Milwaukee, Wisconsin (WI) Trails & Maps

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  • Brown Deer Recreational Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Brown Deer Recreational Trail runs through the Village of Brown Deer, a suburb of Milwaukee. The tree-line route parallels an active rail line through commercial and residential areas. Mid-way, you can cross the tracks to enter the Village ...
  • Bugline Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 12 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Dirt

    Broad blue skies strung with white cloud wisps; gem-green fields harboring cattails and butterflies; canopied glens giving way to cavernous quarries. It's all part of the ride on the 12-mile Bugline Recreation Trail in and around Menomonee Falls, ...
  • Chain O' Lakes Bike Path

    Rail-Trail

    State: IL
    Length: 3.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Chain O' Lakes Bike Path is a paved trail that runs between E. Grand Avenue in Fox Lake and Grant Woods Forest Preserve to the east. The trail parallels the railroad track and Rollins Road/CR 31, passing by the Ingleside Metra station before ...
  • City of Franklin Hike and Bike Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 1.5 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The City of Franklin Hike and Bike Trail follows a corridor originally used by the Milwaukee Electric Railway & Light, an interurban railroad in southeastern Wisconsin. The corridor was later acquired by Wisconsin Electric Power Company, which ...
  • Des Plaines River Trail

    State: IL
    Length: 56.3 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The Des Plaines River Trail and Greenway traverses north–south along the route of its namesake river along its course through both Lake and Cook counties. The corridor protects 85% of the riverine habitat in the county. The 56+-mile trail connects ...
  • Eisenbahn State Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 25 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    The Eisenbahn State Trail (a.k.a the Eden to West Bend Trail) occupies a former Chicago and North Western Railroad corridor that was originally called the "Air Line" because of its direct route passenger service between Chicago and Green Bay. ...
  • Fox River Trail (Waukesha)

    State: WI
    Length: 6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Fox River Trail runs diagonally along its namesake waterway through Waukesha in southeastern Wisconsin (just outside of Milwaukee). A trailhead at the E.B. Shurts Environmental Education Center in the Fox River Sanctuary offers water, restrooms, ...
  • Glacial Drumlin State Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 51.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    Note: Trail passes are required year-round for cyclists and inline skaters, ages 16 and up. You can buy them at self-registration stations on the trail or at select parks and private businesses. The passes are good for all state trails. Hikers ...
  • Glacial River Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 8.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    Before hopping on the Glacial River Trail to see the sights, consider beginning your journey at the Hoard Historical Museum in Fort Atkinson. The museum is named after the Hoard family behind the nationally distributed dairy farm magazine "Hoard's ...
  • Grant Woods Bike Path

    State: IL
    Length: 5.9 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    About an hour northwest of Chicago, the beautiful Grant Woods Forest Preserve spans more than 1,000 acres, offering an outdoor respite of prairie, woodlands and marshes. The crushed limestone pathway runs north-south through the park, providing ...
  • Hank Aaron State Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 13.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    The Hank Aaron State Trail follows the Menomonee River from Lake Michigan west about 13.5 miles. Before settlement, the river valley was a wild rice marsh and home to Native Americans. In the 1800s, the valley was filled in to pave the way for ...
  • Hebron Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: IL
    Length: 5.2 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Gravel

    Open to runners, walkers, bikers and equestrians, the rustic and rural Hebron Trail provides the perfect nature escape. The trail does include a very small section of road that crosses an active rail line, but it is a lightly used county road. ...
  • Kenosha County Bike Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 18.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Kenosha County Bike Trail is open in two sections separated by dense neighborhoods in the City of Kenosha. The northern segment runs northeast from 35th Street in the city to 1st Street at the Kenosha–Racine county line. The surroundings ...
  • Kinnickinnic River Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 2.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Kinnickinnic River Trail (called the KK River Trail by locals) runs just over 2 miles in southern Milwaukee, following the river through a densely populated and industrial corridor. The trail links the neighborhoods of Lincoln Village and Bay ...
  • Lake Country Recreation Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 15.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Lake Country Recreation Trail runs from the western edge of Waukesha to Oconomowoc in Wisconsin’s Lake Country area. Most of the trail was built on a former Milwaukee-Watertown Interurban Railway right-of-way, now shared with Wisconsin Electric ...
  • Lake Michigan Pathway

    State: WI
    Length: 10 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

    The Lake Michigan Pathway extends 9.8 miles along the Racine lakeshore. On the north side of Racine, it connects to Racine County's MRK trail at 3 Mile road and South Street. On the south side of Racine, it connects to Racine County' North Shore ...
  • Lake to Lake Bike Trail (WI)

    State: WI
    Length: 6.5 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Gravel

