OverviewIntermediate and advanced riders in Northern Kettle Moraine State Forest will prefer this trail system over the New Fane system.
The Greenbush Trail Loop system is found in a hilly, heavily wooded scenic area and the glacial features make for a rocky, roller coaster bike ride. Hikers share these loop trails with mountain bikers and the trails are used for cross-country skiing during the winter months. A heated picnic shelter, picnic tables, grill, drinking water and vault toilets are near the trailhead.
There are plenty of good hills here to get your heart pumping but in the past there hasn't been any technical single track. I heard that they have been adding some single track trails (4 miles) north of the purple loop during the 2007 summer and will continue in 2008.
The trails are very wide, up to 12 feet in areas, because they are used for cross-country skiing in the winter. Most parts of the trail are completely grass covered. Other parts are sandy or compacted dirt. The trails are frequently rocky and full of roots on the downhills.
Don't forget that a trail pass is necessary to ride here, you can purchase one at the self-registration station in the parking lot. Also located on-site is a picnic area, restrooms and water.
Trail DescriptionIndividual trail descriptions aren't really necessary because these loops are so short and quick, just follow the map.
There are five different color-coded loops that can be run individually or combined to make longer rides.
Purple - 5.1 mi - more difficult
Green - 3.6 mi - most difficult
Red - 1.5 mi - more difficult
Pink - 0.7 mi - most difficult (and most technical)
Brown - 1.0 mi - easiest
Here is a map of the Greenbush trails.
Getting ThereFrom Fond du Lac or Sheboygan:
Take highway 23 to Plank Road and go south on Plank Road. Turn right onto County T, then left onto Kettle Moraine Drive. Greenbush is On Kettle Moraine Drive, 2.5 miles north of State Highway 67.