Hike the Seven Bridges Trail in Grant Park

2 miles  - Loop Trail

Added by Jon Mattrisch

Seven Bridges Trail seems like an enchanted forest located off the shores of Lake Michigan just south of Milwaukee. Its towering trees and flowing streams sprawl throughout acres of stunning landscapes. Cross over the seven bridges and experience the beauty of the trees around you.

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 Drive and Lake Drive. You'll find a parking lot about 1/8th of a mile down the road. Once you cross through the bridge entrance, you'll hit the Main Loop, part of the whole Seven Lions Trail. Admission is free as it is a city park. Bring your camera and some decent hiking shoes and head through the trail to explore! There are several trail sections that you can head down to see more. For a detailed look at the trail layout, head to http://county.milwaukee.gov/SevenBridgesHikingTr8221.htm.

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Chillin
Photography
Hiking
Beach
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Groups
Lake
Romantic
Scenic
Waterfall
Wildflowers

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Such A Fun Simple Hike

We took 3 kids: 10, 8 & 5 plus a grandma and they all enjoyed this hike. Bridges, streams, wooded areas, sloping even trails all leading to a beach of Lake Michigan.

Awesome spot right next to the city

This is a very cool spot right next to the city. We visited it during the winter, the area looked very cool with snow and frozen streams. The trail leads right to the shoreline as well. The ice shoves looked awesome. But beware, everything was extremely icy, so take caution. Definitely going to return for a visit in the summer.

Like you've stepped into a fairlyand

Seven Bridges truly feels like you've stepped into some kind of fairyland. The twisting paths and old, rustic bridges make you feel like you've been transported into some sort of magical world. Even the entrance bridge has a story about entering into the woods and experiencing the haunts that are in store. I've always loved coming here and won't stop any time soon!

Too artificial for my taste

As soon as I crossed the first bridge it was evident the amount of work that was put into creating and maintaining this trail. Although it is certainly beautiful, I felt as though I were walking through a garden more than a forest. The stone stairs and walkway make the hike extremely easy and apparently popular as I saw many people on the trail. I tend to favor more secluded, dirt path kind of hikes so I was a bit disappointed. However, if that is not your style I'm sure you'll enjoy this hike.

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