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Explore the best rated trails in Burlington, WI. Whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Seven Waters Bike Trail (Route of the Badger) and New Berlin Recreation Trail. With more than 112 trails covering 1074 miles you're bound to find a perfect trail for you. Click on any trail below to find trail descriptions, trail maps, photos, and reviews.

Recent Trail Reviews

Salt Creek Trail (IL)

park at Dean Nature Sanctuary to avoid closure

May, 2023 by jilliannnelson

Today, we rode from Dean Nature Sanctuary to the 7-11 just south of Busse Woods and back. About 34 miles, from the parking lot of the Sanctuary. Good option during the 294 construction that has the path closed at that location. Some parts of the Salt Creek path are very bumpy.

Des Plaines River Trail

always a fun ride!

May, 2023 by stone.conroy

watch out for construction in the southern end of the trail—passable right now, but it may not be in a few weeks.

Salt Creek Trail (IL)

trail closed

May, 2023 by ssorenso2

Trail is closed at 294 underpass


Barstow to Frederick Street Connector (Route of the Badger)

This is City of Waukesha walking/biking trail. Beware it has many intersections so use caution when crossing each road. Great connector trail to New Berlin and Glacial Drumlin.

May, 2023 by dgogin16

This is City of Waukesha walking/biking trail. Beware it has many intersections so use caution when crossing each road. Great connector trail to New Berlin and Glacial Drumlin.

Stone Bridge Trail

love this path!

May, 2023 by ktgirlf21

I run/walk/ride it weekly! Peaceful, beautiful and flat!

Long Prairie Trail

nice ride but some rough

April, 2023 by ncsn7m7q5f

Nice relaxing ride but there were a lot of areas that were washed out. The trail isn’t super exciting kind of flat but the bridges were nice.

Stone Mill Trail

short little trail

April, 2023 by ncsn7m7q5f

A bit rough on some parts but still nice

New Berlin Recreation Trail

The more things change, the more they stay the same

April, 2023 by dirtybunnyac

There's nothing really to add that hasn't been said. But there are a few updates in 2023.

On the east end the NBT has been repaved to smooth out the trail connection between NBT, Oak Leaf and the crosstown connector. So you won't get the fillings rattled out of your skull anymore.

Trailside Bike shop now has a roadside workstation, with a lot of the parts you need to repair a bike. there's also a stand and air compressor. Something to keep in mind.

On the WEST end in Waukesha there's a new side trail. If you're connecting to the Glacial Drumlin Trail the trail forks to the left. Instead of going through the industrial complex you ride behind it to the newer "Waukesha Bike Trail". That will take you to the college, and with some street riding you can connect to the GDT without issue.

But beyond that, the trail hasn't changed much in the last several years. Well, the geese right by the Les Paul Parkway are meaner, but we all expect that by now. the NBT is a good trail, very well used and loved by the community.

Muskego Recreation Trail (Route of the Badger)

A good introduction to gravel riding

April, 2023 by dirtybunnyac

The MRT is gravel lite. You COULD ride it on a road bike, but you really won't enjoy yourself. Mountain bikes or gravel / all road bikes recommended with at least a 38mm wide tire. The surface transitions from semi-compacted stone to broken asphalt several times, so the comfort level of low pressure high volume tires or suspension helps a lot.

A few things you might want to know from a local. The map on TrailLink doesn't tell the whole story. On the West end you can park in "Big Bend Village Park". There's an unnamed crushed limestone trail that starts at the far west end of the parking lot that connects to MRT. It adds a mile or two, but it's worth it. You can also park in "Cherry Street Park", which is right along the unnamed trail.

On the East end, the MRT links up to the "City of Franklin Bike Path", and there's a parking lot at "Ken Windl Park" with water and washroom facilities. It's a paved trail that makes a nice warm up. (Note : 2023 there is construction on W. Forest Home Ave. that blocks this trail for the whole year)

It's a trail worth take a day trip to ride, or incorporate it into a longer ride. Just know what you're rolling into, narrow tires will not enjoy this ride.

Deer Grove Trail

great forest preserve trail

April, 2023 by jcook1950_tl

Rode trail on a sunny saturday afternoon in early april with not many other users on it. Only used paved road in section west of quentin road that was moderately hilly and scenic with deer sighted. East of quentin is camp reinberg that is worth a stop for restroom and concessions. Trail on this east section is fairly flat and loops around a very large prairie. Trail condition was excellent.

Skokie Valley Trail (Lake County)

Trail still closed for repair

April, 2023 by stevecepa

The trail closed signage is still up as of 4/15/2023 around the 8 mile area. You can get through, but considering the date, it's possible construction will resume as the weather warms in the next few weeks.

Lake Arlington Walking Path

Very nice!

March, 2023 by am8ris

It is a nice setting. It has a lane for walking and a lane for bikes. Last I was there, dogs were not allowed. I enjoyed this trail. It’s a big circle. There is also a park for kids.

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