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Length
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Beerline Trail

3.7 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

Brooke Street Trail

2 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

Brown Deer Recreational Trail

1 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

Bugline Trail

15.6 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

Des Plaines River Trail

56.2 mi
State: IL
Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

Downtown Trail (WI)

1 mi
State: WI
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Duck Lake Nature Area Trail

2 mi
State: WI
Dirt

Eisenbahn State Trail

25 mi
State: WI
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Fox River Trail (Waukesha)

6 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

Glacial Drumlin State Trail

52 mi
State: WI
Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Gravel

Glacial River Trail

55.8 mi
State: WI
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Hank Aaron State Trail

15.2 mi
State: WI
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Harbor View Trail

1.1 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

Hebron Trail

6.7 mi
State: IL
Crushed Stone, Gravel

KR Trail

1.5 mi
State: WI
Asphalt, Boardwalk

Kenosha County Bike Trail

18.6 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

Kenosha Pike Bike Trail

6.95 mi
State: WI
Concrete

Kinnickinnic River Trail

2.3 mi
State: WI
Asphalt
Accordion

Kohler Memorial Drive Path

0.7 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

Lake Andrea Multi-Use Path

2.3 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

Lake Country Recreation Trail

15.2 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

Lake Geneva Bike Path

8.9 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

Lake Michigan Pathway

14 mi
State: WI
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Lake to Lake Bike Trail (WI)

6.5 mi
State: WI
Crushed Stone, Gravel

Lakefront Bike Path

0.5 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

MRK Trail

4.6 mi
State: WI
Crushed Stone

Meadowbrook Trail

2.4 mi
State: WI
Concrete

Milwaukee RiverWalk

3.1 mi
State: WI
Concrete

Muskego Recreation Trail

6.7 mi
State: WI
Crushed Stone, Dirt

New Berlin Recreation Trail

7 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

North Shore Trail (WI)

3 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

Oak Leaf Trail

125 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

Old Plank Road Trail (WI)

17 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

Ozaukee Interurban Trail

30.1 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

Peebles Trail

5.6 mi
State: WI
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Pike River Pathway

5.3 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

Prairie Farms Trail

1.8 mi
State: WI
Crushed Stone, Dirt

Prairie Trail (IL)

26.5 mi
State: IL
Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

Prairie Trail (WI)

6.7 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

Racine County Bike Trail

1.4 mi
State: WI
Asphalt, Concrete

Racine-Sturtevant Trail

3.5 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

Robert McClory Bike Path

25.4 mi
State: IL
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Root River Pathway

