Wisconsin ATV Trails and Maps

The hills, valleys and challenging terrain in some areas of Wisconsin, were created by the action of glaciers, many thousands of years ago which makes riding an all terrain vehiclea very enjoyable experience.The rest of the state ranges from flat open fields to rugged wilderness. 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 beautiful lakes, beaver ponds, as well as, spectacular vistas and abundant wild life. Currently there are between 6,000 and 10,000 miles of ATV routes/trails in Wisconsin


Adams County
Dyracuse Motorcycle Recreation- Area Ride or watch motorcycles and ATV's compete in thrill-a-minute Motocross, Hill Climb, and Mud Bog racing events at the Dyracuse Motorcycle Recreation Area. Located 13 miles south of Wisconsin Rapids off State Hwy. 13 on Archer Drive, the 240-acre recreation area offers 8 miles of dirt-bike track, an 8-mile enduro trail, a Motocross track, 2 ATV tracks, a shelter house, picnic tables, a children's playground area, and restrooms with running water.
Contact: Adams County Parks, Courthouse, Box 196, Friendship, WI 53934; (608) 339-4230
Rome Trail routes
Adams County Trail routes

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Ashland County
Dead Horse Run ATV trail-The entire Dead Horse System is 56 miles.Most of the trail system is located on snowmobile trails with a tread about 14 feet wide. Much of the trail has a firm tread; however, some sections are located on wetter soils and pools of water may be present on the trail. In addition to bringing tools and perhaps fuel, one should consider a tow strap in your kit. This trail system has few opportunities for purchasing fuel. Trailheads-Highway 77 - A small trailhead is located on the east shore of Dead Horse Slough about 2 miles east of Clam Lake. From the intersections of State Highways 13 and 77, drive 11 miles to the trailhead, which is on the right (north) side of the highway.
Camp Loretta - From the intersection of State Highway 70 and County Highway GG near Loretta, drive north 2.6 miles on GG. Turn left (west) on FR 621 and drive 0.2 miles to the entrance to the old CCC camp, which is the trailhead.

Chequamegon-Nicolet Great Divide Trail-160 miles of snowmobile trails in Ashland, Bayfield, and Sawyer Counties. These trails are part of the county snowmobile trail systems and include trails such as Route 8, Route 25, and Route 21. Trails are utilized for snowmobiling in winter months and ATV trails in summer.
Contact: Glidden Ranger Station Chequamegon N.F., Glidden, WI 54527; (715) 264-2511
Tri-Co Recreational Corridor
Approximately 62 miles of improved railroad grade through Ashland, Bayfield, and Douglas Counties that connects Ashland to Superior
Contact: Tri-Co Corridor Commission, 22315 Sunset Acres Lane, Grand View, WI 54839; (715) 763-3418

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Barron County
Wild Rivers Trail- a 96-mile trail running north and south through Douglas, Washburn, and Barron counties, with 40 miles of it generally paralleling Hwy. 53 in Washburn. Access is in Spooner, Minong, Trego, and other points along the trail. For more information call Washburn County Forestry, 635-4490.
Cattail trail- This county-operated trail extends 17.8 miles surrounded by forests, farmlands,ponds, and meadows in the gently rolling hills of western Wisconsin. Observe a variety of birds and wildlife from the rustic abandoned railroad grade. C/o Barron County, 1418 E. LaSalle Ave., Barron 54812, (715) 637-4275
Contact: Barron Co Trail Coor., 1779 22nd Avenue, Barron, WI 54812; (715) 234-6260

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Bayfield County
In Bayfield County, riders can enjoy over 150 miles of ATV trails. 104 miles of trails extend from Washburn to Port Wing, to the Tri-Country Recreational Corridor, and also connects with the Valhalla Area Trails. The Valhalla Area Trails wind through the Chequamegon National Forest connecting the Valhalla Winter Sports area with the Tri Country Corridor and the Battle Axe Trail comprising over 50 miles of riding. Be sure to make a stop at the Old Baldy lookout accessed off of the Battle Axe Trail.
Lenawee ATV Trail-16-mile scenic, winding, timberland trail in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest in central Bayfield County. Trail is mostly sandy-surfaced. Panoramic views. Connects with the Battleaxe and Tri-County Corridor Trails. Call to be sure trail is open.
The Tri County Corridor is an old railroad grade between Ashland and Superior, Wisconsin. While it is not a Forest Srevice trail, it provides an important link to towns around US Highway 2. This trail is paved with crushed limestone. The rest of the ATV trails are on gently rolling to hilly terrain forested with aspen, jack pine, red pine and oak. A majority of the trail tread is sandy. These trails are designated dual use routes for both ATV's and snowmobiles. Trail Lengths: Battle Axe (Trail 3) 4 miles, Lenewee (Trail 4) 11.8 miles, Iron River (Trail 31/5) 19 miles, Valhalla (Trail 5) 15 miles, Moquah Spur (Trail 63) 4 miles, Ridgetop 1 mile, Tower 1 mile, Buckskin 12 miles, Bear Paw 13 miles, Totagatic 5 miles, Washburn 1 mile.
Contact: Bayfield Recreation Dept, Courthouse, Box 832 Washburn, WI 54891; 1-(800) 472-6338

