Waukesha West is an amazing place, but many students graduate from West without knowing about the West Woods. Among the trees and bushes surrounding the bubbling creek, serenity can be found in place right under your nose. Next time you walk outside for gym class or to catch the bus, think about how the West Woods is home to animals ranging from deer and racoons to frogs, fish, and salamanders. Take a moment to walk the current 3/4 mile long trail and enjoy the beauty West has to offer. While the trail is currently under construction, it will only take a few minutes of your time to hike. Who knows? Maybe you will see that red tailed hawk sitting in a tree.