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 of is BIKING! What stage of biking are you in? Do you have a trailer for the littles yet? Did you kiddos recently drop their training wheels? (our five year old did on Easter!) Are your kids more grown and you enjoy taking longer rides? Whatever biking stage you are in, you may be 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.

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11 Places to Bike with your Family in Waukesha County

  • 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
    • 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.
    • The Corky Curtis Trail is under construction in Sussex. The long-term goal is providing a trail connection between downtown and the southern portion of the community. There are finished parts and future parts. You can find the map with these designations
  • LAKE COUNTRY TRAIL (Oconomowoc to Waukesha)
    • Construction DONE: Lake Country Trail Underpass at Summit Ave (State Hwy 67) April 2024 completed!

    • See Stephanie Cutler’s family checking it on in our Instagram REEL
    •  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
    • 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!)
  • 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.
    • 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 
  • GLACIAL DRUMLIN TRAIL (Very long trail that has 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.
    • NOTE: A State Trail Pass ($25 annually/$5 daily) is required for bicyclists and in-line skaters ages 16 and older. 
    • 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.
  •  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
    • At the north end of the trail, you can find the awesome Frame Park.
    • Trail Project was completed Oct 20, 2022 – Trail is OPEN!
  • FOX RIVER TRAIL (Brookfield to Pewaukee)
    • Paved
    • 3 mile trail
    • It runs from a trailhead on Watertown Road in Pewaukee through scenic wetlands and woodlands and along residential neighborhoods to Brookfield Road in Brookfield. 
    • Not connected to any other trail at this time.
  •  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
  • ICE AGE in Hartland (paved portion)
    • There is a 6.8 mile segment between Delafield and Merton in Hartland that is paved for bikers and strollers. 

A 11th Option to be completed is the Interurban trail from Watertown to Oconomowoc, which hopes to be linked up to the Lake Country Trail by 2026.

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. OR at the Emma Carlin Trail in Palmyra, WI. 

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