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Burnett County
Gandy Dancer Trail-In Wisconsin, the trail is owned by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and operated by each county's recreation department. The south trail segment extends 47 miles from St. Croix Falls in Polk County to Danbury in Burnett County. This portion of the Gandy Dancer Trail was surfaced with crushed limestone in 1995 and offers a smooth, hard surfaced trail for hiking and wide or narrow tire biking. In Burnett County, the trail passes through the communities of Siren, Webster, and Danbury. Scenic attractions in Burnett County along the trail include four bridge trestles, many scenic vistas of lakes, rivers, and forests, as well as numerous opportunities to view wildlife or to explore side trips and historic spots. In Burnett County, this Segment of the trail extends .4 miles from Highway 77 north to the St. Croix River Bridge. This 520' trestle bridge is a trail highlight and crosses more than 75' above the wild and scenic St. Croix River into Minnesota

Contact: Burnett County Forestry Office, 7410 County Road K, #106, Siren, WI 54872; (715) 349-2157

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Chippewa County
15 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.
 
Contact: Chippewa County Forest & Parks Department, 711 N. Bridge St., Chippewa Falls, WI 54729.

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Clark County
80 miles of trail with a additional interconnecting routes. Total ATV travel of 130 miles. Trails and routes wind and loop within the county forest. ATV's must operate on the designated trails and routes. Off trail riding prohibited.
 
Contact: Co Forestry & Park Office, 517 Court Street, Neillsville, WI 54456; (715) 743-5140

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Douglas County
Approximately 41 miles of trail that uses portions of the Saunders grade and Gandy Dancer Trail. Also 41 miles of Douglas County segment of Wild Rivers Trail.
 
Contact: Douglas Co Forestry Dept, Box 211, Solon Springs, WI 54873; (715) 378-2219

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Eau Claire County
Buffalo River Trail-Approximately 36 miles of trail located on abandoned railroad grade in Trempealeau, Jackson, and Eau Claire counties-trail map
Approximately 17 miles of trail that connects the Clark County system with the Buffalo River Trail and 4 miles that connect Channey ATV trail to Town of Wilson routes
 
Contact: Eau Claire County Parks, 227 1st Street West, Altoona, WI 54720; (715) 839-4738

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Florence County
Florence County has over 250 miles of ATV trails and routes. The Florence County ATV trail system is connected to ATV trail systems in Marinette County and Iron County Michigan
 
Contact: Florence County Forestry Dept., HC 1 Box 82, Florence, WI 54121; (715) 528-3207

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Iron County
Iron County supports Wisconsin's largest ATV trail system. Over 100 miles of picturesque and challenging trails invite ATVer's to explore this region. Mercer boasts many scenic routes and trails. Riders may also choose to takeTrail 51 North leading them through Pine Lake to Hurley. Continuing on Trail 77 will bring you through Pence and then on to Upson to view the Potato River Falls. Then you can take Trail 2, (known as the Iron Horse Trail) riders will have a chance to view the spectacular Rock Cut Gorge. Continue on through the town of Saxon and on to Saxon Harbor on the shores of Lake Superior.
 
Contact: County Forestry Office, 606 3rd Avenue, Nt, Hurley, WI 54534; (715) 561-2697

 

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Jackson County Black River State Forest
Jackson County is host to some of the most popular ATV trails in the Midwest. Over 100 miles of trail wind through the scenic Black River State Forest and Jackson County Forest. The trails can best be described as sandy and rolling.
 
Contact: Jackson Co Forestry Dept, W9790 Airport Rd., Black River Falls, WI 54615; (715) 284-8475 or DNR, Black River Area Office, 910 Highway 54 East, Black River Falls WI 54615; (715) 284-1400

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Kenosha County
Bong Recreation Area-6 miles of looped trail on gently rolling terrain in a special use area. A state park permit is required for car parking in the recreational area.
 
