Waukesha, WI Trails and Parks

Waukesha has 10 trails in the vicinity, including 4 for flatwater kayaking & canoeing and 3 hiking trails. These trails range from 3 to 52.4 miles in length. The most popular trails are Glacial Drumlin State Trail, Glacial Drumlin State Trail and Retzer Nature Center Trails. Trails.com member Jennie C. recently completed Glacial Drumlin State Trail.
  • Glacial Drumlin State Trail

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    Waukesha, WI

    You’ll experience a variety of scenery, from rolling glacial hills to vast marshes to great rivers, along the Glacial Drumlin State Trail. Also of note; a glacial lake, a bison herd, and five ...
    •  52.4 miles
    •  Guide

    You’ll experience a variety of scenery, from rolling glacial hills to vast marshes to great rivers, along the Glacial Drumlin ...

  • Lapham Peak Trails

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    Waukesha, WI

    The mountain bike trails currently open in the park were relocated, in the fall of 1997, to a set of farm fields across from the main park grounds on County Highway C, to protect the park's hiking ...
    •  4.2 miles
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    The mountain bike trails currently open in the park were relocated, in the fall of 1997, to a set of farm fields across from ...

  • Waukesha

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    Waukesha, WI

    Originally called “Prairie Village” due to its proximity to a Potawatomi Indian village, Waukesha is one of the fastest-growing cities in Wisconsin. Located along the Fox River, the town name ...
    •  One day to several days
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    Originally called “Prairie Village” due to its proximity to a Potawatomi Indian village, Waukesha is one of the fastest-growing ...

  • Retzer Nature Center Trails

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    Waukesha, WI

    From a meadow overlook scan the horizon for miles around, then descend into one of the few places in this part of the state to observe the type of wetland known as a fen.
    •  1.5 hours
    •  3 miles
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    From a meadow overlook scan the horizon for miles around, then descend into one of the few places in this part of the state ...

  • Retzer Nature Center Trails

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    Waukesha, WI

    Centered around the nature center, the trail system offers a wide variety of landscapes in a relatively small area. Pass through pine forest and on to a meadow overlook where you can scan the ...
    •  1.5 hours
    •  3 miles
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    Centered around the nature center, the trail system offers a wide variety of landscapes in a relatively small area. Pass ...

  • Pewaukee River and Illinois Fox River

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    Waukesha, WI

    Here is a truly varied trip that begins in a tranquil wetlands, heads underneath an interstate highway, rushes down a fun set of rapids, and merges with a different river into downtown ...
    •  3.5 hours
    •  8.3 miles
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    Here is a truly varied trip that begins in a tranquil wetlands, heads underneath an interstate highway, rushes down a fun ...

  • Illinois Fox River

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    Waukesha, WI

    This trip along an especially pretty section of the Illinois Fox or “Little Fox” River that meanders through the heart of the Vernon Wildlife Area is sure to reward you with tranquility and exquisite ...
    •  5.5 hours
    •  11.4 miles
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    This trip along an especially pretty section of the Illinois Fox or “Little Fox” River that meanders through the heart of ...

  • Bark River B

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    Waukesha, WI

    Wend your way through picturesque hardwood forests, drumlins, and wetlands on clear water created by an ancient glacier in a predominantly undisturbed area. With outstanding wildlife opportunities ...
    •  5 hours
    •  10.6 miles
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    Wend your way through picturesque hardwood forests, drumlins, and wetlands on clear water created by an ancient glacier in ...

  • Bark River A

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    Waukesha, WI

    This is a truly adventurous trip, where the crystal-clear Bark River connects to glacial lakes and then meanders quietly through sedge meadows, bogs, and fens, on into downtown Dousman, and finally ...
    •  5 hours
    •  9 miles
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    This is a truly adventurous trip, where the crystal-clear Bark River connects to glacial lakes and then meanders quietly ...

  • Glacial Drumlin State Trail

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    Waukesha, WI

    You’ll experience a variety of scenery, from rolling glacial hills to vast marshes to great rivers, along the Glacial Drumlin State Trail. Also of note: a glacial lake, a bison herd, and five ...
    •  52.4 miles
    •  Guide

    You’ll experience a variety of scenery, from rolling glacial hills to vast marshes to great rivers, along the Glacial Drumlin ...