Bike Trail Guide to Lake COuntry

Find Biking Trails in Lake Country and Waukesha County

One of the top things that Lake Country families have been doing more in 2020 is BIKING!  The safer at home time had its challenges and the social distancing challenges still remain; however, Lake Country Family Fun believes in finding the positives in every situation. {Remember our 40 day safer at home positivity challenge?}  Families have been enjoying biking and many kids have even ditched their training wheels during safer at home (our five year old did on Easter!).  But maybe you are asking:

Where can I bike in lake country or Waukesha county near me?

If you are ready to venture out and try some new trails, we’ve got you covered with this guide. Waukesha County boasts many awesome places to bike, so we hope you’ll love this guide, continue biking and continue finding the POSITIVE in every situation.  If you are looking for more ways to enjoy the outside or great outdoors this year, click here for 10 ideas.

Please thank our Biking Guide Sponsor:

The Ingleside Hotel (ReopeneD on May 29)

Conveniently located right off of I-94 in Pewaukee, the newly renovated Ingleside Hotel features 192 guest rooms and suites, 40,000 square feet of flexible meeting and banquet space, Springs Indoor Water Park and Didi’s Supper Club.

Guests appreciate the numerous amenities available at The Ingleside Hotel.  Some of those include an indoor pool, newly renovated fitness center, onsite dining, onsite bicycle rentals and Springs Water Park.  {The rental is $10 per bike.  They are available to rent between 7:00 am and 9:00 pm.} In addition to many recreational options on the property, there are numerous off-site options located adjacent to the property including a golf course, spa, and wooded walking/bike trails. 

Springs Water Park, a popular destination for families, offers 45,000 square feet of indoor year-round fun. Water Park attractions include tube and body slides, a meandering lazy river, activity pool, indoor/outdoor hot tub, and zero-depth pool. Additional features include an amazing arcade and snack bar.


For a limited time, the Ingleside is offering a special $99 Overnight Water Park Rate valid on Friday nights between May 29th – December 30th, 2020.

Call 262.547.0201 and mention 99GETAWAY or click on this link.
Promotion is valid through July 31, 2020. Subject to availability. Blackout dates apply.

8 Places to Bike with your Family in waukesha County

  1. BUGLINE TRAIL (Menomonee Falls to Merton)
    •  Asphalt trail
    • 15.6 miles long
    • Trail end points are:
      • Grand Avenue (Menomonee Falls) 
      • Hartman Road (Merton)
    • View the trail map here
    • It goes right by Madeline Park in Sussex (aka the “Train Park”) and it goes by Sussex Village Park
    • You can access Menomonee Park (County Park) through the Bugline trail as well.
  2. LAKE COUNTRY TRAIL (Oconomowoc to Waukesha)
    •  Asphalt Trail
    • 15.2 miles long
    • Trail end points are:
      • W. Jefferson St. and S. Franklin St. (Oconomowoc)  
      • Landsberg Center Trailhead on Golf Rd. (Waukesha)
    • View the trail map here
    • In Delafield, you can catch up with the Cushing Park Road Recreational trail.
    • The trail goes right behind the Ingleside Hotel (luckily they have bike rentals for their guests!)
  3. NEW BERLIN RECREATIONAL TRAIL (New Berlin to Waukesha)
    •  Asphalt
    • 7 miles long
    • Trail end points:
      • S. 124th St. between W. Honey Ln. and W. Forest Dr. (New Berlin) 
      • Dead end of Lincoln Ave., 0.3 mile east of Frederick St./ Perkins Ave. (Waukesha)
    • You can view the trail map here.
    • This trail connects to many other trails:
      • East: Connects to Hank Aaron Trail and Oak Leaf Trail
      • West: Connects to Fox River Trail and Glacial Drumlin trail 
  4. GLACIAL DRUMLIN TRAIL (Very long trail that had trail end point in Waukesha)
    • Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Gravel
    • 52 miles long
    • Trail end points:
      • S. Main Street and Clark Street (Cottage Grove)
      • Fox River Sanctuary at W. College Ave. and Sentry Dr. (Waukesha)
    • You can stop at Mama D’s in Wales right along the trail
    • View a trail map here.
    • NOTE: A State Trail Pass ($25 annually/$5 daily) is required for bicyclists and in-line skaters ages 16 and older. 
  5. MUSKEGO RECREATIONAL TRAIL (Franklin to Big Bend)
    • Crushed Stone, Dirt
    • 6.7 miles long
    • Trail end points:
      • S. North Cape Rd. at City of Franklin Trail (Franklin)
      • Edgewood Avenue (Big Bend)
    • This trail connects seamlessly with the City of Franklin Hike and Bike Trail at the Milwaukee–Waukesha county line.
  6.  FOX RIVER TRAIL (Waukesha along Fox River)
    •  Asphalt
    • 6 miles long
    • Trail end points:
      • Frame Park at E. Moreland Blvd./US 18 
      • Fox River Park near River Rd. and Lawnsdale Rd.
    •  View the trail map here
    • At the north end of the trail, you can find the awesome Frame Park.
  7.  MEADOWBROOK TRAIL (Waukesha on Meadowbrook Road)
    • Concrete
    • 2.4 miles
    • Trail end points:
      • Lake Country Recreation Trail at Meadowbrook Road
      • Summit Avenue and Meadowbrook Road
    • Stop near the Trail End of Summit and Meadowbrook at the NEW Burn Boot Camp Waukesha for an awesome workout (if the biking wasn’t enough)
    •  Asphalt
    • 3 miles long
    • Trail end points:
      • Cushing Park Rd. and Kettle Moraine Dr.
      • Cushing Park Rd. and Main St.
    • This trail connects the Lake Country Recreational Trail and the Glacial Drumlin Trail
    • Park also crosses by the Wisconsin State Park – Lapham

Note: Biking is allowed on any PAVED trail in any Waukesha County Park. For example, there is a one mile paved trail around Fox Brook Park in Brookfield. County Park fees apply.

Is Mountain Biking your thing?  Learn more about the MOUNTAIN BIKING TRAIL at Minooka Park in Waukesha County Park.

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