Waukesha County

Waukesha County Park System Trails

The park system offers a variety of trails for enjoyment in all seasons. 


Paved Recreational Trails & Mountain Bike Trails

The Recreational Trail system offers over 35 miles of paved trails with unique and scenic experiences! No permit or membership is required to access these trails: 

Minooka Park offers single-track mountain bike trails that are ideal for riders of all levels. daily permit or annual membership* is required to access Minooka Park and trails.

View trail conditions and closures on the Park System Alerts page.

Enlarge Map of All Recreational Trails (pdf)


 

  • Bugline Trail

    Bugline Trail

    The Bugline Trail is a 16-mile trail from Appleton Ave (S.T.H 175) in Menomonee Falls to the west end of North Lake in the Town of Merton. It owes its existence to the quarries near Lannon: Trains once hauled famed Lannon Stone from the deep limestone pits which still operate today. A look down into the quarries from the trail is an impressive sight. Further along, perhaps you'll be able to spot homes built from the Lannon Stone. Dense woods close to the trail often hide the fact that much of your ride is through suburbs.

    Tip: The Menomonee Park trailhead features bike racks, an informational kiosk, and a bicycle tune-up station. 

    Tip: click map to enlarge (pdf)

    Where to park:

    • Menomonee Park (map) near mile marker 4
    • Madeline Park (map) near mile marker 7
    • Village Park (map) near mile marker 8
    • Lisbon Community Park (map) near mile marker 11
    • Fireman's Park (map) near mile marker 13

    View trail conditions and closures


  • Lake Country Trail

    Lake Country Trail

    The Lake Country Trail is a 15-mile trail located on the former Milwaukee-Watertown Interurban Railway. It runs east-west through the middle of Waukesha County (north of I-94) through rolling terrain with scenic views of the mid-kettle moraine area, including the Landsberg Center trailhead, Pewaukee Lake, Naga-Waukee Park, Naga-Waukee Golf Course, Nagawicka Lake, historic City of Delafield, Upper and Lower Nemahbin Lakes, and Roosevelt Park in the City of Oconomowoc. 

    It was popular in the late 1800s as a direct link between Waukesha and the Oconomowoc Lake Country, and utilizes the Wisconsin Electric Power Company right-of-way.

    Tip: click map to enlarge (pdf)

    Where to park:

    • Landsberg Center Trailhead (map) mile marker 0
    • Naga-Waukee War Memorial Golf Course (map) mile marker 5
    • Naga-Waukee Park (map) near mile marker 6
    • Naga-Waukee Ice Arena (map) near mile marker 6
    • Fish Hatchery Sports Complex (map) near mile marker 8
    • Nemahbin Trailhead (map) mile marker 9
    • Roosevelt Park (map) mile marker 15

    View trail conditions and closures


  • New Berlin Trail

    New Berlin Trail

    The New Berlin Trail is a seven-mile lineal recreation trail located on the Wisconsin Electric Power Company right-of-way in the City of New Berlin. It extends from S. 124th Street just south of Greenfield Ave. (State Hwy 59) at the Milwaukee-Waukesha County line to Lincoln Avenue in Waukesha.

    Connections:

    Tip: click map to enlarge (pdf)

    Where to park:

    • Greenfield Park (map) in Milwaukee County - mile marker 0
    • Sunnyslope Road (map) near mile marker 1
    • Buena Park (map) between mile markers 2 & 3
    • Springdale Road (map) near mile marker 6

    View trail conditions and closures

  • Fox River Trail

    Fox River Trail

    The Fox River Trail is a 3.5-mile connector trail between the City of Pewaukee and the City of Brookfield. It runs from North Avenue in Pewaukee through scenic woodlands to Brookfield Road in Brookfield.

    Project is Complete - Trail is OPEN

    Stay tuned for a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in Spring 2023




    Tip: click map to enlarge (external link to interactive map)

    View trail conditions and closures

  • Minooka Park Mountain Bike Trails

    Minooka Park Mountain Bike Trails

    Minooka Park is home to a system of dedicated mountain bike trails that are a regional destination for enthusiasts across the midwest. It has 4 miles of single-track mountain bike trails that are designed for different skill levels, from beginner to advanced. The loops cover a variety of terrain. 

    Minooka Park requires a daily permit or annual permit* for access to the park and trails.

    Vehicle Parking:

    • Minooka Park (Picnic Area 5)

    View trail conditions and closures on the Park System Alerts page.

Trail Condition Alerts

View more trail conditions and closures on the Park System Alerts page.


Mountain Bike Trails at Minooka Park

Updated Nov 21, 2022

Minooka Park's Mountain Bike Trails are closed.


Lake Country Trail

Updated Aug 29, 2022

Temporary long-term closure:

• from East Jefferson Street in Oconomowoc to the Summit Avenue Substation (see map)
• Oct 3, 2022 - March 31, 2023
• For American Transmission Company (ATC) high power utility line rebuild project
• Multiple stages will be required for this project: the area will be blocked and trail covered with protective mats for the duration of the project

Be mindful of closures and find alternate routes during construction. 



Biking in Waukesha County Parks

Unless otherwise noted, biking is permitted on all paved trails within Waukesha County Parks.
Bikes are not permitted on natural or wood-chipped trails. 
daily permit or annual membership is required to access parks and trails.


Trail Etiquette:

  • Be courteous and respectful of others along the trail
  • Stay on the designated trail
  • Don't block the trail - pull off on shoulder to stop
  • Keep the trail clean - don't litter
  • Keep right - announce yourself and pass on the left
  • Keep dogs under control and leashed
  • Pick up all animal waste
  • Travel at a safe and controlled speed

To report hazardous trail conditions, call 262-548-7801
For emergencies, call 9-1-1