Welcome to Oz!
The Ozaukee Interurban is a 30-mile paved trail that spans the entire length of Ozaukee County. The majority of the Trail is off-road and perfect for family enjoyment. The Trail is located between Milwaukee County's Oak Leaf Trail and Sheboygan's Plank Road Trail, and east of the Eisenbahn State Trail in Washington County.
The Trail connects the Ozaukee communities of Mequon, Thiensville, Cedarburg, Grafton, Port Washington and Belgium. It runs along woodlands, wetlands, farmlands and waterways, including the Milwaukee River, Lake Michigan and the Lake Michigan National Marine Sanctuary, and provides easy access to Ozaukee County's walkable downtowns. While primarily used for outdoor recreation, the Trail is also used as a commuter route for employment, businesses, industry and commerce.
Unlike many recreational trails in the state of Wisconsin, use of the Ozaukee Interurban Trail is free for everyone.
The Trail is intended for year round uses such as biking, in-line skating, walking, running, and cross-country skiing, and is designated as a “Great Wisconsin Birding and Nature Trail.” Use of motorized vehicles (including snowmobiles) and horses is prohibited.
Discover all Ozaukee County has to offer! It's the perfect place to spend the day or a weekend getaway with friends and family. The Interurban Trail is a great way to explore this beautiful and vibrant coastal county!
2024 Ozaukee Interurban Trail Re-Paving
The Ozaukee County Planning and Parks Department has been awarded close to $1,000,000 from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation's Transportation Alternative Program to re-pave and re-shoulder approximately 13 miles of the Ozaukee Interurban Trail. The re-paving will occur in 2024 on county-managed portions of off-road trail from County Highway O, north to County Road K. Additionally, the Ozaukee County Board provided a local match of $300,000 to help complete the paving.
The trail sections that will be re-paved and re-shouldered can be seen in red on this map:
Click "Donate Now" to read more about a great opportunity to support three critical projects that are conserving and providing public access to Lake Michigan in Ozaukee County
Improvements to the Ozaukee Interurban Trail
Restoration of the 132-acre Clay Bluffs Cedar Gorge Nature Preserve County Park on Lake Michigan in Grafton, WI
Construction of a unique, ecologically sensitive, low impact staircase to Lake Michigan at Virmond County Park
The Ozaukee Interurban Trail marker logo takes the shape of a historic interurban rail car that once operated on the right-of-way. Running, bicycling, and cross-country skiing, three of the permitted uses on the trail, are displayed in the windows of the interurban rail car. The diamond on the bottom of the rail car is reminiscent of the logo for the interurban rail company. The Milwaukee Electric Lines nameplate on the top of the rail car displays the name of the community that the trail is passing through in the county.