Hike the Seven Bridges Trail in Grant Park

Seven Bridges Trail, South Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

  • Activities:

    Chillin, Photography, Hiking

  • Skill Level:

    Beginner

  • Season:

    Spring, Summer, Autumn

  • Trail Type:

    Loop

  • RT Distance:

    2 Miles

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

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.

Pack List

  • Camera and multiple lenses
  • Hiking shoes
  • Water bottle
  • Bug spray for summer months
Read More

Please respect the places you find on The Outbound.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don't damage these amazing places for the sake of a photograph. Learn More

Community Photos

+ Add Photos

Reviews

Overall rating: 

Leave a Review

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.

7 months ago
7 months ago

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.

about 1 year ago
about 1 year ago

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!

over 1 year ago
over 1 year ago

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.

over 1 year ago
over 1 year ago

Jon Mattrisch Explorer

Outdoor enthusiast and photographer from Milwaukee, WI. Camping, hiking, exploring, biking and more. I love it all and I try to capture as much of it as possible. Exploring my home state and exhausting all there is to see, which might take me my whole life. Worth it!

Are we missing something? Suggest an edit

Nearby Adventures

Hike the Sugar Bowl Loop in Kings Canyon NP

Tulare County, California

First and foremost, to get to this trailhead you need to drive down a 2-mile, one lane dirt road that is quite steep.

7 Saves

Hike to Ehukai Pillbox

59178 Ke Nui Road, Hawaii

This hike starts directly across from Banzai Pipeline, the famous barreling wave at Ehukai Beach.

7 Saves

Winter Hike to Calypso Cascades

1046 County Highway 115, Colorado

While most people go snowshoeing near the Bear Lake or Glacier Gorge area in RMNP, Wild Basin is a much less trafficked option.

5 Saves