Route: Oak Leaf Trail, Menomonee River Line (WI)

Submitted by Moo Moo Da Cow on Sun, 10/17/2021 - 03:03pm
Wisconsin, US
14.93 mi
Vertical Gain
265 ft

The Oak Leaf Trail is a multi-use trail system with over 135 miles of trail for cycling, roller blading, walking, birding and running around Milwaukee County. Nearly a quarter of the trail hugs the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan. The trail system is mostly smooth asphalt, with dozens of easily accessed connections that take you just about anywhere in the Milwaukee metro area. Portions of the trail are on Milwaukee County parkways, shared with traffic, and some sections use municipal streets. 

Starting from Dretzka Park in the northwest corner of the County, the Menomonee branch follows the Little Menomonee River Parkway and the Menomonee River Parkway. The trail passes through Currie Park and Hoyt Park before reaching downtown Wauwatosa. The branch line then follows the Honey Creek Parkway past Jacobus Park and on to Doyne Park. (You can run the other direction, but the trail is net downhill as described.)