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Milwaukee Area Trails

Along with miles of bike lanes, Milwaukee has numerous off-street bike paths that run throughout the city. The Beerline Trail, KK River Trail, and the Oak Leaf trail (Milwaukee County) run north and south through the City of Milwaukee and beyond. The Hank Aaron Trail is owned and managed by the Wisconsin State DNR and runs east to west along the Menomonee Valley through the Milwaukee region.

The City has five permanent trail counters. Monthly trail counts can be found here.

City Trails:

KK River Trail
The Kinnickinnic River Trail (KKRT) consists of 2.5 miles of paved trails and on-street bike lanes. The paved trail runs from South 6th Street at West Rosedale Avenue to South 1st Street at West Lincoln Avenue, and Maple Street to Washington Street.
 

Beerline Trail
The Beerline Trail consists of 3.7 miles of paved trail and wide sidewalk. The trail consists of two disconnected segments - the first segment of the Beerline Trail begins at East Pleasant Street along Commerce Street to East Locust Street, where cyclists can connect to the Oak Leaf Trail or take the bike route along North Humboldt Boulevard to connect to the second segment. The second segment of the Beerline Trail begins at East Burleigh Street at N Bremen Street heading north to East Capitol Drive.

County Trail:

Oak Leaf Trail

The Oak Leaf Trail consists of over 125 miles of mostly paved trail, along some parkways and streets. The Oak Leaf Trail has connections all throughout Milwaukee county, extending from Oak Creek to Brown Deer.

State Trail:

Hank Aaron State Trail

The Hank Aaron State trail consists of 15.2 miles of mostly paved trail, along with minimal on-street riding. The Hank Aaron State Trail extends from the Milwaukee Public Art Museum, past the Harley-Davidson Museum, Miller Park, Wisconsin State Fair, and the Milwaukee County Zoo, to a connection with the Oak Leaf Trail at about North 121st Street.

Bike Trail Guidelines

All four trails provide paved trails for bicyclists and walkers alike to enjoy for daily commutes or recreational uses. Please remember to follow the guidelines below when biking on trails.

Illustration about sharing Milwaukee trails and off-street biking. 1. Keep to the right. 2. Use your path. 3. Be careful crossing and look both ways. 4. Advise others when passing.