Port Washington, WI Birding Trails and Maps

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Length
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Brown Deer Recreational Trail

1 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

Bugline Trail (Route of the Badger)

17.42 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

County Highway PP Linear Parkway

2.7 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

Eisenbahn State Trail (Route of the Badger)

24.3 mi
State: WI
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Glacial Drumlin State Trail (Route of the Badger)

53.2 mi
State: WI
Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Gravel

Glacial River Trail

55.8 mi
State: WI
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Hank Aaron State Trail (Route of the Badger)

15.2 mi
State: WI
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Jefferson County Interurban Trail

2.25 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

KR Trail (Route of the Badger)

1.5 mi
State: WI
Asphalt, Boardwalk

Lake to Lake Bike Trail

6.5 mi
State: WI
Crushed Stone, Gravel

Lakefront Bike Path

0.5 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

Mariners Trail

6.2 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

Mascoutin Valley State Trail

21 mi
State: WI
Crushed Stone, Grass, Gravel

Milwaukee RiverWalk

3.1 mi
State: WI
Concrete

New Berlin Recreation Trail

7 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

Oak Leaf Trail (Route of the Badger)

123.6 mi
State: WI
Asphalt
Accordion

Pike River Pathway

6.9 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

Sheboygan Interurban Trail

14 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

Urban Recreation Trail

3.6 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

Lake Country Trail

15.2 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

Lake Michigan Pathway (Route of the Badger)

14 mi
State: WI
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

MRK Trail (Route of the Badger)

4.6 mi
State: WI
Crushed Stone

Old Plank Road Trail (WI)

37.6 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

Peebles Trail

5.6 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

Prairie Trail (WI)

6.7 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

Seven Waters Bike Trail (Route of the Badger)

18.6 mi
State: WI
Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Gravel

Wild Goose State Trail

34.5 mi
State: WI
Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass

Muskego Recreation Trail (Route of the Badger)

6.7 mi
State: WI
Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

WE Energies Trail (Route of the Badger)

2 mi
State: WI
Asphalt, Gravel

Brooke Street Trail

2 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

Downtown Trail (WI)

1 mi
State: WI
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Harbor View Trail

1.1 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

Powerline Trail (WI)

2.8 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

Racine County Bike Trail (Route of the Badger)

1.4 mi
State: WI
Asphalt, Concrete

Southside Utility Corridor Trail

0.75 mi
State: WI
Asphalt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The City of Waukesha has developed a number of connector trails to link popular trails and create continuous routes through the city. A number of longer, popular trails—such as the Glacial Drumlin...
WI 0.9 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
Overview 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...
WI 17.42 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 CTH PP Linear Parkway Trail runs approximately 2.7 miles between Highland Avenue in the Village of Kohler East to 17th Ave. in Sheboygan. A road diet project that reduced 4 lanes of automobile...
WI 2.7 mi Asphalt
Overview 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...
WI 24.3 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
Overview The 53-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...
WI 53.2 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 Jefferson County Interurban Trail is a paved multi-use trail that follows a former interurban rail line for what will eventually be almost eleven miles through Jefferson and Waukesha County. About...
WI 2.25 mi Asphalt
The KR Trail is a new addition to Kenosha County’s growing bike-ped network. The trail picks up where the Kenosha Pike Bike Trail leaves off, in Petrifying Springs Park. From the northwest corner of...
WI 1.5 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk
Overview The Kenosha County Bike Trail runs for nearly 8 miles in two sections separated by couple miles with the city of Kenosha. About the Route The northern segment runs between 1st St....
WI 7.9 mi Asphalt
Overview The Lake to Lake Bike Trail winds 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...
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
Travelers on the Mariners Trail will be spoiled with beautiful vistas of beaches, parks, forests and the sparkling waters of Lake Michigan. Supplementing the scenic landscapes are several trailside...
WI 6.2 mi Asphalt
The Mascoutin Valley State Trail is divided into two segments along a former corridor of the Chicago and North Western Railway. The eastern section runs 10 miles between Fond du Lac and Rosendale. The...
WI 21 mi Crushed Stone, Grass, Gravel
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
Overview 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...
WI 7 mi Asphalt
Overview The Oak Leaf Trail is the jewel in the crown of Milwaukee County’s extensive trail system. The trail meanders for 123 miles in and around the city of Milwaukee on a changing terrain of...
WI 123.6 mi Asphalt
Accordion
Overview 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...
WI 30.1 mi Asphalt
The Pike River Pathway is a paved, multiuse trail that parallels the river after which its named through meadows, fields, woods, and residential areas in the Village of Mount Pleasant, WI.  From...
WI 6.9 mi Asphalt
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 14 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 Urban Recreation Trail traverses Sheboygan from the lakefront parks, along the Sheboygan River and along Koehler Memorial Dr. throughout the heart of Sheboygan. It is designated as a bike trail...
WI 3.6 mi Asphalt
Overview The Beerline Trail, named after the corridor that was once used by freight trains transporting the ingredients for beer to some of Milwaukee’s famous breweries, runs for 3.7 miles through...
WI 3.7 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 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 Lake Country 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 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
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
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 37.6 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
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
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
Overview The Seven Waters Bike Trail is a scenic corridor stretching more than 18 miles north–south between Burlington and Muskego Lake into Waukesha County. The trail was originally three trails,...
WI 18.6 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone, 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
Overview The Wild Goose State Trail is a premier rail trail, spanning approximately 35 miles in Dodge and Fond du Lac counties. For trail users looking for a peaceful and beautiful place to visit,...
WI 34.5 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass
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
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, 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...
WI 2 mi Asphalt, Gravel
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 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 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
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
Stretching east-west through the City of Greenfield, the Powerline Trail is a new shared-use path that offers multiple recreation and transportation opportunities for locals and visitors alike. The...
WI 2.8 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 Southside Utility Corridor Trail is a multiuse path located in the far south of Sheboygan, between 18th Street and South Business Drive in Wilson. As its name suggests, the path shares a...
WI 0.75 mi Asphalt

