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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.

No Hunting and trapping allowed on trail

Hunting and trapping are not allowed on the trail corridor.

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General Trail Etiquette

Because the Hank Aaron State Trail is made up in part of parkway drives and municipal streets, you must obey all traffic signs and signals.

Obey All Signs & Signals

  • Follow the Rules of the Road
  • Use proper hand signals. To avoid a collision, trail users and drivers need to know where you are going.
  • Obey trail closures and respect maintenance staff

Stay on Designated Trail Facilities: Respect Plant, Wildlife, & Other Neighbors Along the Trail

  •  Do not ride on park lawns, walks, or foot trails. Riding in undesignated areas is unsafe and can damage the landscape.

Travel at Responsible Speeds—Safe for Conditions

  • Slow down when approaching a turn or other users.
  • Be prepared to slow down and stop. 
  • Always yield to slower traffic.
  • Downhill traffic yields to uphill traffic.
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Stay to the Right

  • Ride, walk, run, or skate on the right-hand side of the trail and roadways, and with the flow of traffic.
  • When stopping, move to the right, off the pathway.

Pass with Care

  • Alert people before passing them with your voice ("On your left") or a bell.
  • Look for acknowledgment when passing and acknowledge when being passed. If you are the person being passed, acknowledge the signal with a wave and move to the right.
  • When passing or being passed do so single file.

Be Aware of Your Surroundings

  • Be aware of others around, in front, or behind you on the trail.
  • Limit distractions by not using a phone or headphones.
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Keep Fido Leashed & Pick Up Their Waste Immediately

  • Leash should be no longer than 8 ft and don't allow it to cross the path, causing a biker or skater to fall onto your dog. 
  • You must pick up your dog's waste immediately for disposal at your home.
  • Your dog is not allowed in areas posted “No Dogs Allowed”.

Be Visible, Use Lights when Traveling in Low-Light Conditions.

  • Wear brightly colored clothing. Make yourself visible to other trail users and drivers. 
  • Use headlights. When it's dark, use a white headlight, mounted on your handlebars or helmet, and a red rear reflector or light.
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Care about your brain! 

  • Wear a helmet! Also use appropriate protective equipment such as knee pads for in-line skating.  

Skate on City Sidewalks 

  • When on municipal street segments of the trail, skate on the sidewalk. In-line skating is not allowed on city streets.

Remember that Group Use Requires Increased Attention

  • If more than 10 people are in your group, consider traveling in multiple smaller groups or waves.
  • Only ride/walk/run two abreast so as not to cause a hazard to others.
  • Allow enough room between participants to transition into single file.

Please be respectful and courteous to help ensure that everyone’s experiences are enjoyable and safe.


Safety & Security Concerns

If you have any safety or security concerns about any part of the trail, please contact us. We will put out a notice to other Trail users on social media.