Waukesha County

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Waukesha County Parks trail system offers over 35 miles of paved recreational trails with unique and scenic experiences for all! Minooka Park is home to a system of dedicated mountain bike trails that are a regional destination for enthusiasts across the midwest.

Learn more about the Pewaukee to Brookfield Connector Trail Project

Winter Maintenance:

The Parks Division conducts snow and ice control for all core park main roadways, sidewalks within the park, and select parking lots.  We also conduct the cross-country ski trail grooming and maintenance at Menomonee, Minooka, and Nashotah Parks. The Parks team also conducts the snow and ice control for the main government campus, including the 24/7 emergency operations center. 

The Parks Division does not plow most multi-use recreation trails after a snow event as these trails are designated as seasonal use to allow for winter activities including snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling.

  • Bugline Trail

    The Bugline Trail is a 16-mile trail that 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. The Menomonee Park trailhead now features new bike racks, an informational kiosk, and a bicycle tune-up station. This trail will take you from Appleton Ave (S.T.H 175) in Menomonee Falls to the west end of North Lake, in the Town of Merton.

    Map of Bugline Trail

    Vehicle Parking:

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

  • Lake Country Trail

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

    Map of Lake Country Trail

    Vehicle Parking:

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

  • New Berlin Trail

    The New Berlin Trail is a 7-mile lineal recreation trail located on the Wisconsin Electric Power Company right-of-way in the City of New Berlin.It extends from South 124th Street just south of Greenfield Ave. (S.T.H. 59) at the Milwaukee/ Waukesha County Line to Lincoln Avenue in Waukesha.The New Berlin Trail connects to the Milwaukee Oak Leaf Bike Trail in Greenfield Park. A connection to the State DNR Glacial Drumlin Trail is possible by using city streets through Waukesha.

    Map of New Berlin Trail

    Vehicle Parking:

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

  • Mountain Bike Trails

    Minooka Park 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. Park entrance fee applies ($5 daily or Waukesha County Annual Sticker).

    Vehicle Parking:

    • Minooka Park (Picnic Area 5)

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

  • Fox Water Trail

    Lakes and rivers constitute a particularly valuable component of the natural resource base of Waukesha County. Lakes and rivers enhance the aesthetic quality of the County and are focal points for water-related recreational

Biking in Waukesha County Parks

Biking is permitted on all paved trails within Waukesha County Parks, unless otherwise noted.

Bikes are not permitted on natural or wood-chipped trails. Park entrance fee applies (Daily or Waukesha County Annual Sticker).

Fox Brook Park
Enjoy the one-mile paved trail that surrounds the lake. Map of Fox Brook Park

Fox River Park
Paved trails lead you through the woods and along the Fox River. Map of Fox River Park

Menomonee Park
Paved roads through the park, with access to the Bugline Trail. Map of Menomonee Park

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
Download YourGOV mobile app to report issues
For emergencies, call 911