Bike, hike, run or stroll on over 125 miles of paved trails throughout Milwaukee County. Explore miles of Forked Aster trails, four mountain bike trails and a river trail.
Learn more about the entire network of trails by reading the 2007 Trails Network Master Plan.
Explore over 125 miles of paved trails that loop around Milwaukee County. The majority of the Oak leaf Trail is paved asphalt, with connectors along parkway drives and municipal streets. Nearly a quarter of the trail hugs the shoreline of Lake Michigan and multiple access points are available around the Milwaukee metro area.
Explore the OLT
Explore woodlands, prairie, beaches, orchards and grassland areas throughout the county by following trails marked with 'Forked Aster' signage. These trails are ideal for short, scenic hikes or runs and can be found in 28 parks. These natural trails may be topped with wood chippings, but expect to encounter some mud and uneven surfaces.
Find a Nature Trail
Four mountain bike trails are open year-round in Milwaukee County Parks. The Metro Mountain Bikers provide trail-condition updates.
Find a Mountain Bike Trail
The Milwaukee Urban Water Trail is a route for canoes, kayaks and other small non-motorized boats on the urban portions of Milwaukee's three rivers: Milwaukee River, Menomonee River and Kinnickinnic River. The Water Trail has several access points in Milwaukee County Parks.
Explore the River Trail