Biking in Northwest Wisconsin

Bicycle enthusiasts have a wide selection of riding options in Northwest Wisconsin including paved and unpaved trails where you can enjoy a leisurely spin or a cardio pumping work out!

Bicyclists also have plenty of trail difficulty levels to choose. Bring the kids along for a relaxed paved ride or push yourself to the next level with a more difficult longer ride. Whichever you choose, biking is a great way to enjoy nature and stay healthy!

Around the Horn Loop
Bayfileld County
Length: 49.8 miles. Very scenic with spectacular views of Lake Superior. Services available in towns along the route. Roads good to excellent; paved shoulder along most of route. Traffic moderate. Trail Difficulty: Moderate to difficult – gently rolling to very hilly.

Barron County Roads
Barron County
Length: Varies. 600 miles of mapped routes on mainly low traffic scenic roads throughout Barron and surrounding Counties. www.co.barron.wi.us/misc%20docs/maps/bikeroutes.pdf for a map. Trail Type: Paved/Unpaved Roads. Fee/Pass Required: No.

Big Falls County Park & Campground Tour
Price County
Length: 20 miles. From Kennan go S on County N to Big Falls Road. A park/campground near the Jump River. Hike to view the river cascade over granite boulders. Trail Difficulty: Easy. Trail Type: Paved Road. Fee/Pass Required: No. Camping Fee is required.

Burnett County Roads
Burnett County
Length: Varies. Push yourself up hills on County Rd B for a moderate ride. Stop and relax at Clover Meadow Winery on Thompson Rd. Restaurants, lakes, rivers, forests, vistas. Trail Difficulty: Varies. Trail Type: Paved/Unpaved Roads. Fee/Pass Required: No.

City of Hayward Bike Trail
Sawyer CountyLength: one way 6.6 miles. Paved path is flat to slightly sloped, is separated from traffic and has safety signals at road crossings. Parking at Hayward Wesleyan Church, Walmart, Hall of Fame, Hayward H.S. and LCO Casino. Trail Difficulty: Easy. Fee/Pass Required: No.

Drummond-Iron River Loop
Bayfield County
Length: 47.6 miles. Great variety of scenery – woods, vistas, lakes, hills & straightaways. Food and services in Iron River & Drummond; food in Delta. Roads good to excellent; traffic low to moderate. Trail Difficulty: Moderate to difficult.

Duncan Creek Trail
Chippewa County
Length: 5 miles. Paved loop through Chippewa Falls ideal for biking and in-line skating. This trail connects to the Old Abe State Trail northeast of County Highway I. Portions of this trail are shared with motor vehicle traffic. Trail Difficulty: Easy. Trail Type: Paved. Fee/Pass Required: No.

Gandy Dancer Trail
Burnett County
Length: 21 miles in Burnett Co. (98 miles total). Former railroad bed. Bridge trestles, scenic vistas, lakes, rivers, forests, wildlife. Restaurants, lodging, retail, and services available. Trail Difficulty: Easy. Trail Type: Crushed Limestone/Dirt. Fee/Pass Required: Yes.

Gandy Dancer Trail
Polk County
Length: 28 miles. Starts at the Polk County Information Center, 98 miles along old railroad grade between St. Croix Falls and Superior. 47 miles from St. Croix Falls to Danbury is surfaced with crushed limestone and is a state recreational trail. Hiking and biking; bikers 16 and older need a bike pass or DNR patron license.

Highpoint/Rustic Road #62 Tour
Price County
Length: 20 miles. From Ogema take Highway 86 east over rolling hills, turn south on County C to Rustic Road 62 leading to Timm’s Hill County Park, home of Wisconsin’s highest geographical point. Trail Difficulty: Easy/Moderate. Trail Type: Paved Road. Fee/Pass Required: No.

Lake Owen Loop
Bayfield County
Length: 22.9 miles. Beautiful winding route through the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest near Lake Owen. Food and services in Drummond. Roads good to excellent, traffic low. Trail Difficulty: Moderate – rolling hills and straightaways.

Mercer Bike Trails
Iron County
Length: 7.2 miles. Paved. Fee/Required: No.

Millenium Trail
Douglas County
Length: 1.6 miles out and back. 10 foot wide paved trail that meanders through the Superior Municipal Forest. Trail difficulty: Easy. Type: Out and back trail. Fee/Pass Required: No.

Old Abe State Trail
Chippewa County
Length: 19.5 miles. Connects Lake Wissota State Park in Chippewa Falls and Brunet Island State Park in Cornell. This old railroad grade has been developed into a trail for bicyclists, snowmobilers, hikers, horseback riders and in-line skaters. Trail Difficulty: Easy. Trail Type: Paved. Fee/Pass Required: Yes.

