14 Totally Kid-Friendly Hikes In Wisconsin That Are 1 Mile And Under

Whether you’re a first-time hiker or someone who’s got folks with little legs looking to ease into the sport, here are 14 of the best hikes in Wisconsin that are 1 mile and under. Short and sweet, these trails provide a great introduction to the natural beauty of Wisconsin. So pack up the family, grab your hiking boots, and let’s get the adventure rolling!

Have you hiked along any of these trails? What other short hikes do you love? Let us know in the comments!

Think you can handle a slightly longer hike? Then check out these amazing trails extending 3 miles or less!

Address: Kohler-Andrae State Park, 1020 Beach Park Ln, Sheboygan, WI 53081, USA
Address: Horicon Marsh, Wisconsin, USA
Address: University of Wisconsin–Madison Arboretum, 1207 Seminole Hwy, Madison, WI 53711, USA
Address: Rock Island State Park Road, Rock Island State Park Rd, Washington, WI, USA
Address: Hartman Creek State Park, E470 Golke Rd, Waupaca, WI 54981, USA
Address: Interstate State Park, 1275 WI-35, St Croix Falls, WI 54024, USA
Address: Cedarburg Bog State Natural Area, WI-33, Saukville, WI 53080, USA
Address: Governor Dodge State Park, 4175 WI-23, Dodgeville, WI 53533, USA
Address: MacKenzie Center, W7303 County Rd Cs And, Q, Poynette, WI 53955, USA
Address: Wildcat Mountain State Park, E13660 WI-33, Ontario, WI 54651, USA
Address: Harrington Beach State Park, 531 Co Rd D, Belgium, WI 53004, USA
Address: State Park Lane, State Park Ln, Wyalusing, WI 53801, USA
Address: Mirror Lake, Wisconsin, USA
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Best hikes in Wisconsin

July 23, 2022

Are there any waterfalls in Osceola?

As a matter of fact, there is a wonderful waterfall in Osceola! And perhaps the best part is, you don’t have to hike to get there. Located right in the middle of downtown, Cascade Falls are a favorite spot for locales and visitors alike. The falls are about 25 feet high and you can even walk behind them to take in a different perspective of their beauty.

Where can I find a Wisconsin fish fry?

In Wisconsin, fish frys are iconic events that take place all over the state. Locals and visitors alike love this typically outdoor (at least during the cooking part) gathering where a wide variety of fish — Bluegill, Lake Perch, Grouper, Barramundi, Catfish, and Walleye Pike, just to name a few — are cooked on a roaring fire, then carefully deboned by fish fry “artisans” at your table. Add boiled potatoes, corn, bread, and a host of other sides and you’ve got one of the most delicious and fun dinners you can imagine! The fish frys are also great ways to meet people, as sometimes the meals are served community style.

I’m looking for a fun day trip in Wisconsin.

There are lots of fun day trip options in Wisconsin and one of them is a wonderful small town called Spring Green. Only about an hour’s drive west of downtown Madison, Spring Green is home to a wealth of cultural attractions. If you enjoy theater productions, be sure to visit the 1,148-seat outdoor American Players Theatre. In the little downtown area, you can meander in and out of numerous galleries, and patronize a wide array of delicious eateries. And if you’re a Frank Lloyd Wright fan, his former home called Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin, and another of his creations, House on the Rock, are both located here.

Address: Kohler-Andrae State Park, 1020 Beach Park Ln, Sheboygan, WI 53081, USA
Address: Horicon Marsh, Wisconsin, USA
Address: University of Wisconsin–Madison Arboretum, 1207 Seminole Hwy, Madison, WI 53711, USA
Address: Rock Island State Park Road, Rock Island State Park Rd, Washington, WI, USA
Address: Hartman Creek State Park, E470 Golke Rd, Waupaca, WI 54981, USA
Address: Interstate State Park, 1275 WI-35, St Croix Falls, WI 54024, USA
Address: Cedarburg Bog State Natural Area, WI-33, Saukville, WI 53080, USA
Address: Governor Dodge State Park, 4175 WI-23, Dodgeville, WI 53533, USA
Address: MacKenzie Center, W7303 County Rd Cs And, Q, Poynette, WI 53955, USA
Address: Wildcat Mountain State Park, E13660 WI-33, Ontario, WI 54651, USA
Address: Harrington Beach State Park, 531 Co Rd D, Belgium, WI 53004, USA
Address: State Park Lane, State Park Ln, Wyalusing, WI 53801, USA
Address: Mirror Lake, Wisconsin, USA