The Best Hiking in Milwaukee

Looking for the best hiking in Milwaukee? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Milwaukee. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top hiking spots in and near Milwaukee

  • 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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  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    Milwaukee River Trail: Kern Park to Beerline Trail

    4.1 mi / 423 ft gain
    Milwaukee River Trail: Kern Park to Beerline Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near 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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  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    Explore Lake Park

    4.0
    1 mi / 100 ft gain
    This park has it all! Lake Park Bistro, golfing, hiking, a lighthouse, hiking trails, biking trails, and picnic spots galore!  Take the Oak Leaf Trail throughout the park to make a loop around all of the main landmarks in this historic park!  There are many things to see in this park! Multiple ra...
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  • Shorewood, Wisconsin

    Explore Atwater Park

    0.5 mi / 200 ft gain
    One of Milwaukee's truly hidden gems, this beach is right off of Capitol Drive and approximately 50 stairs down from the bluffs to the shoreline!  You can park anywhere on the road (Lake Drive) and be a short walk to the main overlook. This beach has many jetties that go out into the water which ...
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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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  • 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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  • Fox Point, Wisconsin

    Fox Point Loop

    0.79 mi / 154 ft gain
    Fox Point Loop is a loop trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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  • Fox Point, Wisconsin

    Hike the shore of Lake Michigan at Doctor's Park

    2 mi / 100 ft gain
    This park has it all. There is ample parking, full bathrooms, and picnic areas. The trail starts right at the parking lot and there are two different paths you can take: 1.) Follow the paved path down toward the lake on the north side of the parking lot 2.) Walk straight from the parking lot acro...
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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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  • Bayside, Wisconsin

    West Meadow Trail Loop

    1.6 mi / 79 ft gain
    West Meadow Trail Loop is a loop trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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  • Bayside, Wisconsin

    North Ravine and Norman C Huth Trail Loop

    0.74 mi / 82 ft gain
    North Ravine and Norman C Huth Trail Loop is a loop trail where you may see local wildlife located near Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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