Waukesha County

Waukesha County has over 60 miles of trails throughout the Park System.

Each of our eight Parks have a different difficulty level and length for all hiking and walking enthusiasts. You will find diverse scenery along your travels on wood chipped, grass or paved trails. Click on the FIND A PARK button to the right to view a County wide map of our park locations.



Welcome to the Waukesha County Parks linear trail system. Our 26 miles of unique and scenic recreational opportunities are great for hikers, bikers, runners, and families with strollers. Seeking trails for mountain biking? We have something for you too at Minooka Park.

View biking trail maps and info:

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

Enjoy diverse HIKING experiences on Retzer Nature Center's Nature Trail Loop, Fen Boardwalk Trail, Prairie Vista Trail, or winter Snowshoe trails. From early morning bird watching to evening star gazing, there is an outdoor discovery awaiting everyone at Retzer Nature Center.

The award winning Adventure Trail provides the opportunity to use one’s sense of sight, sound, smell, and touch in discovering the wonders of nature. Native Wisconsin plants, birds, and animals are highlighted along these 800 foot paved trails. Raised bumps on the handrail encircling the trail mark the location of 30 interpreting Braille and raised letter signs. Printed guides and audio cassettes available at the nature center desk also explain the 30 special features. The Adventure Trail became a reality in 1994, thanks to the planning, cooperation, and efforts of a dedicated group of citizens and "The Friends" of Retzer Nature Center.

Click here for the Retzer Trail map.

Call (262) 896-8007 for Trail Information.

S14 W28167 Madison St
Waukesha, WI 53188

General Information: (262) 896-8007

To schedule a school or scout program: (262) 970-6680

Nature Center Grounds: Sunrise - 10 pm 
Visitor Center: 8 am - 4:30 pm


Cross Country Skiing

The Park System has over 16 miles of groomed cross-country ski trails. Cross-country ski trails are expertly groomed and tracked weekly for both skating and diagonal techniques

More Information:

Park Hours: Sunrise to 10pm (Year-Round)
Daily Entrance Fee: $5 per car | $22 per bus
Park System Office
515 W. Moreland Blvd. Rm AC 230 Waukesha, WI 53188
Business Hours: M-F, 8-4:30 pm (excluding Holidays)
Phone: (262) 548-7801 | Email: parksinfo@waukeshacounty.gov

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