6.6 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

Seven Waters Bike Trail

17.6 mi
State: WI
Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Gravel

Sheboygan Interurban Trail

17.7 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

Shoreland 400 Rail Trail

1.85 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

Taylor Drive Multi-use Path

2.75 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

WE Energies Trail

2 mi
State: WI
Asphalt, Gravel

West Allis Cross Town Connector

0.9 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

White River State Trail

19 mi
State: WI
Concrete, Crushed Stone, Gravel

Wild Goose State Trail

34.4 mi
State: WI
Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The Beerline Trail, so named because the corridor was once used by freight trains transporting the ingredients for beer to some of Milwaukee’s famous breweries, has contributed to the revitalization...
WI 3.7 mi Asphalt
Fond du Lac's Brooke Street Trail follows a former rail corridor from the community's southern reaches to an endpoint not far from scenic Lake Winnebago. The city's location relative to the lake,...
WI 2 mi 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,...
WI 1 mi Asphalt
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 Bugline...
WI 15.6 mi Asphalt
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...
WI 1.5 mi Asphalt
The Cushing Park Road Recreational Trail begins on the western outskirts of Delafield, a small community about 30 miles west of Milwaukee. From Delafield's Main Street, the trail heads south,...
WI 3 mi Asphalt
The Des Plaines River Trail runs alongside the Des Plaines River for just over 56 miles, protecting watershed habitat and forestland through much of Lake and Cook Counties. The trail is a natural...
IL 56.2 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel
The Downtown Trail—also known as the River Trail and Riverwalk Trail—runs alongside the Fond du Lac River for nearly 2 miles in the heart of Fond du Lac. The vast majority of the trail is smooth...
WI 1 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
The Duck Lake Nature Area Trail follows the southern side of Lake Como between Lake Geneva and Como, Wisconsin, not far from the Illinois state line. The trail is more rustic than most rail-trails and...
WI 2 mi Dirt
The Eisenbahn State Trail gives a nod to Wisconsin’s German heritage in its name—Eisenbahn is German for “railway.” The strict translation, “iron road,” refers to the iron rails originally used as...
WI 25 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
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...
WI 6 mi Asphalt
The 52-mile Glacial Drumlin State Trail between Cottage Grove and Waukesha provides a glimpse into the past when glaciers bore down on southeastern Wisconsin in the last Ice Age. Those gigantic sheets...
WI 52 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Gravel
The Glacial River Trail provides bikers, pedestrians, and in-line skaters with a 55.8-mile off-road/on-road rural route winding through farmland, prairie, wetlands, and woodlands as it passes through...
WI 55.8 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
In 1957, baseball legend Hank “The Hammer” Aaron led the Milwaukee Braves to the first of two consecutive World Series appearances and a championship over the usually dominant New York Yankees. In...
WI 15.2 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
The Harbor View Trail occupies a former rail bed—now shared with overhead electric transmission wires—on the southern edge of Lakeside Park in Fond du Lac. The trail parallels Harbor View Drive for...
WI 1.1 mi Asphalt
The Hebron Trail rolls across the northern Illinois prairie through the former corridor of the Kenosha and Rockford Railroad, known as the Kenosha Division Line at the time of its demise in 1939....
IL 6.7 mi Crushed Stone, Gravel
The KR Trail is a new addition to Kenosha County’s growing bike-ped network. The trail picks up where the Kenosha County Bike Trail leaves off, in Petrifying Springs Park. From the northwest corner of...
WI 1.5 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk
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...
WI 18.6 mi Asphalt
Helping to forge a connection between the northern and southern segments of the Kenosha County Bike Trail, the Kenosha Pike Bike Trail also has plenty to offer in its own right, giving trail users a...
WI 6.95 mi Concrete
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...
WI 2.3 mi Asphalt
Accordion
The Kohler Memorial Drive Path is a straight paved path that rides adjacent to the Kohler Memorial Drive. Starting at the American Red Cross, you can ride for just under a mile on the outskirts of the...
WI 0.7 mi Asphalt
The 2.3-mile multiuse trail wraps around Lake Andrea in Pleasant Springs Park. The trail is an easy walk, run or ride around the lake, and is accessible for a wide range of users. It also helps users...
WI 2.3 mi 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...
WI 15.2 mi Asphalt
The Lake Geneva Bike Path runs through the scenic resort city, offering connections to many of the community’s amenities. The trail has five unique, color-coded segments. The Blue Route is the...
WI 8.9 mi Asphalt
