Best Hikes Near Milwaukee Guide Book

by Kevin Revolinski (Falcon Guides)
Best Hikes Near Milwaukee  by Kevin Revolinski

233pp/guides/maps
ISBN: 9781493000357

The terrain is incredibly diverse—from the rising dunes along Lake Michigan to the 32,000 acres of Horicon Marsh—including patches of rolling prairie full of wildflowers, wetlands, woodlands, bogs and fens, rivers and creeks, oak savanna and pine plantation. Milwaukee has green space right down through the city’s river valleys and straight on out to Kettle Moraine State Forest. This book will show you how to get there.

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Trails from the "Best Hikes Near Milwaukee" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 40.
... Preview: This hike takes you to the dunes and swales along Lake Michigan. Spend a bit of time on the beach, if you like, but then follow the trail amid the grassy dunes heading south toward the appropriately n ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Milwaukee"
Zion, IL - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: Set along the banks of the slow-moving Crawfish River, Aztalan is a lovely spot to enjoy a summer day, so it’s not really a surprise that people settled here over 1,000 years ago. A northern community ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Milwaukee"
Lake Mills , WI - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking - Trail Length: 1.8
... Preview: Explore the 197 acres of this heavily wooded county park, which encompass four different habitats: upland forest, bottomland forest, oak savanna, and wetlands. The trail network allows you to extend t ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Milwaukee"
Kenosha, WI - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
... Preview: CamRock Park is unconventional in that it is spread out over three areas and connected by a 2.4-mile paved trail between Cambridge and Rockdale (thus the name CamRock). Area 2 has the longest of the h ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Milwaukee"
Madison, WI - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.2
... Preview: The Fox River flows along the edge of the park, and the first of the three loops in this hike passes right along its banks before crossing through wetlands and prairie to a higher path along prairie g ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Milwaukee"
Spring Grove, IL - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.6
... Preview: It’s difficult to imagine but this 21-mile lakeshore path along one of southeastern Wisconsin’s most beautiful and touristy lakes remains a public-access trail despite being primarily through the back ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Milwaukee"
Lake Geneva, WI - Hiking - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: Laid out in a series of loops, part of the trail system is also the northern portion of the West Bend Segment of the Ice Age Trail. The loop trails pass through rough and rolling glacial terrain on a ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Milwaukee"
Cross Plains, WI - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.5
... Preview: This 3,410-acre preserve and its visitor center are a true treasure for nature lovers: Within the park are glacial formations, varied habitats, a canoe trail, and over 8 miles of trails. In a short di ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Milwaukee"
Ringwood, IL - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.6
... Preview: An often overlooked state park not far from the city, Harrington Beach offers the beauty of a one-mile, undeveloped sandy beach on the shores of Lake Michigan, a quarry lake, a cedar lowland forest, a ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Milwaukee"
Belgium, WI - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: This hike gives several perspectives on the marsh, starting with a boardwalk along cattails and near open water, crossing an island popular for nesting birds, and climbing a hill with a view out over ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Milwaukee"
Horicon, WI - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.7
... Preview: One of Wisconsin’s “Seven Natural Wonders” and an internationally recognized Ramsar site (Wetlands of International Importance), Horicon Marsh is 32,000 acres of protected wetlands, attracting hundred ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Milwaukee"
Mayville, WI - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.3
... Preview: Bald Bluff may seem a misnomer, as much of this hike is through rich forest. The nature trail and area (registered as a state natural area) are under the jurisdiction of the Southern Unit of the Kettl ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Milwaukee"
Eagle, WI - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.4
... Preview: This hike is along the Polk Kames, and thanks to a white-blazed alternate segment on the other side of the kames, this segment of the Ice Age Trail can be hiked round-trip without repeating too much g ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Milwaukee"
Cross Plains, WI - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.8
... Preview: 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 ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Milwaukee"
Cross Plains, WI - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.6
... Preview: 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. The hik ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Milwaukee"
Cross Plains, WI - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.2
... Preview: While the hike ends at Whitewater Lake, the dominating features are the abundant kettles along the way. Hike it in either direction, one-way or round-trip; fans speak highly of it in any season, even ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Milwaukee"
Cross Plains, WI - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.9
... Preview: Hike over glacial terrain amid hardwood forests in this extensive trail system, part of the Kettle Moraine State Forest. Don’t miss the Butterfly Garden at the center of the loop, and the 45-foot obse ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Milwaukee"
Delafield, WI - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: 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 some signs of Native American culture—the unusually bent marker trees b ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Milwaukee"
Delafield, WI - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: Despite the name of the trail, much of this trek is spent on the back and slopes of Parnell Esker in the forest south of the lake. For 1.3 miles of its length, the park’s trail actually joins the Ice ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Milwaukee"
Cambellsport, WI - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.1
... Preview: This collection of skiing/hiking trails offers a wide range of courses. The outside loop offers a variety of scenery including hardwood forest, pine plantation, some rolling glacial terrain, and wetla ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Milwaukee"
Cambellsport, WI - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.1