Mallard Lake Trail

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Mallard Lake Trail is a 1.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Franklin, Wisconsin that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

1.4 miles
36 feet

kid friendly


nature trips


bird watching




wild flowers


no dogs

Around the pond to the falls. Nature center and back

2 months ago

really nice place to go to for walks

3 months ago

Nice trail around a small peaceful lake with a waterfall. I did manage to go off trail and we got very muddy but it was likely user error. nice mix of woodchip trails and wooden bridges. Would be great trailrunning practice loop.

5 months ago

Can’t get enough of this trail.

9 months ago


9 months ago

Great trail that's just far enough away. Decent amount of people but I would definitely recommend!

bird watching
11 months ago

nice walking

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Easy fun hike!

Monday, January 22, 2018

Love this area for weekly walks.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Beautiful place for kids, beautiful waterfall! Peaceful place for hiking!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Nice easy trail with some great nature viewing.

Saturday, July 01, 2017

This was one of the best walks i have ever been on !! I did not know i had a trail this cool around me with such a beautiful waterfall and pretty lake. I will definitely be going back !
Also want to add this is a really nice, well marked trail that was easy for me to walk. I wear a leg brace and sometimes have problems but this path is well lined with chips or wooden walkways.
Loved it !!

Monday, May 29, 2017

pretty nice trail with good wildlife and nice scenery. Trails where well marked and they have plenty of other stuff to do there.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Very pretty multiple trails and waterfall. Easy and convenient. Frequent deer sightings on some trails.

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Very kid friendly. Can get crowded.

Monday, February 20, 2017

It was a beautiful walk though a bit muddy this time of year which is expected. I also thought there was more than one waterfall however the waterfall was absolutely worth the drive. I'd come here again to explore other paths it was so pretty.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

great hike

Saturday, November 05, 2016

Love this trail and it is great for kids, even little ones.

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Nice and peaceful. Good amount of wildlife.

Saturday, September 03, 2016

Very nice trail

Friday, July 15, 2016

Wonderful trails for hiking. Lots of varieties of plants and animals. In reality there are several different trails, not just the one pictured around the lake. All of them are very well marked. The Nature Center has bathrooms. We saw a number of animals rather close to the trails, including two deer.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Peaceful; nicely wood chipped trail with boardwalks and waterfall. Also saw an array of birds

Monday, May 30, 2016

Very nice with lots of paths that you can explore.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Excellent easy hike to recuperate after a hard day at work. Plenty of wildlife to be seen as well.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

It was peaceful.Small waterfall, nice lake.Easy for my son.I liked that it connected to several other trails Easy to follow.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Trails were glare ice, which made it pretty fun to tackle:) The scenery was beautiful.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Love the color coded trails for difficulty level.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Beautiful scenery and wildlife. A little area for kids to play in a log cabin and sandbox. There are easy, moderate, and advanced level trails for all types of hikers. Also classes and fieldtrips for everyone that you can sign up for.

bird watching
Sunday, July 13, 2014

Beautiful trails, well maintained and saw some great wildlife.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Great trail in Whitnall park around the Weir Nature Center. Great for kids.

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