The One Loop Trail In Wisconsin That's Perfect For A Short Day Hike, No Matter What Time Of Year
By Ben Jones|Published February 17, 2022
Ben Jones is at heart an adventurer who delights in inspiring others. A former reporter and photojournalist, he explored towns large and small as a Wisconsin correspondent for USA Today. He later became a lead photographer and senior copywriter for an award-winning destination marketing agency, before founding Boldland Creative, a company that produces photography, video, and other content for travel destinations. Jones has completed photography and content projects in more than 15 states and when he’s not looking through a camera or at his Macbook you’ll find him exploring the world’s lakes and forests.
Some of the greatest hiking trails in Wisconsin are all about the journey. There are lots of looped hiking trails that take you back to where you started without retracing a single step – the destination is the same as the departure point. In Franklin, a short little loop takes hikers on a journey around a small lake that offers some expansive scenic views. Here’s what you need to know about the Mallard Lake Trail.
The trails have a few rules – bikes and pets are not allowed. The trails wind around a bit but they are not terribly difficult to follow and there are lots of little landmarks along the trail. Learn more about the park here. Once you’ve made your way around Mallard Lake, here’s a hike past some Wisconsin sea caves you may want to explore.
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