Fox River Trail (Waukesha)

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The Fox River Trail runs diagonally along its namesake waterway through Waukesha in southeastern Wisconsin (just outside of Milwaukee). A trailhead at the E.B. Shurts Environmental Education Center in the Fox River Sanctuary offers water, restrooms, parking and trail information.

At the trail's northern end is Frame Park, where you'll find a baseball diamond, boat ramp, picnic shelter, garden and playgrounds. Fox River Park lies on the trail's southern end. The 257-acre park is a beauty with wetlands, forests and wildflowers. A Nature Play Area offers rock climbing and two large slides, including one that's 32 feet. Picnic areas, observation decks and fishing access round out the park's many recreational amenities.

At West College Avenue (near N. Prairie Avenue), the trail connects to the eastern end of the Glacial Drumlin State Trail, which heads west toward Madison for more than 50 miles.

Parking and Trail Access

Parking is available in the Fox River Sanctuary at the E.B. Shurts Building (810 W. College Avenue), which serves as a trailhead, and in Frame Park (701 E. Moreland Boulevard). A small parking lot is also available off Sunset Drive adjacent to the Boardwalk (just east of Genesee Road).


south half is great biking

   November, 2015 by drkevr71_tl

I enjoy jumping on at Wisconsin then south to the Fox River Park. Couple of stop signs and only one light. Watch at the recycle center though. The cars don't always watch. read more

nice city trail

   August, 2015 by drkevr71_tl

I found south of college very enjoyable and I could gear up pretty easily. First time I started at the north end and lost the trail before college. Take your map to navigate the few blocks not well marked read more

new ride

   August, 2015 by drkevr71_tl more