Recent Trail Reviews

Old Plank Road Trail (WI)

Relaxing summer ride

July, 2024 by mollyrollins008

I was in Sheboygan for a conference & am always on the look out for a good bike ride in new places. I found information on the Old Plank Road Trail from an online search and decided to give it a try. I began at the Sheboygan trailhead and went to Plymouth, a distance of about 14 miles. I found a good spot for lunch and cycled around Plymouth for a while, which was also a good time. I then rode back to Sheboygan, finishing my ride. I read some of the other comments, discussing the trail's proximity to busy WI Route 23. I understand the comments, but the trail's location is sufficiently distant from the highway where I didn't think it was an issue.
I had a thoroughly enjoyable ride, trail was not crowded and was in good condition overall. The closer I got to Plymouth, there appeared to be more bumps, and overgrowth along the edges, but was still good. I guess everyone appreciates nature type trails (as I do too), however I also consider the importance of trails that serve as commuting trails between towns, etc. Overall I give it a thumbs up.

Muskego Recreation Trail (Route of the Badger)

If they’re trying to discourage bikes, it’s working.

July, 2024 by corey.kopenski

In rough shape for cycling. The trail is a mishmash of gravel, crushed or deteriorating rocks/asphalt.

If it were crushed limestone that would be a great improvement. It doesn’t have to be paved over to make it better.

It’s too bad because it’s a nice quiet ride that isn’t too long if you want a quick ride after dinner etc.

Mariners Trail

Love this trail. Easy to ride, plus the views are awesome! One of the best in the state!

July, 2024 by rickarmon953

Love this trail. Easy to ride, plus the views are awesome! One of the best in the state!

Accordion

Eisenbahn State Trail (Route of the Badger)

Fantastic trail for biking

July, 2024 by rkhilt

This trail exceeded our expectations. Scenery was beautiful and trails were in great condition. This seems to be a hidden gem. We rode from the Eden trailhead to Kewaskum. We will definitely ride this trail again.

Glacial Drumlin State Trail (Route of the Badger)

Cottage Grove to Lake Mills and Return

July, 2024 by t5n8nj6tsn

Nice, peaceful, perfect weather Monday morning ride. There is a tree laying over the trail @ 5.3 miles from Cottage Grove. Had to duck low, but was able to ride under it on the side that is still off the ground. No other issues for this part of the trail. Very enjoyable trail.

New Berlin Recreation Trail

trail flooded east of hwy 164

June, 2024 by y1htak2

We use this trail all the time. Flooded portion was about 100 feet long by 1 foot deep in places. Shoes got very wet as we pedaled through it. Ducks were happy. Usually the puddle is not this deep and long but we’ve had a lot of rain lately.

Bugline Trail (Route of the Badger)

Bug Line Review from behind Costco Gas Station to Menomonee Park

June, 2024 by 5sdc5y9xrc

The trail was nicely paved and had frequent shady spots to take a break out of the heat. Slight incline as we made are way. It was approx 5 Miles on Bike to Menomonee Park. Went swimming, had a picnic. There is a shelter. Bathrooms, changing room , shower and bubblers.You can rent kayaks. Easier coming back as the incline slants down so areas to just coast. Surprised by the cars stopping for people to let them cross. I was impressed! My legs are jello but we had a great time!

Root River Pathway (Route of the Badger)

Enjoyable Trail but you’ll need your phone!

June, 2024 by bradleymalcom04

Biked this trail yesterday to complete a loop with the Lake Michigan pathway. The trail itself is enjoyable…getting out your phone to figure out where you are is not! The trail does have signs, but all signs are located in places where you don’t need help. I actually starting laughing every time I saw a sign with the arrow pointing forward on a straightaway. Almost every time I had to make a decision, there was no sign anywhere! Poor planning.

Bugline Trail (Route of the Badger)

Does it require entrance parking permit

June, 2024 by diavh

We are planning to visit there and does it require parking permit?? Where is best place to park?

City of Franklin Hike and Bike Trail (Route of the Badger)

No complaints. Just a short paved trail.

June, 2024 by alloy_smile

No complaints. Just a short paved trail.

Muskego Recreation Trail (Route of the Badger)

Ride at your own risk is correct. This trail is not maintained. Started over by Muskego county park. It gets a little better as you go towards the Franklin bike and bike trail but it's nothing to go out of your way for.

June, 2024 by alloy_smile

Ride at your own risk is correct. This trail is not maintained. Started over by Muskego county park. It gets a little better as you go towards the Franklin bike and bike trail but it's nothing to go out of your way for.

Ozaukee Interurban Trail (Route of the Badger)

Depends what day

June, 2024 by drozey7

I used to love this trail, too many rude and inconsiderate riders from Milwaukee.

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