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The Best Hiking in Franklin

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Top hiking spots in and near Franklin

  • Franklin, Wisconsin

    Crystal Ridge Extended Loop

    5.13 mi / 397 ft gain
    Crystal Ridge Extended Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Franklin, Wisconsin.
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  • Franklin, Wisconsin

    Crystal Ridge Loop

    2.63 mi / 233 ft gain
    Crystal Ridge Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Franklin, Wisconsin.
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  • Franklin, Wisconsin

    Wehr Nature Center Trail

    2.69 mi / 240 ft gain
    Wehr Nature Center Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Franklin, Wisconsin.
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  • Muskego, Wisconsin

    Muskego Yellow Loop

    2.87 mi / 272 ft gain
    Muskego Yellow Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Muskego, Wisconsin.
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  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    Jackson Park Loop

    1.09 mi / 56 ft gain
    Jackson Park Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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  • South Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    Grant Park Nature Trail

    1.01 mi / 82 ft gain
    Grant Park Nature Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near South Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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  • South Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    Hike the Seven Bridges Trail in Grant Park

    5.0
    2 mi
    Placed along the Lake Michigan lakeshore in Grant Park about 10 minutes south of Downtown Milwaukee, Seven Bridges Trail offers beautiful scenery that seems like something out of a fairy tail. The trail begins at the the Covered Bridge Entrance which you can access by entering off of Grant Park D...
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  • South Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    Oak Leaf Trail Loop

    2.97 mi / 161 ft gain
    Oak Leaf Trail Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near South Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    Explore the Abandoned Solvay Coke & Gas Complex

    2.3
    1 mi
    To access the complex, head south from downtown Milwaukee along 1st St. Once you reach Greenfield Ave., turn left heading East. You'll pass under a concrete train bridge before seeing an open field on your right. Park your car along the street and head south past the crumbled brick of another for...
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  • Wauwatosa, Wisconsin

    County Grounds Park Loop

    3.5 mi / 328 ft gain
    County Grounds Park Loop is a loop trail that is good for all skill levels located near Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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  • Elm Grove, Wisconsin

    Hike the Elm Grove Park Loop

    1 mi / 100 ft gain
    Elm Grove Park is one of the most picture perfect parks in the SE WI area, so be sure to stay for sunset as the sky lights up! The 1 mile long trail wraps the perimeter of the park. It is paved the entire way, if you want to venture off trail feel free. Dogs are permitted at this park! There is a...
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  • Waukesha, Wisconsin

    New Berlin Trail: Waukesha to Greenfield Park

    7.08 mi / 0 ft gain
    New Berlin Trail: Waukesha to Greenfield Park is a point-to-point trail where you may see local wildlife located near Waukesha, Wisconsin.
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  • Waterford, Wisconsin

    Tichigan Wildlife Area Loop

    2.34 mi / 174 ft gain
    Tichigan Wildlife Area Loop is a loop trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Waterford, Wisconsin.
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  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    Hike the Hank Aaron and Oak Leaf Trails in Lakeshore SP

    4.3
    1.7 mi / 0 ft gain
    Lakeshore State Park is kind of considered a hidden gem. While yes, it's right along the Milwaukee lakefront, people don't realize just how nice and beautiful it is! This urban state park features two loops (the Hank Aaron and Oak Leaf) that total 1.7 miles. To access the park, you can either par...
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  • Waukesha, Wisconsin

    Glacial Drumlin State Trail

    21.97 mi / 686 ft gain
    Glacial Drumlin State Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Waukesha, Wisconsin.
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  • Waukesha, Wisconsin

    Bike or Run the Glacial Drumlin Trail (Waukesha to Wales Segment)

    5.0
    14 mi
    Your journey begins at the Fox River Sanctuary and E.B. Shurts Environmental Education Center at 810 College Avenue in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Parking is plentiful, and you'll find restrooms and bubblers (or, water fountains to you non-natives) available seasonally. The Glacial Drumlin Trailhead is ...
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