the intersection of Highway 12 and County H in La Grange (east of Whitewater), drive north on County H for 1.5 miles to the Nordic Trail parking lot, on the east side of the road.


Website: Kettle Moraine State Forest — Southern Unit.
Phone: 1.800.367.3306 (Washburn County)

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