    The Lake to Lake Bike Trail takes you through the beautiful terrain of the Kettle Moraine State Forest. It is a newer, well-maintained trail, with a wide, crushed limestone roadbed. It is used daily by hikers and bicycle enthusiasts. The trail ...
  • MRK Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 4.6 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    Racine County's eastern edge is home to the MRK Trail, a rail-with-trail that extends north from the City of Racine to the Village of Caledonia. Because Racine County standardized its signs several years ago, you won't see specific rail-trail ...
  • Muskego Recreation Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 6.7 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Dirt

    The Muskego Recreation Trail follows a corridor originally used by the Milwaukee Electric Railway & Light, an interurban railroad in southeastern Wisconsin. The corridor was later acquired by Wisconsin Electric Power Company, which is known ...
  • New Berlin Recreation Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The New Berlin Trail runs east–west, arrow straight, through Milwaukee's western suburbs, between Waukesha and West Allis. You will find a very smooth flat trip with a slight downhill advantage if you travel west to east. The first 5.5 miles ...
  • North Shore Trail (WI)

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Racine’s southeastern neighborhoods are home to the North Shore Trail, which extends south to the Racine–Kenosha county line. Because Racine County standardized its signs several years ago, you won't see specific rail-trail names on display: ...
  • Oak Leaf Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 97.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Oak Leaf Trail (a.k.a. the Old-76 Bike Tour) is the jewel in the crown of Milwaukee County's extensive trail system. The nearly 100-mile trail meanders in and around the city of Milwaukee on a changing terrain of flat rural plains and hilly ...
  • Old Plank Road Trail (WI)

    State: WI
    Length: 17 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Old Plank Road Trail parallels State Route 23—a road originally built out of wooden planks in the 1800s—from the western edge of Sheboygan to the Village of Greenbush. The trail was one of the first in the country constructed in the same ...
  • Ozaukee Interurban Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 30 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Ozaukee Interurban Trail is an excellent 30-mile, paved path through the communities of Cedar Grove, Belgium, Port Washington, Grafton, Cedarburg, Mequon and Theinsville. The majority of this trail follows an old electric rail line corridor, ...
  • Pike River Pathway

    State: WI
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Pike River Pathway is a short trail on both sides of the reconstructed Pike River in the Village of Mount Pleasant. The path is convenient to several neighborhoods in the community. Birds, frogs and other wildlife call the adjacent wetlands ...
  • Prairie Trail (IL)

    Rail-Trail

    State: IL
    Length: 28 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

    The Prairie Trail—not to be confused with the Illinois Prairie Path—is a 28-mile route starting just 0.8 mile from the Wisconsin–Illinois boarder in Genoa City, Wisconsin, and ending in Algonquin, Illinois. The trail is a beautiful piece of ...
  • Racine-Sturtevant Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 3.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Racine-Sturtevant Trail runs for 3.5 miles from the western side of Racine to near the eastern edge of the Village of Sturtevant. The trail occupies an abandoned rail corridor for most of its route, with only a short diversion from S. Green ...
  • Richard Bong State Recreation Area Road Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 1.7 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    The Richard Bong State Recreation Area, encompassing more than 4,000 acres, is situated in Kansasville, a small town in southeast Wisconsin. The park has amenities for a plethora of activities, including hiking, mountain biking, cross-country ...
  • Robert McClory Bike Path

    Rail-Trail

    State: IL
    Length: 26.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

    The Robert McClory Bike Path is notorious for its conglomeration of names over the years. At any given time—and depending on whom you ask—it has been called the Green Bay Trail and the North Shore Bike Path, although those names now refer to ...
  • Root River Pathway

    State: WI
    Length: 4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Root River Pathway uses a combination of off-road trail and on-road route to form a crescent around the City of Racine. The trail closely follows the bends of the Root River, making it a great place to appreciate the waterway’s natural beauty. ...
  • Seven Waters Bike Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 17.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Gravel

    The Seven Waters Bike Trail is a scenic corridor stretching more than 17 miles north–south between Burlington and Muskego Lake into Waukesha County. The trail was originally three trails, locally called Burlington, Waterford–Wind Lake and Norway, ...
  • WE Energies Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Gravel

    The WE Energies Trail, so named because it uses a Wisconsin Energy Corporation utility corridor for much of its route, links Racine and Oak Creek in Racine and Milwaukee counties. Despite the presence of power lines, the trail’s journey through ...
  • White River State Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 19 miles
    Surface: Concrete, Crushed Stone, Gravel

    As of 2012, the White River State Trail runs for a total of 19 miles in two separate segments. The Walworth County segment is 12 miles long and runs between Elkhorn and just west of the city of Burlington. The Racine County section is 7 miles ...
  • Wild Goose State Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 34 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Woodchips

    The Wild Goose State Trail is a premier rail-trail, spanning nearly 35 miles in Dodge and Fond du Lac counties. If you are looking for a peaceful and beautiful place to visit, this trail has it all. Almost the entire trail is tree-covered, very ...
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