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Topic: Waukesha Area Running - Fox River Bike Path
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Posted By: Webmaster Mary Posted: Sep 8, 2006 Reply
The city of Waukesha has a great place for runners. The Fox River Bike Path. This paved path is along the Fox River, goes mostly through residential neighborhoods, and past several parks with drinking fountains and restrooms. Most of the path is pretty flat, with some gently rolling hills.

It connects with the trails in the Fox River Park (County park - at Hwy H and Hwy I). The Fox River Park has a flat paved loop and a hilly paved loop, and a couple miles of hilly unpaved trails.

The Fox River Bike Path also connects with the Glacial Drumlin Trail that goes from Waukesha to Madison.

These trails are pretty well maintained. In winter, the snow is generally cleared within about 24 hours.

The trail has some bikers, roller bladers, and lots of walkers. It is wide enough to pass without a problem. Most folks will call out 'on you left' as they approach from behind.

Happy Running

Posted By: Greg - 2394 Posted: Dec 25, 2009 Reply
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Webmaster Mary
I would be interested in the Fox River path,  Where do I begin?  How long is it? 
p.s. You have some oretty obnoxius ads.  It actually blocked me from logging on for a while.  Also, as I moved the cursor I lost my message in mid stream.
Posted By: Webmaster Mary Posted: Dec 25, 2009 Reply
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Webmaster Mary
Sorry about the obnoxious ads.  They are not controlled by us.  We can request an ad be taken out of the rotation.  Unfortunately, with this economy, revenue is down, and we can't afford to be as choosy with ads.  Since the website is Bill's full time job, we rely on the income generated.
Anyway - back to your question.
I run the Fox River Bike Path nearly every day.  Its about 3.5 miles long, and connects with the Glacial Drumin Trail, and the Fox River County Park trails system.  (Located at the intersection of Highways I and H.)
There is a little parking lot just north of Highway 59, and about a quarter mile west of Oakdale, which is XX.  From there, you can go about a mile south to the Fox River County Park trail, or about 2.5 miles north, to the Fox River Sanctuary at the corner of College and Prairie.
In the summer there are parks with potties and drinking fountains available.  The bathroom in the county park is open year round.
Hope to see you out there!  Happy Running!