Top 12 ATV Trails in Northwest Wisconsin

Top 12 ATV Trails

Summer is FINALLY here and it is HOT! What better way to beat the heat than by riding down one of our scenic ATV trails?

We’ve put together a list of the top 12 ATV trails in Northwest Wisconsin for you to explore.



Cattail Trail

Polk County The Cattail Trail has 18 miles of trail with 12 in Polk County running from Amery to Almena. The trailhead is in Amery with restrooms and picnic areas available (at the trailhead). Trail has lots of wildlife to see while traveling the trail! Learn More

The Grade

Iron County Iron County is abundant in great ATV/ UTV trails with plenty of scenic stops along the way.  Travel from Mercer north to Hurley on Trail 17, known as the “grade”.  Riders will have plenty of choices to branch out on other trails leading to historic sites, waterfalls, lakes and scenic vistas. Learn More

burnett county Trail system

Burnett County For folks looking for a faster-paced experience, enjoy 50 miles of summer trails, approximately 80 miles of frozen ground ATV/UTV trails (and 120 miles of winter usage ATV/UTV trails), Burnett County is a great place for motor sport enthusiasts. Learn More

Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest Trails

Bayfield County Enjoy the incredible scenery in Bayfield County, “Home of Wisconsin’s National Treasures.” Over 180 miles of ATV trails (PLUS hundreds of miles of Forest Roads) provide year ’round fun with frequent opportunities to stop at scenic vistas and great restaurants. Learn More

Seeley Hills Loop

Sawyer County The Seeley Hills Loop consists of over 50 miles of marked trails throughout Sawyer County Forest land. Its popularity is because it’s all trails throughout the woods of the county forest. Great scenery on a spectacular trail. Trailhead is off of Chippewa Trail off Hwy. B – approximately 3 miles east of the junction with 27. It’s on the north side of the highway and there is parking available. Another trailhead at Hayward Power Sports, 10 miles east of Hayward on 77. Approximately 50 miles of marked trials extends from the trailhead toward Seeley. Learn More

Blue Hills ATV Trail

Rusk County The Blue Hills ATV Trail is by-far the most riveting and breathtaking trail in Rusk County. Ride the 24-mile developed trail while taking in the picturesque lakes and abundant wildlife. The trailhead is located 12 miles north of Weyerhaeuser off County Highway F on North Bucks Lake Road. The trail is open from the Friday before Memorial Day through December 1. Learn More

Tri-County Corridor

Ashland County The Tri-County Corridor is a corridor that runs from Ashland to Douglas County.  Starting in Ashland it is an old abandoned rail-bed.  Open to multi-use operations and open year round connecting Ashland, Bayfield, and Douglas Counties together with many, many trailheads and spurs in between. Learn More

Chippewa County ATV Trail

Chippewa County Chippewa County welcomes you to enjoy over 23 miles of ATV trail through the Chippewa County Forest. The hills, valleys and challenging terrain of the trail, were created by the action of glaciers, many thousands of years ago. This glacial topography is what makes this area ideal for ATV riding. You will be challenged with steep hills and valleys, as the trail winds past small lakes and beaver ponds, as well as, spectacular vistas and abundant wild life. Learn More

Stony Brook Trail

Washburn County The Stony Brook Trail, also known as Trail 8, is a must-experience when ATVing in Northwest Wisconsin. Located between Minong and Spooner, the trail system traverses a roughly 84,000 acre parcel of county forest land where you’ll experience some of the best ATVing in the area. Washburn County also offers an ATV Tour consisting of over 100 miles of breathtaking ATV trails with 35 points of interest. Learn More

Trail 41 to Trail 217

Douglas County This beautiful trail system takes you on a visual adventure past lakes, rivers and forests! The two trails connect at the Wild Rivers Corridor Trail where ATV enthusiasts can connect to the rest of Northwest Wisconsin! Learn More

cattail Trail extension

Barron County 16.0 miles if trail originating in Almena and continuing east to Cameron. Three miles east of Almena there is a 30 acre intensive use area for ATV’s (playground). This facility also has a 3 acre parking lot, with a loading/unloading ramp, large shelter, picnic tables and permanent restrooms. Learn More

Flambeau Trail System

Price County This 70-mile multi-use trail system located in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest is highlighted by rolling terrain, tree-lined corridors, wooden bridges, and vistas overlooking bogs and lakes. The trail allows ATVs & UTVs up to 65 inches in width and off-road motorcycles from May 1 through March 14. Learn More ATVing in Northwest Wisconsin

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