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!


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 Closures - Beginning Mon., Dec. 8, 2015
The Lake Park bridge above Ravine Road and Ravine Road will be closed for maintenance. Watch this page for updates.

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.

 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.

With this link you will leave the Milwaukee County Parks site. The Milwaukee by Bike site will appear in a new browser window. From their left-hand navigation bar, select "Bike Maps." To return to this page, simply close the Milwaukee by Bike window.


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