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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!
FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY, PLEASE PAY ATTENTION TO POSTED SIGNAGE
Oak Leaf Trail at Watertown Plank Road Closures
Due to its condition, the existing bridge deck is being removed on a slower than anticipated schedule. The Oak Leaf Trail will be closed through Friday (8/18) to avoid falling debris. Closure dates depend on work progress and weather.
Detour from the Northeast
Detour from the Southwest
Temporary Trail Detours
During Zoo-Interchange Project
Please follow detour signage for segments of the Hank Aaron State Trail (closed through Summer '18), as well as segments of the Oak Leaf Trail and Deer Creek Trail (temporary alternating closures through Fall '17). Closures are due to the reconstruction of the I-94 bridge over Underwood Creek.
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 expected to be completed in 2018. Please stay out of areas where vegetation is being established.
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.
FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY, PLEASE PAY ATTENTION TO POSTED SIGNAGE!
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."