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!


Menomonee River Pkwy & Church Street
The morning of Thurs., Sept. 25, 2014, flaggers will direct bike traffic on the path. Trail patrons are reminded to obey signage and the direction of the flaggers.

Utility Line Clearance

Mon., Sept. 29, 2014, crews will be working along the OLT segment from Locust Street north to Providence Avenue. Work will be performed from 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Trail access will be available, but users are reminded to use caution when traveling through the work zones. Work zones will be marked with signage and cones. Work is scheduled to be completed by Oct. 3, 2014, weather permitting.


Underwood Creek Parkway Construction
The Oak Leaf Trail along the Underwood Creek Parkwayfrom Fairview Avenue south to Washington Avenue—will be closed for reconstruction. See the construction map or detour map


Forestry Work 
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.

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 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."   

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)


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2012 Northern
Oak Leaf Trail Extension Map

The map of the extension can be used in conjunction with the 2011 Milwaukee By Bike map. See the 2012 northern extension map



2011 Map:
"Milwaukee by Bike" 

Produced by the Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin, the map brings together the Oak Leaf Trail, and bike routes of the City of Milwaukee and municipalities of Milwaukee County. Visit the Milwaukee by Bike website.

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