The 13.5-mile Lake Michigan Pathway keeps you in close touch with the sixth-largest freshwater lake in the world as it links rail-trails north and south of the port city of Racine. Along the way, the...
WI 14 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone
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...
WI 6.5 mi Crushed Stone, Gravel
Located in Sheboygan at the South Pier, the Lakefront Bike Path begins off Indiana Avenue and connects on to the Pier Boardwalk. The trail is right off the shores so users have a pleasant ride or walk...
WI 0.5 mi Asphalt
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...
WI 4.6 mi Crushed Stone
Meadowbrook Trail parallels Meadowbrook Road offering a useful and convenient off-road route through northwest Waukesha. It begins at a connection to Lake Country Recreation Trail, a 15-mile east-west...
WI 2.4 mi Concrete
The Milwaukee RiverWalk provides a pleasant way to get around Milwaukee from the Historic Third Ward, through downtown, and north to the Lower East Side. It also has easy connections to three other...
WI 3.1 mi Concrete
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...
WI 6.7 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt
The paved New Berlin Recreation Trail runs straight as an east–west compass bearing for 7 miles through the western Milwaukee suburbs, from New Berlin to Waukesha. While it is void of trestles,...
WI 7 mi 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...
WI 3 mi Asphalt
The Oak Leaf Trail is the jewel in the crown of Milwaukee County’s extensive trail system. The trail meanders for more than 125 miles in and around the city of Milwaukee on a changing terrain of flat...
WI 125 mi 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...
WI 17 mi Asphalt
If you’re going to visit the historical communities that lie just west of Lake Michigan, why not use the former route of the venerable interurban railroad? The Ozaukee Interurban Trail stretches the...
WI 30.1 mi Asphalt
The Peebles Trail is a nearly 6-mile pathway, linking Fond du Lac at the southern edge of Lake Winnebago with St. Peter (Taycheedah) to its east. The trail also passes through the unincorporated...
WI 5.6 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
The Pike River Pathway is a paved, multi-use trail that runs along both sides of the reconstructed Pike River through the Village of Mount Pleasant and unincorporated parts of Racine County. The path...
WI 5.3 mi Asphalt
With farmland to the east and the Des Plaines River Floodplain to the west, this picturesque trail is a relaxing adventure on two feet or on wheels. The crushed stone trail runs from Prairie Springs...
WI 1.8 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt
The Prairie Trail runs the length of McHenry County and is managed by the McHenry County Conservation District. The rail-trail spans just over 26 miles from the Wisconsin border and the farms and...
IL 26.5 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel
The Prairie Trail offers a paved route of nearly 7 miles along the eastern boundary of Fond du Lac, a mid-sized city befitting its French name which means “foot of the lake” as it hugs the southern...
WI 6.7 mi Asphalt
Helping to extend the excellent network of trails around the city of Racine deeper west into the heart of the county, the Racine County Bike Trail serves as a disconnected addition to the...
WI 1.4 mi Asphalt, Concrete
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...
WI 3.5 mi Asphalt
The Robert McClory Bike Path runs the length of Lake County, knitting together a string of communities on the north shore of Chicago all the way to the Wisconsin border. In 1997, the trail was named...
IL 25.4 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone
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...
WI 6.6 mi Asphalt
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...
WI 17.6 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Gravel
The Sheboygan Interurban Trail follows the route of an electric railway that once ran between Milwaukee and Sheboygan from the early 1900s to 1951. The trail begins at Pebble Beach Road on the Ozaukee...
WI 17.7 mi Asphalt
The Shoreland 400 Rail Trail opened in 2013 on a former Union Pacific Railroad corridor through the heart of Sheboygan. More than 30% of Sheboygan County’s residents live within a mile of the trail,...
WI 1.85 mi Asphalt
Taylor Drive Multi-use Path is a 2.75-mile trail in the heart of Sheboygan, Wisconsin. The trail stretches from Crocker Avenue to Kohler Memorial Drive (SR 23), providing a north-south non-motorized...
WI 2.75 mi Asphalt
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...
WI 2 mi Asphalt, Gravel
Although short, the West Allis Cross Town Connector represents an important start to a future link between three trails in Milwaukee County. Currently, the trail begins at a junction with the New...
WI 0.9 mi Asphalt
The White River State Trail is composed of two separate segments: a 12-mile stretch that runs between Elkhorn and just west of Burlington in Walworth County, and a 7-mile section that connects the...
WI 19 mi Concrete, Crushed Stone, Gravel
The Wild Goose State Trail is a premier rail-trail, spanning approximately 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...
WI 34.4 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass

