Beerline Trail

Wisconsin

Beerline Trail Facts

States: Wisconsin
Counties: Milwaukee
Length: 3.7 miles
Trail end points: W. Capitol Dr. between N. Port Washington Rd. and N. 1st St. and E. Pleasant St. and N. Commerce St.
Trail surfaces: Asphalt
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 7875323
Trail activites: Bike, Inline Skating, Wheelchair Accessible, Walking, Cross Country Skiing

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Beerline Trail Description

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 of neighborhoods adjacent to the Milwaukee River. Two disconnected segments of the trail are currently open.

The longer, southern section runs through the Riverwest, Harambee and—appropriately—Brewer’s Hill neighborhoods. The trail begins at E. Pleasant Street as a wide sidewalk along Commerce Street and Riverboat Road, until it switches to an off-road path near a dam over the Milwaukee River. A switchback trail midway along this stretch leads up to Kadish Park and adjacent houses; the park is a great spot to take in stunning views of the river and urban skyline.

A pedestrian bridge across the dam leads to the city’s East Side. Back on the west side of the river, the Beerline Trail continues north through dense woodlands to Gordon Park in the Riverwest neighborhood.

The second segment of the trail begins at the intersection of Burleigh Street and Bremen Street and cuts northwest on the former rail corridor to just north of W. Capitol Drive (State Highway 190). Trail users can take the signed bike route and sidewalk on Humboldt Boulevard north from Gordon Park to Burleigh Street to reach the trailhead for the northern portion. On this stretch, the surroundings are dominated by the charming houses of the Riverwest and Williamsburg Heights neighborhoods.

Parking and Trail Access

Parking for the Beerline Trail is available at Gordon Park on Humboldt Boulevard and along city streets in the Riverwest neighborhood.

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