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.
A gallery of photos of trail construction is shown below.