Osaugie Trail
Douglas County
Length: 5.2 miles. Asphalt paved trail along Superior Bay towards the Intersection of Hwy 2/53 to Moccasin Mike Road. Trail Difficulty: Easy. Trail Type: Out and back Trail. Fee/Pass Required: No.

Riverview Reserve
Chippewa County
Length: 2.5 miles. Paved and unpaved trails criss cross through the Reserve and provide great viewing opportunities of the Xcel Energy Dam. This trail connects to Duncan Creek Parkway Trail and the Old Abe State Trail. Trail Difficulty: Easy. Trail Type: Paved/Unpaved. Fee/Pass Required: No.

Rusk County Roads
Rusk County
Length: Varies. A variety of loops or out and back routes ranging from a couple miles to 20 miles. Including the popular Dam and PIG routes. All on paved roads. Fee/Pass Required: No.

St. Croix Falls Trails
Polk County
City of Trails: Biking and hiking trails within scenic, hilly city limits. Wooly Mountain Trail: Length: 6.8 miles. A variety of riding and landscapes to experience on this 6-mile loop. The trails are fast, flowy and tight, twisty single track using rocks left behind by the last glacier that formed the beautiful St. Croix River Valley.

Sawyer County Roads
Sawyer County
Length: Varies. The county roads of Sawyer County offer road- bicycle enthusiasts a scenic tour of the Hayward Lakes Area. Trail Difficulty: Varies. Trail Type: Paved/Unpaved. Fee/Pass required: No.

Stower Seven Lakes Trail
Polk County
Length: 14 miles. Built on a former railroad corridor, the trail begins in Amery and travels through the communities of Deronda, Wanderoos and Nye, ending about one mile from Dresser at 90th Avenue. The trail passes through maple and oak forests, wetlands, prairies and farmlands and past seven picturesque lakes. Fee/Pass Required: Yes.

The Ashland Waterfront Trail
Ashland County
Length: 10 mile loop. Parking at all waterfront beaches & parks. Paved walking, running, and biking trail, along Ashland's lakefront from east to west and through the city via the underpass of Highway 2 that joins the trail with the historic downtown area

Washburn County Roads
Washburn County
Length: Varies. The county roads of Washburn County offer road- bicycle enthusiasts a scenic tour of the area. Trail Difficulty: Varies. Trail Type: Paved/Unpaved Roads. Fee/Pass Required: No.

Wisconsin Concrete Park Tour
Price County
Length: 27 miles. Loop route along lightly-traveled, paved roads through scenic forest and panoramic farmland in central Price County. Begins at the Wisconsin Concrete Park, an outdoor sculpture museum. Trail Difficulty: Easy. Trail Type: Paved Road. Fee/Pass Required: No.

Big Island Trail
Iron County
Length: 6.5 miles. Explore Big Island on the Turtle Flowage. This trail has rolling terrain and is intermediate in difficulty through wooded areas. It is maintained annually for Mountain Biking. Fee/Pass Required: No.

Blue Hills Trails
Rusk County
Length: 5 miles. The west side of the Blue Hills Trail system provides suitable terrain for off-road biking. About 5 miles total on this side of the system. Trail Difficulty: Moderate difficulty. Trail Type: Wooded, grass, untracked. Fee/Pass Required: No. Donations appreciated.

Burnett County Trails
Burnett County
Length: Varies. Any non-motorized trails including scenic county forest land, enchanting woods trails, logging trails, fire lanes, etc. Trail Difficulty: Varies. Trail Type: Dirt/Grass/Unpaved roads. Fee/Pass Required: No.

Copper Falls Mountain Bike Trails
Ashland County
Copper Falls has two one-way mountain bike trails. Trail Difficulty: Intermediate/Advanced. Trail Type: Grass. Fee/Pass Required: Yes

Deadhorse Trail
Iron County
Length: 4.6 miles. This is located in a Ruffed Grouse Management Area with interpretive signs on management practices. Maintained for mountain biking. Trail Difficulty: Intermediate. Fee/Pass Required: No.

CAMBA Trails - Drummond
Bayfield County
2 trailheads accessing 8 different trails ranging in length from 1.9 miles to 18.2 miles. Forest, wildflowers, lakes and wildlife. Some gravel, some paved, some two-track. Trail Difficulty: Easy.

Gandy Dancer Trail
Burnett County
Length: 21 miles in Burnett Co. (98 miles total). Former railroad bed. Bridge trestles, scenic vistas, lakes, rivers, forests, wildlife. Restaurants, lodging, retail, and services available. Trail Difficulty: Easy. Trail Type: Crushed Limestone/Dirt. Fee/Pass Required: Yes.

