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Ice Age Trail: Kettle Moraine Northern Unit/Butler Lake to Otter Pond

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15.3 mile 24.6 kilometer point to point
93% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,665' 508 m
Descent: -1,762' -537 m
High: 1,306' 398 m
Low: 955' 291 m

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Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 24% (13°)

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An excellent, heavily forested section of trail in the Kettle Moraine-Northern Unit.

Chris Rozoff

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

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This is a great section of Ice Age Trail in Kettle Moraine-Northern Unit. The southern part of the trail traverses a wetland in open prairie. The remainder of the trail is mostly in fairly thick forests. There are some really good climbs in various parts of this trail, along with some nice flat parts.

The scenery is wonderful. Within the thick forests, there are various views of picturesque lakes (kettles) along the way. Wild turkeys, deer, and great blue herons, among lots of other typical upper midwestern fauna, are found here. This is definitely a worthwhile trail to check out.

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Jan 14, 2017
Matthew Vandre
Frozen Otter 2017. loose snowy footing, 700+ flights of stairs 40mi
Aug 22, 2015
Chris Rozoff
Out-and-back to the north from Butler Lake to combine with a long 24-mile run that included the Mauthe-Butler Lake section 9mi

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  4.6 from 8 votes

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A short section of mixed conifer/deciduous forest and stunning views.
Dec 14, 2015 near Plymouth, WI

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