Explore the most popular kid friendly trails near Milwaukee with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

good for quick runs.

walking
4 months ago

Beautiful, flat paved trail to walk along near the water.

Very Peaceful. Not heavily trafficked.

trail running
7 months ago

Such a beautiful park, hidden in the city! I went to run the trails to get a break from the roads/sidewalks. I had to run quite a few loops but was able to knock out 11 miles here. Its a very easy trail, technically-speaking. Very peaceful!

hiking
7 months ago

Nice hike. Can be done in less than an hour.

hiking
10 months ago

Nice trails for a park hidden in the city. Dogs not allowed in most areas, which was a bit disappointing to learn after arriving. The areas we could go were along a service path, so we weren't able to enjoy as much of the natural setting as we had hoped for, but it was still nice.

walking
10 months ago

A good city stroll when you need some fresh air.

hiking
10 months ago

This is an amazing trail if you live in the area. There is not too much that is spectacular about it, but it does have a nice lake and a hidden waterfall if you can find it. Enjoy the friendly deer population here as well!

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Great running trail in the heart of Milwaukee

road biking
Monday, August 29, 2016

love the river and wildlife

birding
Saturday, July 02, 2016

The Arboretum is 40 acres of urban nature uniquely managed as an outdoor classroom, research site and public sanctuary - free for everyone to enjoy! The Arboretum is all about connecting people with nature in their neighborhood, and provides many community and ecological benefits, including:

Expanding the outdoor classroom used by Urban Ecology Center educators. Increasing diversity of native plant species that provide a source of seed stock for the region and provide a better habitat for native wildlife. Improving water quality and reducing storm water runoff by replacing invasive species with deep-rooted native species. Increasing opportunities for ecological research in a unique urban environment. Increasing community access to the Milwaukee River with a path accessible to those with limited mobility and families with strollers.

birding
Thursday, June 16, 2016

The land includes grasslands, woods, wetlands, Lincoln Creek, an urban arboretum, and education gardens. The Environmental Awareness Center includes an auditorium, classrooms, displays, and a resource center. There are trails for nature study, hiking, biking, and cross-country skiing.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

I rode along the Hank Aaron Trail as they were developing it into what it is today. I haven't been through since they finished the miller park way/canal street areas but i remember it being a beautiful hidden trail. Once you get past Palermo's it was kinda gross with the bio pool and warehouses along the trail nearing Potowatomi but i'm not sure how that's changed in 3 years or more since I was there... I know the part nearer Miller Park was a beautiful river trail with wildflowers galore and cool little bridges crossing over to woodsy areas.

hiking
Monday, March 16, 2015

Good walk, lots of open spaces. Little bit more exposed than expected

Thursday, May 29, 2014

This trail is awesome, with the exception of the industrial area of the Menomonee valley.

hiking
Wednesday, August 14, 2013

If you like flying kites this is the place to go

hiking
3 months ago

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