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River Bend Nature Center Trail

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River Bend Nature Center

River Bend Nature Center Trail is a 1.8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Racine, Wisconsin that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 1.8 miles Elevation Gain: 91 feet Route Type: Loop

kid friendly

camping

cross country skiing

fishing

hiking

nature trips

paddle sports

snowshoeing

walking

bird watching

running

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

snow

washed out

no dogs

The 78 acres and two activity buildings provide a very accessible and comfortable setting for novices or experienced outdoors people. The center is comprised of almost 4,000 feet of Root River frontage, river-bottom land, ponds and uplands hardwoods. Miles of hiking trails. Miles of hiking trails thread through the varied terrain. Most species of birds and animals native to southeast Wisconsin can be found on the property. Those looking for a few hours of quiet on a weekend or an hour after work will find that River Bend is nearby. River Bend Nature Center is an important amenity of our community.

walking
1 month ago

Beautiful wooded trails with views of the Root River. During late afternoon the mosquitoes were pesky. Boardwalk on the north end, around Gravel Pond, & the boardwalk leading to the canoe launch, needs repair! Loose sagging boards are a safety hazard. If you avoid that section of the trail you will be okay.

1 month ago

Loved this short walk! Beautiful mix of scenery and many different path options! Not many bugs early afternoon but I imagine they'll be much worse in a few weeks.

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2 months ago

Beautiful wooded trails along the root river, great place to hike, kayak and adventure. Kid friendly and enchanting,

Great fun place to come and walk. You might see a Turkeys and ducks in the trail. Enjoy!

hiking
bugs
9 months ago

A great little hike. Plenty to see. Spent a couple of hours here just enjoying it all, will definitely come back

hiking
Sun Jun 09 2019

Mostly flat and well maintained trail with many small off shoots to explore. Some sections have woodchips and the pathways are fairly wide. A nice boardwalk over a swampy area and some of the trail goes along a pond and the river. Did an easy, fun three miles.

hiking
Tue Apr 23 2019

Very easy trail, this was our first hike so it was perfect. Would do this again.

Mon Jul 18 2016

Very nice place! Can't give it a 5 because there were no mountains.

hiking
Wed Jun 29 2016

Easy trails, well maintained.

Wed Jun 15 2016

love this place just be sure to bring your bug spray

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