Best Easy Day Hikes Milwaukee  by Kevin Revolinski

Best Easy Day Hikes: Milwaukee Guide Book

by Kevin Revolinski (Falcon Guides)
Best Easy Day Hikes Milwaukee  by Kevin Revolinski
Best Day Hikes Milwaukee includes detailed maps, concise descriptions for 20 easy-to-follow hikes in and around Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Discover a region of diverse scenery and natural splendors -- including Havenwoods State Forest, Petrifying Springs County Park, Lapham Peak Park, the Ice Age National Scenic Trail, and the dunes of Kohler-Andrae State Park.

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Trails from the "Best Easy Day Hikes: Milwaukee" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 20.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 20.

The 216-acre Falk Park is a thick collection of wet woodlands with some intermittent creeks flowing through. For the most part this is a well-shaded hike and you will hear a lot of birds, especially w ...
South Milwaukee, WI - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.1
The scenic Fox River runs along one side of this woodand- wetlands park in Waukesha. The trail rolls with the land making this more than a stroll, and observation points will satisfy those looking for ...
Bethesda, WI - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.6
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Enjoy a historic trail system that follows ravines and babbling brooks, creating a network of short paths along the shore of Lake Michigan. You’ll find more bridges to cross than the name suggests. Yo ...
South Milwaukee, WI - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
An often overlooked state park not far from the city, Harrington Beach offers the beauty of a 1-mile, undeveloped, sandy beach on the shores of Lake Michigan, a quarry lake, cedar lowland forest, and ...
Belgium, WI - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
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Though there are indeed rich woods within the park, the prairie flowers may steal the show and the wetlands offer even more variety. You may forget you are in the city as you walk down what feels like ...
Greendale, WI - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
This segment of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail passes through the Carl Schurz Forest over glacial moraines, and then descends into wetlands and lowland forest to follow the Oconomowoc River. This h ...
Merton, WI - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.4
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Hike a portion of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail as it passes through forest and prairie over moraines and kames. Then have a look at the Holy Hill Basilica on top of a 1,335-foot kame. From the to ...
Plat, WI - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.6
An easy escape from the city, this trail is short and sweet, buried in a hardwood forest. Now a national recreation trail, the hike is getting more attention. The fall colors are a must-see. These tr ...
Brown Deer, WI - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.4
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Set along a beautiful sandy beach on Lake Michigan, this state park protects a fragile ecosystem set among sand dunes. A cordwalk traverses the grass-covered rolling sands and offers views of the lake ...
Oostburg, WI - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.8
Hike over glacial terrain amid hardwood forests on this section of an extensive trail system in the Kettle Moraine State Forest. Don’t miss the Butterfly Garden at the center of the loop, and the 45-f ...
Delafield, WI - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
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Just as much meadow as it is forest, this trail gives a taste of what you might find at the venerable Lapham Peak Park and shows signs of Native American culture—the unusually bent marker trees are be ...
Delafield, WI - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
Another one of Waukesha County’s fine parks, Muskego Park includes a two-acre swimming pond and a twenty-four-site campground. The trees this trail passes through are part of a sixty-acre hardwood pre ...
Muskego, WI - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 1.4
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The variety of landscapes in this park—including marshland, lakes, and hardwood forest—offers great habitat for birds and other wildlife, and the rolling terrain gives you scenic overlooks of the wate ...
Chenequa, WI - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.4
Take the easy path around this nicely wooded park offering views of the Pike River, and then stop for a picnic in the center of the park or even a round of golf on the park’s course.
Somers, WI - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.7
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From a meadow overlook scan the horizon for miles around, then descend into one of the few places in this part of the state to observe the type of wetland known as a fen.
Waukesha, WI - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
Take a long stroll through one of the area’s most popular state park retreats. Trails pass through the largest managed grassland in this corner of the state and it’s just awash with wildflowers. This ...
Union Grove, WI - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.2
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Just a fifteen-minute drive from downtown Milwaukee, this lakeside nature center offers easy hikes through a rich preserve, all centered around an outstanding education facility. Fun for all ages, the ...
Fox Point, WI - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.1
Follow a self-guided nature trail through woods full of springs and patches of scenic wetland. The nature trail booklet has more to say about the human history of this spot.
Eagle, WI - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.5
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A scenic overlook gives a view for miles, and rolling hills through pine forest will invigorate the spirit. Popular with joggers, these trails offer three levels of difficulty all dependent on incline ...
Eagle, WI - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 5.4
The wildlife is abundant along this network of trails that combines woodlands and wetlands, prairie and savanna, for a nature lover’s perfect package. The center also offers a schedule of guided hikes ...
Hales Corners, WI - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.8
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