Oak Leaf Trail
Etiquette & Safety | Milwaukee By Bike Map
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!
Work to Affect Oak Leaf Trail in Greenfield Park, Tentatively Nov 4-8, 2013
A new bridge over the Oak Leaf Trail in Greenfield Park, near the service yard, is to be installed. Work is scheduled to begin Mon, Nov. 4, limiting access to half the trail width, and at some times, briefly and temporarily closing the trail. Watch this page for details.
Forestry work to improve safety along the East Side Bike Trail (Layfayette Place to Locust) will involve intermittent closures of trail segments with minor rerouting.
FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY, PLEASE PAY ATTENTION TO POSTED SIGNAGE!
Estabrook Park - Area of Storm Damage to Trail
- East Branch of OLT - just west of Wilson Drive and south of Congress, exercise caution
- West Branch of OLT - just west of Estabrook Parkway and south of Congress, exercise caution
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 114 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."
Biennial "Milwaukee by Bike" Map
Produced by the Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin, the map brings together bike routes of the City of Milwaukee and Milwaukee County. Visit the Milwaukee by Bike website (external link)