Trail Details

Northwest Wisconsin Nordic Trails

Timms Hill Trail

Ogema, Wis.


Trail Options:   12km of trail groomed for skate and classic skiing that connects the Rib Lake Ski & Snowshoe Trails near Rib Lake, WI to the Highpoint Ski Trails at Timm's Hill near Ogema, WI. From the south end, the first 3 miles of the trail start out fairly flat and are great for beginners and families. The next 7 miles get progressively hillier and offer more of a challenge for the intermediate to advanced skiers. Snowshoeing and well behaved dogs are welcome.

Trail Description: The trail passes through a wide variety of forest types including regrowth of aspen clear cuts, pine plantation, hemlock, cedar groves and towering hardwood stands. Part of the trail follows a 19th century logging road that connected the early logging camps and passes a 20x300 long sleigh cut that was used to transport the timber to the mill in Rib lake. Many glacial features are highlighted by a section between Hultman and Stone lakes where the trail follows the top of an esker that is over 1/4-mile long and 60 feet high. Groomed for classic and skate skiing. Snowshoeing and well behaved dogs are welcome.

Ownership: Rib Lake Ski & Snowshoe Club & High Point Ski Club

Management: Rib Lake Ski & Snowshoe Club & High Point Ski Club

Facilities: Parking at the south & north ends. Food, lodging nearby in Rib Lake and Ogema.

Info: 715/ 767-5105, 800-269-4505

Website: http://www.timmshilltrail.com/

Snowshoeing Permitted
Snowshoeing Permitted

Dogs Permitted
Dogs Permitted





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Snowshoeing Permitted

Dogs Permitted

Trail Location

Directions

The southern terminus of the Timm's Hill Trail is located on Hwy C at the Rusch Preserve, where the Timm's Hill Trail connects to the Ice Age Trail. From Rib Lake, east 1 mile on Hwy 102, then north 2.5 on Hwy C to the Rusch Preserve. The northern terminus of the Timm's Hill Trail is located in the Timm's Hill County Park. From Ogema, east 3 miles on Hwy 86, then south 1 mile on Hwy C, then east 1.5 miles on Rustic Road #62 to the Ring School Road and the exit of the Park Road. The Park Road is groomed in winter for cross-country skiing. There is also limited parking where the trail crosses Hwy C and Rustic Road #1.

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Landmark dates in the history of Nordic Trails in northwest Wisconsin include 1975 when the United States Cross Country Ski Team including Bill Koch — who would later go on to win a silver medal in the 1976 Olympics – came to Telemark to train, 1978 when the first World Cup cross country ski races were held on the Telemark Trails, and also that year the Worldloppet League, an affiliation of international cross country ski marathons, was formed by Tony Wise at Telemark.

After an auspicious beginning, it wasn’t long before the landscape was dotted with Nordic Trails of all sizes and descriptions, most of which continue to offer pleasant and challenging cross country skiing opportunities today.