Gravel Pit Road Trailhead
Sawyer County
Length: 9 miles one-way. 100% single-track, moderately technical through glaciated terrain for intermediate riders. A thirty foot wide grass trail with a worn-in single track. Use other routes when wet. Trail Difficulty: Intermediate. Trail Type: Single Track. Fee/Pass Required: Yes.

Hatchery Creek Trailhead
Sawyer County
Length: 8.9 miles. Forest lined dirt road that parallels the Birkie Trail. Access to all Hayward Cluster trails. Some sections hard and rocky – a fast and fun ride! Good early-season choice when other trails are wet. Trail Difficulty: Intermediate. Trail Type: Single Track. Fee/Pass Required: Yes.

Hickory Ridge Recreation Area
Chippewa County
Length: 11 miles. This off-road mountain biking trail is 11 miles in length and winds through the quiet and scenic oak and aspen forest and consists of 3 challenging loops and 4 trails. Trail Difficulty: Intermediate/Expert. Trail Type: Single-track. Fee/Pass Required: No.

Holy Cross Trail
Price County
Length: 6 miles/9.6 km. This well-marked, twin-track, forested trail has a grass surface and offers moderately hilly and rolling terrain through a variety of timber types. Trail Difficulty: Easy/Moderate. Trail Type: Twin Track; grass surface. Fee/Pass Required: No.

Mont Du Lac
Douglas County
Length: 5+ miles. Various single-track mountain bike courses consisting of leg burning climbs and screaming descents. Enjoy gorgeous views of Jay Cook State Park and St. Louis River Valley. Trail Difficulty: Intermediate to advanced. Trail Type: Single track loops. Fee/Pass Required: Yes.

Mosquito Brook Trailhead
Sawyer County
Length: 12.7 miles. The longest section of narrow, tree-covered double track in southern CAMBA land, fast riding on Phipps fire lane and the Birkie Trail. Trail Difficulty: Intermediate. Trail Type: Double Track. Fee/Pass Required: Yes.

CAMBA Trails – Mt. Ashwabay
Bayfield County
Approximately 7 miles of newly constructed single-track on Mt. Ashwabay. Trail Difficulty: Moderate to Advanced (hills, tight turns).

CAMBA Trails – Namakagon
Bayfield County
Length: Varies from 2.4 to 15 miles. Incredible riding accesses the Rock Lake Non-motorized Area. Extensive singletrack and IMBA Epic route. Trail Difficulty: Moderate to very difficult. Trail Type: Easy two-track to hilly singletrack. Fee/Pass Required: No (parking fees at some trailheads)

Phillips School Forest Trail
Price County
Length: 3.5 miles/5.6 km. A scenic trail winding through a diverse forest and open meadow consisting of 5 loops ranging from gently rolling to steep hills offering options for every skill level. Trail Difficulty: Easy/Difficult. Trail Type: Single track; loop. Fee/Pass Required: No.

Pipestone Quarry
Barron County
Length: 5 miles.Pipestone Quarry is a new trail system being developed in the beautiful Blue Hills of Wisconsin. Existing trails include over 5 miles of single track built from old logging roads wandering up and down the beautiful rocky hills. Trail Type: Single-track. Fee/Pass Required: No.

Pokegama Trail
Douglas County
Length: 6 miles. Obstacle-ridden trail in the Superior Municipal Forest. Trail Difficulty: Intermediate. Trail Type: Single-track. Fee/Pass Required: No.

Sisters Farm Trails
Rusk County
Length: 7 miles. Single and multi-track trails on a variety of terrain. Trail Difficulty: Moderate. Trail Type: Single and Multi-track. Fee/Pass Required: No.

Spooner City Park Trail
Washburn County
Length: 6 miles. Multiple loops. Offers miles of twisting single track that features bridges, log piles, steep climbs and descents. One section is coined the “Fastest 2 Minutes” where riders will wind down hills for close to two minutes. Trail Difficulty: Varies. Trail Type: Single & Double Track. Fee/Pass Required: No.

Wild Cat Mountain Bike Trail
Washburn County
Length: 20 miles. A combination of single track, double track, portions of snowmobile/ATV trails and gravel roads provide for a wide variety of riding skills and experiences. The trail utilizes thousands of acres of Washburn County forest land. Trail Difficulty: Varies. Trail Type: Single & Double Track. Fee/Pass Required: No.

Wild Rivers Trails
Barron, Douglas & Washburn Counties
Length: 104 miles (total). A well maintained, highway-grade compacted gravel and railroad ballast trail that stretches into 3 counties. The trail is rich in natural resources and wildlife habitat. Trail Difficulty: Easy. Trail Type: Gravel former railroad grade. Fee/Pass Required: No.

