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Recreation

Hank Aaron State Trail

The trail extends to about 123rd St. and Bluemound Rd. in Brookfield, connecting to the Milwaukee County Oak Leaf Trail System and ending at the Waukesha County line. A ramp connects the trail to Hwy. 100 and Bluemound Rd. for access to the Milwaukee County Zoo.

The trail west of American Family Field travels along a former rail corridor. This segment is paved with asphalt to 123rd St. and Bluemound Rd.

The trail east of American Family Field runs along the Menomonee River on both off-street and on-street segments and connects to the Marquette Soccer Fields, Lakeshore State Park, Discovery World, the Milwaukee Art Museum and the Oak Leaf Trail [exit DNR], a system of paved trails and parkways traversing about 100 miles through Milwaukee County.

The development of the Hank Aaron State Trail has contributed to the restoration, protection and enhancement of the Menomonee River Valley. The preservation of this important environmental corridor aids in the restoration of fish and wildlife habitat and the rehabilitation of urban waterways.

The trail may bring a number of different users to the trail at the same time. It is important to use good trail etiquette to ensure the enjoyment and safety of all trail users.

Walking, bicycling and in-line skating

The level grade and limestone surface make this trail suitable for bicyclists, walkers, joggers and in-line skaters. Some sections of the trail are on-street, so remember to use caution.

Pet owners, please be sure to have your pet on a leash, 8 feet or shorter, at all times. You must pick up after your pet.

The vast majority of the Hank Aaron State Trail is accessible for people with disabilities. The 0.5-mile segment of trail adjacent to the Milwaukee Brewers parking lot has accessible sidewalks, allowing easy access from the parking lot to the trail. The trail gradually goes from the parking lot to the Menomonee River. Several bump-out areas near the Marquette soccer fields offer fishing access for people with disabilities.

Winter recreation

During winter, the Hank Aaron State Trail section west of 37th Street, the Brewers Stadium Spur by American Family Field and the Three Bridges Park Spur [exit DNR] are not maintained/plowed but are not closed. These segments are open to all non-motorized use including hiking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing (ungroomed). 

The city of Milwaukee and adjacent property owners generally clear the trail east from Selig Drive, making the trail more accessible for winter biking. Please remember, the trail may be snow and ice-covered, muddy and slippery during winter.

No Hunting and trapping allowed on trail

Hunting and trapping are not allowed on the trail corridor. For more information, please see: