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Black Trail (Moraine Ridge Trail)

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.0 (11)

A great route with plenty of elevation changes and beautiful views leading around Lapham Peak.


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Map Key

6.9

Miles

11.2

KM

Loop

1,255' 382 m

High

946' 288 m

Low

934' 285 m

Up

932' 284 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

28%

Max Grade (15°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Spring · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly Family exercise and views, many families with big smiles hiking the trails.

Description

This 7 mile advanced hike is a wonderful experience. There area plenty of elevation changes, big hills, and little hills all from the glacial deposits left behind from the last glacial retreat. The trail offers many twists and turns under tree shade as well as full sun in other areas.

Flora & Fauna

Be ready to see critters and birds. Hawks, turkeys, cranes, squirrels and chipmunks all with wildflowers and awesome trees.

Contacts

Shared By:

Tom Dirx

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 11 votes

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  4.0 from 11 votes
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Trail Rankings

#102

in Wisconsin

#9,400

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Photos

One of many beautiful views, prairie with glacial drumlins in the back grounds.
Nov 8, 2016 near Delafield, WI
A baby deer hunts for tasty clover along the trail.
Jul 3, 2017 near Delafield, WI
Family of turkeys.
Nov 8, 2016 near Delafield, WI
Cranes enjoying the day!
Nov 8, 2016 near Delafield, WI

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Jun 4, 2022
Eric Rautio
Beautiful, deep, lush forests. Lots of elevation for Wisconsin. 6.5mi — 2h 29m
Nov 17, 2020
Meg Walker
Sep 2, 2019
Scott Dragoo
Yippee! Black trail Day!!
Aug 1, 2018
Will T
6.9mi
Jun 30, 2018
Jerry Rose
MADE IT in exactly 2 hrs. good reason to get up this morning. Did not push me hard enough. I thought black advanced would have left me panting thruout — 2h 00m
Mar 17, 2018
Paul Matushek
Feb 18, 2018
Erik R
5.5mi
Nov 24, 2017
Tracy Holmes