Explore the Fox Cities’ newest trail, the Kaukauna Locks Trail! The 1.3-mile trail is perfect for walking, running, or biking and follows the five locks on the Fox River. The trail starts at the Veterans Memorial Lift Bridge in Kaukauna and follows the path of the Fox River locks. These locks represent the steepest drop in elevation on the 39-mile long system—in just over 1 mile, the river drops 50.4 feet. Without the locks, navigation of the river would be impossible. The trail passes one of two swing bridges built in 1901 that is still in use by the railroad today, passes the historic Grignon Mansion, and provides beautiful views of the Fox River. During summer months, guests on the trail can watch the locks open and close to boat traffic. The Kaukauna locks were first built in 1856 and were restored from 2000-2015.
The trail was funded thanks to a $300,000 grant from the David L. and Rita E. Nelson Family Fund within the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region.
Parts of the trail are paved, parts are gravel
Free roadside parking