Kinnickinnic River Trail


Kinnickinnic River Trail Facts

States: Wisconsin
Counties: Milwaukee
Length: 2.3 miles
Trail end points: S. 6th Street and W. Rosedale Avenue and S. Water Street and E. Washington Street
Trail surfaces: Asphalt
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 7772523
Trail activites: Bike, Inline Skating, Wheelchair Accessible, Walking

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Kinnickinnic River Trail Description

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 View, and offers a mixed experience of both on-road bike lane and off-road paved trail, some of which parallels an active railroad.

Its northern end, on South Water Street, lies not too far from the famed Hank Aaron State Trail, a 13-mile east-west route connecting parks, museums, public artwork, and other cultural and recreational attractions. On the Kinnickinnic River Trail's opposite end (at S. 6th Street), a connection can be made to the vast network of the Oak Leaf Trail, which loops around and through Milwaukee.

Parking and Trail Access

A gathering space and seating area is located on the trail’s southern end at S. 5th Court and W. Rosedale Avenue. On-street parking is available along Rosedale Street, S. Kinnickinnic Avenue, and E. Washington and S. Water streets.

Kinnickinnic River Trail Reviews

This trail runs adjacent to the new KK River where the concrete has been removed. It allows access in the fall to observe salmon spawning, runs through the forested section of the KK River and connects to multiple neighborhoods. There is even a butterfly garden planted along the trail!

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