July 16, 2012

Six Trails You Might Have Missed

Discover some of Wisconsin’s best late-summer hiking and biking opportunities

Wisconsin is home to hundreds of trails, ranging from half-mile loops to trail systems totaling hundreds of miles. Some are well known, but many are relatively unknown, providing hikers and mountain bikers with an opportunity to find peace and quiet. In no particular order, here are six Wisconsin trails you should ride before summer is through.

Lumberjack Trail – This trail in Boulder Junction is a mountain biker’s dream. The trail is specifically designed for mountain biking and runs for 12 miles through a classic pine forest. Get information on the Lumberjack Trail and other area trails. 

Black River State Forest Trails – Black River Country is home to more than 24 miles of designated mountain biking trails. Riders can expect outstanding wildlife viewing and great scenery as they pedal through the forest. Learn more about the Black River State Forest trails. 

Photo by: Derek Gehrke

Eisenbahn State Trail – The 25-mile Eisenbahn State Trail runs through West Bend. The former railway line cuts its way through a scenic landscape sculpted by glaciers more than 10,000 years ago. Find complete Eisenbahn State Trail info.

North Lakeland Discovery Center Trails – This 12-mile hiking and biking trail in Vilas County winds around beautiful lakes and runs along the Manitowish River. Riders will see a variety of woodland habitats. An interpretive trail includes a bog boardwalk. Get a map of the North Lakeland Discovery Center Trails.

Holmboe Nature TrailRhinelander is home to a great little nature trail that runs along the banks of the Pelican River. It’s a great place for a hike, but it’s also an outstanding destination for birdwatching. Learn more about the Holmboe Nature Trail and other trails in the Rhinelander Area.

Wiouwash Trail – Oshkosh sits at the south end of this trail that runs for 22 miles northward to Hortonville. Along the way, the trail follows the edge of Lake Butte des Morts. The trail is level and suitable for riders of all ability levels. Get complete trail info. 

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