Description: The MRK Trail (Milwaukee-Racine-Kenosha) is 5 miles long and is located in northeast Racine County. It runs along a power line that is next to the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad ROW, and it is relatively flat. The northern end of the trail is at Seven Mile Road, just east of STH 32 and one mile south of the Milwaukee County line. The southern end is at Layard Street in Racine, a little over a mile northwest of downtown Racine. The trail isn't very scenic, with power lines and a railroad adjacent, but it is a fast way to get from Milwaukee County to the City of Racine.
Length: 5 miles
Surface: Crushed Limestone
Access Fee: free
Facilities on the Trail: There is a spur to Cliffside Park on the northern segment. The southern terminus ends near lots of chain businesses.
Connections: There are no direct connections to any other trail. However, the northern terminus is only about three miles from the Oak Leaf Trail North Shore Spur in Oak Creek. Follow Seven Mile Road west for 1/2 mile, STH 32 north for 1.5 miles, and then County Line Road west for 1 mile. In the City of Racine there are some trails to follow, as shown on a photo below.
Photos: (taken 8/2/03)
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