Kinnickinnic River Trail

Wisconsin

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 activities: Bike, Inline Skating, Wheelchair Accessible, Walking

With Unlimited:

  • Export to My Trail Guide
  • Create Guidebook
  • Download GPX
  • Download Offline Maps
  • Print Friendly Map
Upgrade Now

Register for Free with TrailLink Today!

View over 30,000 miles of trail maps
Share your trail photos
Save Your Favorite Trails
Find New Trails Near You
Leave reviews for trails
Submit new trails to our site
Register Now

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!

Trail Events

This trail does not have any events yet.
Be the first to add one!

Add an Event

Nearby Trails

Oak Leaf Trail

Wisconsin - 120 miles

The Oak Leaf Trail is the jewel in the crown of Milwaukee County’s extensive trail system. The trail meanders for more than 120 miles in and around...

Hank Aaron State Trail

Wisconsin - 15.2 miles

In 1957, baseball legend Hank “The Hammer” Aaron led the Milwaukee Braves to the first of two consecutive World Series appearances and a championship...

Milwaukee RiverWalk

Wisconsin - 3.1 miles

The Milwaukee RiverWalk provides a pleasant way to get around Milwaukee from the Historic Third Ward, through downtown, and north to the Lower East...

Accordion

Beerline Trail

Wisconsin - 3.7 miles

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...

West Allis Cross Town Connector

Wisconsin - 0.9 miles

Although short, the West Allis Cross Town Connector represents an important start to a future link between three trails in Milwaukee County....

New Berlin Recreation Trail

Wisconsin - 7 miles

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...

City of Franklin Hike and Bike Trail

Wisconsin - 1.5 miles

The City of Franklin Hike and Bike Trail follows a corridor originally used by the Milwaukee Electric Railway & Light, an interurban railroad in...

Muskego Recreation Trail

Wisconsin - 6.7 miles

The Muskego Recreation Trail follows a corridor originally used by the Milwaukee Electric Railway & Light, an interurban railroad in southeastern...

WE Energies Trail

Wisconsin - 2 miles

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...

Seven Waters Bike Trail

Wisconsin - 17.6 miles

The Seven Waters Bike Trail is a scenic corridor stretching more than 17 miles north–south between Burlington and Muskego Lake into Waukesha County....

Brown Deer Recreational Trail

Wisconsin - 1 miles

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...

MRK Trail

Wisconsin - 4.6 miles

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....

Explore by City

Explore by City

Explore by Activity

Explore by Activity

Log in to your account to:

  • View trail paths on the map
  • Save trails to your account
  • Add trails, edit descriptions
  • Share photos
  • Add reviews
OR

Register for free!

Join TrailLink (a non-profit) to view more than 30,000 miles of trail maps and more!
OR