Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest

Lauterman National Recreation Trail

This trail traverses some hilly terrain and offers good hiking and mountain biking opportunities, as well as being groomed for cross-country skiing (traditional). It includes three loops with one loop for beginning skiers. Five walk-in campsites are located around Lauterman Lake complete with tables, tent pads, fire rings, and wilderness-style toilets. If the fish are biting, you may find yourself hooking northern pike, bass, perch, and panfish. An added feature is an Adirondack-style shelter that provides a rest or picnic stop for hikers and skiers alike. This trail connects with Perch Lake to the north and the Pine River and Chipmunk Rapids Campground to the south. A trail map is available at the trailhead.

Other trails connected to this system are the Perch Lake Trail, Ridge Trail, and the Assessor's Interpretive Trail.

Directions: Access to this trail is from two locations. From Florence, take State Highway 70 west 12 miles to FR 2154. Turn left and go south 1/4 mile to the trailhead on the right. Parking for 12 vehicles is on the left. Or from Florence, take State Highway 70 west 15-1/2 miles to FR 2450 turn left and go south 1 mile to FR 2156. Go southeast 2 miles to trailhead. Parking for 4 vehicles is on left (east).

Trail Length: 9 miles including three loops.

Difficulty: Gentle to steep terrain.

Lauterman trail


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