Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest

Aldo Leopold Trail

Trail Length: 1.2 miles

What to Expect: This 1.2 mile self-guided, non-motorized nature trail, located along an esker near the Mondeaux Dam Lodge, helps to outline Aldo Leopold's conservation ethics and the legacy that he left mankind. As you follow along the trail, wooden engraved signs help to outline the history of his life and quotes from his essays in the book entitled "A Sand County Almanac." Leopold focused on the life cycles of trees and prairies in many of his writings which can also be experienced in person as you walk along this trail.

Aldo Leopold Trailhead - From the State Highway 64/13 intersection in Medford, drive north on State Highway 13 15.5 miles to County Highway D. Turn left (west) on County Highway D and drive 6.5 miles to Forest Road 104. Turn left (south) on Forest Road 104 and drive 1.1 miles to the intersection of Forest Road 106. Continue on Forest Road 106 1.5 miles to the trailhead.

This trail is located near Spearhead Point Campground





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