Wilson Hills Trail
Iron County
Length: 5.5 miles. This is a favorite among mountain bikers with 5.5 miles of maintained trails. Trail Difficulty: Easy to intermediate. Fee/Pass Required: No.

Wintergreen Trail
Price County
Length: 7.15 miles/11.5 km. A wide, twin track trail featuring rolling terrain that passes through a diverse forest of pine, aspen, birch, balsam fir, and northern hardwoods. Trail Difficulty: Easy/Moderate. Trail Type: Twin track; wide. Fee/Pass Required: Yes, parking fee.

Beginner Loop
Sawyer County
Length: 2.5 miles. 4-foot wide groomed loop, relatively flat starting and finishing at OO trailhead. Plus hundreds of miles of plowed town roads throughout the region for extended touring options. Level of difficulty: Easy. Fee: No. Groomed: Yes.

Big Fat Loop
Sawyer County
Length: 14 miles. On old forest roads from OO connecting to the Seeley Ski Trails. 10 mile loop. Level of difficulty: Moderate to Advanced (distance). Fee: No. Groomed: Yes.

Burnett County Roads
Burnett County
Length: Varies. Enjoy an easy ride through Crex Meadows Wildlife Area beginning at the rest area on North Refuge Rd or challenge yourself with hills on County Rd B. Winery on Thompson Rd., restaurants, lakes, rivers, forests. Trail Difficulty: Varies. Fee: No. Groomed: No.

Hurley Eagle Bluff
Iron County
Length: 2 miles. Trail Difficulty: Easy. Fee: No.

Lincoln Community Forest
Bayfield County
Length: 5 miles. Trail Difficulty: Easy to Moderate. Fee: No. Groomed: Yes.

Mt. Ashwabay Recreation Area
Bayfield County
Length: 4.5 miles. Trail Difficulty: Moderate (Intermediate). Fee: Yes. Groomed: Yes.

Phillips School Forest Trail
Price County
Length: 3.2/5 .1 km. This fairly narrow trail winds through a scenic forest with hills and valleys. Trail difficulty: Medium/Difficult. Fee/Pass Required: No.

Pipestone Quarry
Barron County
Length: 5 miles and growing. Pipestone Quarry is a new trail system being developed in the beautiful Blue Hills of Wisconsin. Existing trails include over 5 miles of single track built from old logging roads wandering up and down the beautiful rocky hills. Trail Type: Single-track. Fee/Pass Required: No.

Riverview Trail
Rusk County
Length: 1.5 miles/2.5km. Rolling terrain on the banks of the Flambeau River in the City of Ladysmith. Trail Difficulty: Easy. Fee: No. Groomed: No.

Rusk County Forest Roads
Rusk County
Length: 25 miles. Rusk County Forest Roads provide a fun fat tire bike experience. Gravel grind in the great forest in the summer months, enjoy the colorful canopy in the fall, and a wonderland in the wintertime. Trail Difficulty: Easy/Moderate. Fee: No. Groomed: No, but plowed in the winter.

Seeley Pass
Sawyer County
Length: 24 miles round trip (out & back). Single-track from OO to the High Point of the Birkie Trail. Trail difficulty: Moderate to Advanced. Fee: No. Groomed: Yes.

Sisters Farm Trail
Rusk County
Length: 6.5 miles/10km. Rolling terrain and passing through forest, wetland and open area. By the Flambeau River, just outside the City of Ladysmith. Trail Difficulty: Moderate. Fee: No – Donation. Groomed: Yes.

Solberg Lake/Squaw Creek Trail
Price County
Length: 3.4 miles/5.4km. The trail is very scenic and passes through both pine and aspen timber with gently rolling terrain; it is perfect for beginners. Trail Difficulty: Easy. Fee: No. Groomed: Yes.

Spooner City Park Trail
Washburn County
Length: 4 miles. A local favorite, the trail offers four miles of groomed fat bike trails located right in the city limits. Trail Difficulty: Easy/Moderate. Fee: No. Groomed: Yes.

Wild Cat Mountain Bike Trail
Washburn County
Length: 11 miles. Groomed fat bike trail offers an incredible winter riding experience in a vast parcel of county forest land. Trail Difficulty: Moderate. Fee: No. Groomed: Yes.

Wintergreen Trail
Price County
Length: 7.15 miles/11.5km. Hilly, rolling terrain and passing through a diverse forest. Warming hut with a fireplace at the trailhead and an open shelter just west of the intersection of Loops B and C. Trail Difficulty: Easy/Moderate. Fee: Yes. Groomed: Yes.