Contact: Bong Recreation Area, 26313 Burlington Rd., Kansasville, WI 53139; (262) 878-5600

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Lafayette County
The multi-use Tri County Trail is located in southern Wisconsin. Passing through wooded areas, prairies, marshes, and small towns on the path of a former railroad bed, the trail is extremely popular with ATV's, dirt bikes, and motorcycles.
47 miles of club trails in the Darlington, Fayette and Calamine area connecting with the Cheese Country Trail
 
Contact: Lafayette County Zoning, Ag Center, 627 Washington, Darlington, WI 53530; (608) 776-4850

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Langlade County
The Augustyn Spring Trail (16 miles) is located in the Town of Ainsworth. This trail is entirely on land owned by Langlade County and 16.2 miles in length. It is developed and maintained by the Langlade County Forestry and Recreation Department. The trail is very scenic and is located in a large block of northern hardwoods. Very little water occurs on the trail. Terrain is rolling to very hilly. This trail has some rockiness, and during wet periods has some water holes. Trail map
The Parrish Highlands Trail (50 miles) has 3 trail access points near Parrish and connects with the Lincoln County Harrison Hills Trail. This trail is on land owned by Langlade County and is 40.7 miles in length. It is developed and maintained by the Langlade County Forestry and Recreation Department The trail head and main access point is located on County Trunk "T", 3 miles west of U.S. Highway 45 at Summit Lake. Ample parking and trail maps are available south of Parrish on County Trunk "H" and northeast of Parrish on County Trunk "Q". These locations are identified on the map. Trail map
 
Contact: Co Forestry & Parks, 1633 Neva Road, Antigo, WI 54409; (715) 627-6300

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Lincoln County
Over 50 miles of state-funded summer trails on county land. Hundreds of miles of ATV routes in five townships that surround the Harrison Hills. There is also access into and out of the village of Gleason on the south end of the trail system. Approximately 25 miles of trail on county forest lands that connects with the Langlade County Parrish Highlands Trail.
 
Contact: County Forestry Office, 1106 E. 8th Street, Merrill, WI 54452; (715) 536-0327

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Marathon County
Burma trail-Approximately 20 miles of trail in the Burma road unit of the Marathon County Forest and 4 miles on the Edgar to Stratford trail.
 
Contact: County Forestry Dept., 212 River Dr., Suite 2, Wausau, WI 54403; (715) 261-1560

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Marinette County
Dun-Good Riders-The pioneers in the Marinette County ATV trail system, they maintain over 100 miles of trails around Silver Cliff, Goodman and Dunbar. trail map
Woodland Trails ATV Club-Located about 15 miles west of Crivitz near Hwy W, the trail visits a gas station and places to eat and drink, and connects to the Dusty Trails system in Oconto County trail map
Dusty Trails ATV Club-Dusty Trails maintains a large ATV trail system in Oconto and western Marinette County, including the railroad trail from Gillette to Mountain, Lakewood, and Townsend. trail map
Contact: County Parks Department, 1926 Hall Ave., Box 320 Marinette, WI 54143; (715) 732-7530

 

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Oconto County
The county maintains approximately 120 miles of trail/route.
 
Contact: County Land/Forestry Agent, 301 Washington St., Oconto, WI 54153; (920) 834-6827

 

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Oneida County
Oneida County’s ATV trails loop through some of the wildest
country in the Northwoods. ATVing is a great way to appreciate the rugged beauty of the forests and gives you a chance to see wildlife. Oneida County’s great lodging and amenities make it an ideal destination for ATVing vacations and getaways.Oneida County’s ATV trails are located in the southwestern part of the county. The Lynne/Little Rice Lake ATV trail system offers 16 miles of woodland trails, 23 miles of connecting road routes and 76 miles of open town roads. You’ll find plenty of stops along the way, as well, making it a great destination for group and family rides.

 
Contact: Oneida County Forestry Dept., Courthouse, Box 400, Rhinelander, WI 54501; (715) 369-6140

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Polk County
Cattail trail-18 miles of railbed trail running from Amery in Polk County to the Barron County picnic area near Almena. Restrooms available at the Amery Trailhead. trail map
Sterling trail-7 miles of closed loop wooded trail. Open June 1-November 15.-trail map
Clear lake-clayton trail-11 miles of railbed trail from Clear Lake to north of Clayton in southeastern Polk Co.-trail map

Contact: Polk Co Parks Dept., 100 Polk Plaza, Suite 10, Balsam Lake, WI 54810; (715) 485-9278

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Price County Chequamagon-Nicolet
Price County has 162 miles of connecting ATV trails. The 60-mile Flambeau Trail System is located in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest east of Park Falls/Fifield and joins the 62-mile Tuscobia State Trail is a rail trail from Park Falls to Birchwood. The 40-mile Flambeau River State Forest ATV trail joins the Tuscobia State Trail. Trail access sites are at Blockhouse Lake parking area, and forest trail parking located on State Hwy 70 east of Fifield. Camping with trail access is available at Sailor Lake, Smith Rapids, and Newman Lake Campgrounds
Contact: Park Falls Ranger District, Chequamegon N. F, 1170 4th Avenue, S., Park Falls, WI 54552; (715) 762-2461

