Oak Leaf Trail - Paved for Bicycling and Multi-use

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Oak Leaf Recreational Trail
Milwaukee County's Paved Multi-Use Trail Network

The Best Urban Bike Trail
Best of Milwaukee 2012 & 2013 Award Winner
Please exercise caution on the trail, especially after heavy rainfall!


Temporary Trail Detour During the Zoo-Interchange Project
Please follow detour signage during this time


Oak Leaf Trail: Line-clearance work
Scheduled to begin April 30
Asplundh Tree Service will be conducting overhead line-clearance work near the North Avenue bridge. Asplundh will access the OLT at the Cambridge Street entrance and travel south. Limited, cautious travel through the work zone will be available.


Lake Park Bridge and Ravine Road Closure
The Lake Park bridge above Ravine Road is open to pedestrian-only traffic. Ravine Road is closed until further notice.

Ravine Restoration in Warnimont Park
On the east side of South Lake Drive, north of Ramsey, restoration work is being done, with completion expected by late June. Use caution when on the trails in this area..


Forestry Work 
Forestry work to improve safety along the Northeast section of the OLT (Mill Road to Brown Deer Road) will involve intermittent closures of trail segments with minor rerouting.

Hank Aaron State Trail Connection to Oak Leaf Trail
Hank Aaron State Trail will be closed to pedestrians from 94th Pl to Oak Leaf Trail through late 2017 for project construction.

Milwaukee County Trails Map

Purchase the NEW
Milwaukee County Trails Map & Park Guide

The 24x36, 2-sided map and guide includes

  • the Oak Leaf Trail
  • Hank Aaron State Trail
  • Municipal Off-Road Trails
  • Corridors of the Oak Leaf Discovery Tour

Locations are also marked for other land and water trails, plus park facilities!

 Escape to the Oak Leaf Trail, a treasure of the Milwaukee County Park System. You'll be drawn to the pastoral beauty of remote trail segments, and joining you will be bikers, skaters, runners, and walkers leaving the bustle of everyday life behind.

The trail features 118 miles of multiple loops through all the major parkways and parks in the system. Loops are composed of off-road paved trails, park drives, and municipal streets where necessary to ensure continuity.

To better orient you in relation to major city streets, the Parks Department has begun a multi-phase project of marking the trail. The first phase marked the trail along Lincoln Memorial Drive from Ogden Avenue to Locust Street. Additional segments will be marked as funds become available. Street signs also mark the trail for your convenience.

When using the trail, please follow the basic rules of etiquette and safety.

Mountain biking is only allowed on the new "Mountain Bike Trails."   



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