Grant Park Seven Bridges Trail

South Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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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. You may count ten bridges, actually. Kids especially will love this network of trails and its Lannon stone paths and staircases laid out by more than two hundred Civilian Conservation Corps workers back in the 1930s. In the 1990s the Wisconsin Conservation Corps helped restore some of the steps and trails, and since 2006 the Milwaukee Conservation Leadership Corps has worked on conservation and erosion control. The trails crisscross and meander—but not very far—through the woods along brooks cradled in ravines. It doesn’t quite lend itself to loops but the joy here is random exploration, as well as access to the beach where you can see rising cliffs far to the north.

Grant Park: Seven Bridges Trail Professional Review and Guide

"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. You may count ten bridges, actually. Kids especially will love this network of trails and its Lannon stone paths and staircases laid out by more than two hundred Civilian Conservation Corps workers back in the 1930s.

In the 1990s the Wisconsin Conservation Corps helped restore some of the steps and trails, and since 2006 the Milwaukee Conservation Leadership Corps has worked on conservation and erosion control. The trails crisscross and meander—but not very far—through the woods along brooks cradled in ravines. It
doesn’t quite lend itself to loops but the joy here is random
exploration, as well as access to the beach where you can see
rising cliffs far to the north."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: South Milwaukee
Distance: 2
Trail Type: Several options
Skill Level: Moderate to Difficult
Duration: 1 to 2 hours
Season: Spring, summer, fall
Local Maps: USGS South Milwaukee
Driving Directions: Directions to Grant Park: Seven Bridges Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

7/30/2011
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We loved loved loved this trail! There is so much variety on this hike. You can skirt the edges of the trails from above or cross over many bridges with rocks and ravines along the way. Steep staircases abound as well. The best part is ending the trail on the sandy shores of Lake Michigan. We went on a hot summer day and there was barely anyone around. We then took a different trail back to our car. I can't recommend this trail enough!



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May 2018