Bubolz Nature Preserve

Appleton, WI
Length: Varies
Type: Loop

About This Trail

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With over 8.5 miles of trails, Bubolz Nature Preserve in Appleton, Wisconsin offers year round access to nature.  The trail systems offers five trail options for hiking, walking, snowshoeing and cross country skiing.  There are 725 Acres of mixed habitat and 2 ponds.

The flat, wide, manicured trails are great for hikers of all abilities.  They are mostly packed dirt.   There are many loops for varying your hike scenery and distance.  A jogging type stroller would do OK in the summer months, but a carrier is recommended other times of the year.

The Environmental Center is open Tue – Fri from 8am – 4:30pm; Saturday from 11am – 4pm and Sunday from Noon – 4pm.

The trails are open year round, dawn to dusk.

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Trail Features

Surface type Dirt
Stroller friendly Yes
ADA accessible No
Water fountains Yes
Bathrooms No
Cell reception Excellent
Pet friendly No
Nearby convenience store Yes
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles

Trail highlights

Creek / River, Mud Puddles, Natural Play Area, Picnic Area, Shaded Hike, Shelter, Viewpoint, Visitor Center, and Wildlife Viewing

In addition to hiking, the preserve also has several events and programs throughout the year.

The environmental center has a small gift shop with many nature themed items. Also several animal displays in the building.

Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $2.00

A $2 trail donation per person is encouraged and there is a box at the trailhead. There are also membership options.

There is a large designated parking lot.

Trail Contributor

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Jami is one of the Co-Ambassadors for HiB Appleton.  She helped start the Appleton branch in September 2016 shortly after her daughter was born.  She has always been a lover of the outdoors and loves sharing her passion with her daughter and fellow hikers.  When not hiking with HiB, she is often camping or getting with her husband, daughter, and two dogs (who also make regular appearances on hikes.)

Trail Head


Trail Map

Getting There


Take Highway 41 north to County OO (Northland Ave. Exit #139) exit right (east). Second stoplight -Turn (left) north onto County A (Lynndale Drive).The Preserve entrance is located 1.7 miles from Cty OO and Cty A intersection on the left side of the road.


Take Highway 41 south to Highway 47(Richmond)(right) north. Turn (left) west onto County JJ, then turn (left)south onto County A (Lynndale Drive). The Preserve entrance is located 1 mile from the intersection of Cty JJ and Cty A on the right side of the road.