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Sawyer County
Tuscobia Park Falls Trail-51 miles of trail located in two segments (Birchwood to Radisson and Ojibwa to Draper) on abandoned railroad grade- trail map.
Contact: DNR Ranger Station, Box 187, Winter, WI 54896; (715) 266-3511
 
Flambeau River State Forest
Description: 38 miles of trail signed for summer use. trail map
Contact: Flambeau River State Forest, W1613 County Road W Winter, WI 54896; (715) 332-5271

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Shawano County
The Village of Tigerton operates the Embarrass River ATV Park from dawn until dusk, seven days a week with approximately 20 miles of trail on 500 acres. The park includes a campground. trail map
 
Contact: Village of Tigerton, P.O. Box 147, Tigerton, WI 54486; (715) 535-2262

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Taylor County
Perkinstown Trail. 20 miles of trail on gently rolling terrain. Trailhead is located approximately 15 miles west of Medford on State Hwy 64 (north side of road). Chippewa Campground is adjacent to northern end of trail-trail map
Contact: Medford Ranger District, Chequamegon N.F., 850 N. 8th Street, US HWY 13, Medford, WI 54451; (715) 748-4875
Camp 8 Trails. Approximately 12 miles. Rustic campsites developed near the Camp 8 Flowage (vault toilet, water). The trailhead/camp area is located approximately 6 miles east of Rib Lake-trail map
Contact: Taylor Co Forestry Dept., 224 S 2nd Street, Medford, WI 54451; (715) 748-1486
 

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Washburn County
The Wild River Trail is a 96 mile trail that follows an abandoned railroad grade. The trail is currently open between Rice lake and Solon Springs. The trail crosses Washburn county for 40 miles. Trail map
The 20 mile long Minong ATV Trail provides a link betwween the Wild River Trail north of Minong and communities in Sawyer County near Nelson Lake. The trail runs mostly of county forest roads with a 1.5 mile wooded trail connection. Portions of the trails in the Washburn County Forest are closed from to ATV travel from April 1 to May 31. Trail map
The 8 mile Spider Lake ATV Trail is a loop trail beginnig and ending at the Spider Lake Resort near Beechwood. The trail runs primarily through the Washburn County Forest. Trail map
The Tri County Corridor is an old railroad grade between Ashland and Superior, Wisconsin. While it is not a Forest Srevice trail, it provides an important link to towns around US Highway 2. This trail is paved with crushed limestone. The rest of the ATV trails are on gently rolling to hilly terrain forested with aspen, jack pine, red pine and oak. A majority of the trail tread is sandy.
 
Contact: Washburn County Forestry Dept., 850 W. Beaver Brook Avenue, Suite 4, Spooner, WI 54801; (715) 635-4490

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Wood County
The Wood County ATV Area is located on 400 acres of county forest land with 12 miles of ATV trail. It is located 3 miles west of Port Edwards on STH 54. It is open year-round except during the deer gun season. A restroom facility and open shelter are also available. Please follow posted rules.
 
Contact: Wood Co Park-Forest Dept., P.O. Box 8095, 400 Market, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495-8095; (715) 421-8422

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Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest
Washburn Ranger District,Wisconsin's northernmost U.S. Forest land, oversees federal property in Bayfield County, which includes the Rainbow Lake Wilderness and the Moquah Barrens Wildlife Area.
 
The Great Divide Ranger District, part of the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest includes the counties of Ashland, Sawyer, and Bayfield
Medford-Park Falls Ranger District encompasses the southern portion of the Chequamegon side of the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest including the counties of Price and Taylor. Natural areas of importance include the Yellow River, Chequamegon Water Flowage and Round Lake.-
 
Flambeau Trail System-This trail system offers sixty miles of riding opportunities for ATVs and motorcycles (snowmobiles in the winter) in Price County. Highlighted by rolling terrain, tree-lined corridors, wooden bridges, and vistas overlooking bogs and lakes, this trail is rich with natural beauty. Two rustic campgrounds are loated near the trail, with Sailor Lake Campground offering ATV access directly from the campsite to the trail. Smith Rapids Campground is located a short hike from the trail, which features the Smith Rapids Covered Bridge. Constructed in 1991, the bridge is the only glue-laminated town lattice covered bridge in Wisconsin. The entire trail system essentially covers the length and width of the Park Falls unit of the Medford-Park Falls Ranger District.-60 miles-Flambeau trail map

 

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