To learn about the construction of the Kettles trail, visit the Kettles Trail Program Page Here.
Location: The trailhead is on Baatz Rd about 1 mile north of M-72 and just west of Fritz Rd. Actually, Fritz Rd jogs at Baatz Rd and the trailhead is half-way between the two Fritz Roads.
Parking Lot: Gravel
Restroom: No restroom is available. The nearest restroom is in Empire at the Visitor Center.
Water: No drinking water is available.
Trail Length: 3.0 miles
Terrain: The trail has some significant slopes through kettle moraine terrain with steep hills, valleys, and ponds or bogs.
Trail Tread: The first section of trail from the parking lot to an overlook with an interpretive sign is 4-foot wide compacted crushed stone. This part of the trail is universally accessible. The rest of the trail is compacted earth.
Difficulty: The first section of trail is universally accessible and relatively easy. The rest of the trail is moderate hiking and advanced skiing.
The photos below show what the trail looked like in 2019 after most of the construction was complete.