Milwaukee: John Muir White Loop

Skirt the edges of a boggy cauldron in Kettle Moraine State Forest as you loop 4 miles into terrain tilled by supersize glaciers thousands of years ago.
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Skirt the edges of a boggy cauldron in Kettle Moraine State Forest as you loop 4 miles into terrain tilled by supersize glaciers thousands of years ago.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 6.4

Waypoints

JMW001

Location: 42.8199806213379, -88.6035537719726

Head SW and take hard R in 100 ft., bearing N

JMW002

Location: 42.8205490112305, -88.6046371459961

R @ 3-way to head N into low-slung scrub

JMW003

Location: 42.8223495483398, -88.6048202514648

L @ 3-way in open field

JMW004

Location: 42.8199806213379, -88.6090927124024

L @ 3-way, traveling over slight moraine formation
where hilly belts of connected ridges and mounds formed along glacier’s edge

JMW005

Location: 42.8170890808106, -88.6084671020508

R @ 3-way where land slips away quickly into kettle-formed bog. The depressions formed when buried blocks of ice melted and topsoil caved in

JMW006

Location: 42.8133506774902, -88.6100769042969

L @ 3-way heading E toward bog

JMW007

Location: 42.8134994506836, -88.6091766357422

Bear L; encounter a narrow section of trail that overlooks one of three leatherleaf bogs and twists through mixed hardwoods

JMW008

Location: 42.8036270141602, -88.6054992675781

Loop back N under corridor of pines

JMW009

Location: 42.8120079040527, -88.6039581298828

Return to shores of bog and loop ENE skirting edges of bowl

JMW010

Location: 42.816951751709, -88.6031723022461

R @ 3-way through stand of pines

JMW011

Location: 42.8184013366699, -88.6047286987305

R @ 3-way across open field back to parking lot