Map of bike paths / walking paths in the Milwaukee area


Recreational trails for walking, running and cycling in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Milwaukee, Wisconsin map area

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Beerline Trail

Beverly Hills Trail

Brown Deer Trail

Bugline Trail

Downtown Milwaukee Riverwalk

Fox Brook Park Trail

Glacial Drumlin State Trail

Hank Aaron State Trail

Hoyt Park Trail

Lake Country Recreation Trail

Little Menomonee River Greenway

Loomis Road Trail

Menomonee River Trail

Moorland Road Trail

Muskego Recreation Trail

Oak Leaf Trail

Ozaukee Interurban Trail

Seven Waters Bike Trail




Regional Trails

Milwaukee is located in the southeastern part of the State of Wisconsin. The city is situated on the banks of Lake Michigan and is 90 miles north of Chicago, Illinois.

Milwaukee has numerous paved recreational trails for walking, running and bike riding. These trails can be used for getting some outdoor exercise, doing some sight-seeing, access to parks and other attractions or for commuting to work or to school. There are many local trails and also some Wisconsin State Trails that criss cross the urban area or head out in to the countryside.

Downtown Milwaukee Riverwalk

The Downtown Milwaukee Riverwalk is a system of paved pathways that stretch for 2.5 miles along the Milwaukee River in the downtown area. The pathways stretch from E. Pittsburgh Avenue to N. Humboldt Avenue and connect to the Oak Leaf Trail at the north end. The trail goes past office buildings, apartments, restaurants, lanscaped parks and plazas, the theater district including the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts.

Both sides of the Milwaukee River has paved pathways and there are pedestrian paths on numerous bridges for getting from one side to the other.

Hank Aaron State Trail

The Hank Aaron State Trail a 12-mile long mostly paved trail system that is located in Milwaukee in Southeastern Wisconsin. The trail is located in the middle of the urban area and extends from Highway 18 near W. Underwood Parkway to the Lake Michigan waterfront area. The trail is continuous for the most part, but may require trail users to travel along streets to get from one section to the next.

The trail is open for walking, running, bike riding and dog walking. It provides a great way to do some sight-seeing as well.

The Hank Aaron State Trail goes past the following points of interest: Underwood Creek Parkway, Chippewa Park, Milwaukee County Zoo, Wisconsin State Fair Park, Three Bridges Park, Mitchel Park, Marquette University's Valley Fields, Shimek Memorial Track & Field Facility, Menomonee River, Lakeshore State Park, and the Marcus Amphitheater.

In the lakefront area, trail users can connect with the Oak Leaf Trail that continues to the north along the water and also heads inland along the Milwaukee River Greenway.

Read more about the Hank Arron State Trail

Oak Leaf Trail

The Oak Leaf Trail is a system of over 108 miles of paved pathways and designated roadways that wraps around the Milwaukee urban area. There are multiple separate pathways that wander through local parks, residential neighborhoods, commercial areas or follow alongside roadways throughout Milwaukee.

Much of the Oak Leaf Trail follows the shore of Lake Michigan to the north and south of Downtown Milwaukee. These lakefront trails go through local parks, past athletic fields, museums, golf courses and marinas. Other sections are located along natural waterways such as the Milwaukee River, the Menomonee River, the Root River, Underwood Creek and Oak Creek.

Read more about the Oak Leaf Trail

Bugline Trail

The Bugline Trail is a 15.7-mile long paved pathway that spans between North Lake and Menomonee Falls. This area is located to the northwest of Milwaukee. The route of the trail includes local parks, residential neighborhoods, industrial areas, commercial centers and gravel mining operations.

Read more about the Bugline Trail

Ozaukee Interurban Trail

The Ozaukee Interurban Trail is a 30-mile long paved pathway located to the north of the Milwaukee urban area. It was constructed along the abandoned railroad corridor of the Interurban Railway that linked Ozuakee County to the City of Milwaukee and Sheboygan. This was an electric railway system for commuters that ended operations in 1951.

The trail extends across the entire length of Ozaukee County in a north-south direction. The pathway connects the communities of Mequon, Thiensville, Cedarburg, Grafton, Port Washington and Belgium. The south end of the Ozaukee Interurban Trail connects to the Brown Deer Trail at W. County Line Road on the north side of Milwaukee. From the Brown Deer Trail, trail users can connect to the Oak Leaf Trail to the north of W. Silver Spring Drive.

Read more about the Ozukee Interurban Trail

Glacial Drumlin State Trail

The Glacial Drumlin State Trail is a 52-mile long, mostly unpaved, pathway that stretches between Cottage Grove and Waukesha in Southeastern Wisconsin. This trail links the urban area of Madison with the urban area of Milwaukee. The trail was built along an abandoned railroad right-of-way.

The western end of the Glacial Drumlin State Trail is located at Sentry Drive off of N. Prairie Avenue in Waukesha, west of Milwaukee. This is also the location of the Fox River Trail. The Glacial Drumlin State Trail then heads to the west, traveling cross country through agricultural areas and several local communities.

Read more about the Glacial Drumlin State Trail

Fox River Trail

The Fox River Trail is a paved trail that wanders through the greenbelt along the Fox River Parkway in Waukesha. There are over 7 miles of paved trail for walking and bike riding. The trail extends from N. Prairie Avenue and Sentry Drive to Lawndale Road. The north end of the trail is close to the Fox River Sanctuary and Saratoga Park, the south end is near Fox River Park on River Road.

Seven Waters Bike Trail

The Seven Waters Bike Trail is a paved pathway located on the southwest side of the Milwaukee urban area. The trail extends from Loomis Road to Wehmhoff Jucker Park in Burlington. The trail passes through Wind Lake, Waterford and Burlington. It also passes through Case Eagle Park and Saller Woods.


Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the recreational trails for bike riding, running and walking in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Individual Maps for Recreational Trails in Wisconsin

Here is a list of links to the individual maps for specific recreational trails in the State of Wisconsin.