Oak Leaf River Trail

EASY 10 reviews

Oak Leaf River Trail is a 19.3 mile out and back trail located near Milwaukee, Wisconsin that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
19.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
528 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

fishing

hiking

road biking

trail running

walking

lake

river

3 months ago

I loved this trail great scenery! However, spiders were an issue at times, but the trail was amazing and it's near one of my favorite golf courses.

5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

road biking
Friday, May 06, 2016

Sunday, September 20, 2015

I used to ride my bike from shorewood through downtown multiple times per day and loved the change in environment throughout. It goes from suburban feeling to urban to woodsy and back to urban and it is nice if you're not looking for that solitude. I like that i've seen some weird creatures on this trail as well.

If you are looking for that solitude there are points along the trail were you can veer off and get down to the river and sit on the banks and watch ducks or herons or the strange river creatures. If i was a mountain biker i would definitely explore doing that because I once found some kids with their BMX bikes in this dirt area jumping hills in the trees off the trail.

Saturday, August 08, 2015

road biking
Sunday, August 03, 2014

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

trail running
Sunday, May 30, 2010

I ran this trail several times while preparing for a marathon. While it is rumored that the trail will provide more off-road pathways in the future, at this time it seems that the much of the trail follows city streets. It is mostly flat, paved, and does have a nice off-road stretch along Lake Michigan (Bay View) as well as the Menomonee River (Wauwatosa). There are other runners on the trail, but it is is largely used for biking.