Milwaukee: Emma Carlin Loop

Trek over hardwood ridges and glacial formations on this 4.5-miler once covered in mile-thick sheets of ice. Locals call it one of Milwaukee's best.
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Trek over hardwood ridges and glacial formations on this 4.5-miler once covered in mile-thick sheets of ice. Locals call it one of Milwaukee's best.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 6.9

Waypoints

ECL001

Location: 42.8705711364746, -88.5440826416016

Head WSW from trailhead

ECL002

Location: 42.869140625, -88.5470809936524

L onto Orange Trail descending through water-rounded cobbles into mixed forests of pines and hardwoods before short climb

ECL003

Location: 42.8676605224609, -88.5521926879883

Head SW on Green Trail Loop over sinuous eskers and undulating ridge, once a lip of glacial ice

ECL004

Location: 42.8658027648926, -88.5557479858398

Hike past elongated and odd-shaped hills and glacial till--all scars left by massive glaciers

ECL005

Location: 42.8690223693848, -88.5585556030274

Bear N over small hill

ECL006

Location: 42.8711242675781, -88.557731628418

Head W for slight descent

ECL007

Location: 42.8728103637695, -88.5635986328125

Thinning trees offer views over to Spring Lake. Go L @ T, bearing E into clearing then back into woods. In season, look for walnuts and apples on ground

ECL008

Location: 42.8738899230957, -88.5517272949219

L @ T onto Red Trail, crossing a sandy plain on the forest's edge

ECL009

Location: 42.872688293457, -88.5469665527344

Drop down hill and pass two small kettle ponds formed by melted blocks of buried glacial ice; close loop @ WPT 2 and return to car