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Recent Trail Reviews

Oak Leaf Trail

Popped My Tire

July, 2021 by jlm3junk

The Menominee Parkway section is horrible! So many potholes! I popped my tire and had to get an Uber back. My first ever experience with an Uber, which was much better than my bicycling experience!

Robert McClory Bike Path

Not terrible

July, 2021 by mrsmiley625

Pros: fast way to get north-south or vice versa, mostly clean gravel.
Cons:Many streets to cross, if you don't keep your head on a swivel and you stop, you have a great chance of being mugged.

Eisenbahn State Trail

pretty good

July, 2021 by thomas.m.durbin

good for walking, great for biking.

Accordion

Sheboygan Interurban Trail

Ozaukee County to Oostburg

July, 2021 by drprovanch

This trail is very scenic as we biked north from the Ozaukee trail. We immediately could tell the difference as this trail had a more wooded or nature feel. We stopped and turned back at the trail’s end just short of Oostburg rather than following the quiet roads the short distance into the village. We wish the trail continued further into Sheboygan County without the reliance on county highways. It’s a great start!

Ozaukee Interurban Trail

Port Washington north

July, 2021 by drprovanch

We did the northern leg the second day, parking at the DOT park & ride lot at the I43 northern exit. The scenery is mostly farmland with flat terrain. There are areas with potholes which may be marked with painted circles. It is a great exercise trail as the lack of curves and people walking the trail allowed us to bike faster than normal. We continued further on the Sheboygan County trail at the north end before returning to Port Washington.

Ozaukee Interurban Trail

Mequon to Port Washington

July, 2021 by drprovanch

This is a very nice trail, well maintained and well marked when you’re biking quiet streets in the various communities. We stopped in Port Washington at a lakeside park for a break before returning to Mequon.

Old Plank Road Trail (WI)

Nice ride from sheboygan to Greenbush it is a little bumpy but I don't think there are many traits that are without these problems. Lots of hill's and curves

July, 2021 by racinjim

Nice ride from sheboygan to Greenbush it is a little bumpy but I don't think there are many traits that are without these problems. Lots of hill's and curves

Robert McClory Bike Path

As we expected

July, 2021 by rastro1

Two of us rode the McClory southbound on July 2, 2021. We experienced few of the negatives described in other reviewers, especially the ones from years ago. Near the northern extreme of the trail, we experienced two spots with a little broken glass, but literally a couple of feet each and they were past. There were some gritty-looking areas surrounding the trail, mostly in Waukegan, but no people or areas anywhere that felt truly dangerous. The trail crosses a lot of streets and that slowed us down, especially since we had been riding several hours. The path was well kept throughout; it was easy to ride and we never had to reduce speed because of the surface. It's also not excessively dusty; no need to wipe down our bikes at the end of the day. We still prefer paved trails, but there's no doubt: combining this trail with the southern Kenosha County trail is an easy way to get from Wisconsin toward Chicago. The paved part, from about Waukegan through Highland Park, is a little faster and almost entirely flat. At Lake Cook Road near the Braeside Metra station, it connects with the Green Bay Trail to continue toward the city.

Kinnickinnic River Trail

smelly on the north

July, 2021 by lismalucas

The southern mile is nice. The rest of it is on busy roads or along industrial areas that don’t smell great or give you much to look at.

Bugline Trail

BEGINNER TRAIL

July, 2021 by franlatzke

This trail is primarily for mom's with strollers and their dog(s); and children learning to bike (and adults learning to bike, too). So if you want to bike at 5 MPH or walk at a slow pace, then this trail will work for you. But if you want to gain any momentum, this trail is not that. You have to slow down or stop a lot and noticed newbies don't know what "passing left" trail etiquette means.

Muskego Recreation Trail

Nice Riding Trail

July, 2021 by dpoquette

I found this trail to be a great ride! The utility company has fixed the culvert and the trail is in great working order. As indicated in the trail description, this is a crushed stone, dirt trail. Starting at the east end, the trail starts out as packing gravel and about half way it changes to crushed asphalt gravel. It's very ridable with wider (35mm or wider) tires. I'd probably ride it with road tires, but you would be bouncing around and possibly lose traction.

The trail does continue on the west side of Hwy 164 to the Fox River, but it turns into dirt (logging road like AKA double track). The trail was full of chickaree and was in full bloom and hits your legs and wheels.

City of Franklin Hike and Bike Trail

Very Good Trail

July, 2021 by dpoquette

This trail is a paved trail. The city of Franklin has done a great job of maintaining the trail as well as providing restrooms and shaded rest stops along the way. The only problem with this trail is that it’s too short. I’m hoping someday this trail is able to be extended further north and south.

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