North Country Trail - Marengo River Segment

Marengo, WI


Trail Description: This segment of the North Country Trail offers a truly outstanding snowshoe hike. It is located in the Marengo Semi-Primitive Area and can be traversed in either direction as a point-to-point hike or out and back. There are several good climbs, but overall the terrain is moderately difficult. Three overlooks of the Marengo River Valley offer excellent views of the surrounding countryside. Approximately one mile from the western parking lot you cross the Marengo River. Nearby is an Adirondack cabin for those hearty souls who enjoy winter camping. It also makes an excellent out and back destination for a shorter hike. This segment is also rich in history as it was once home to a small settlement of Swedish families during the late 19th century. Midway between Forest Roads 202 and 383 are the remains of several buildings from this era of settlement. Unfortunately most will be difficult to locate in deep snow. Total distance of this segment is 3.6 miles.



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Trail Information




Directions: From Cable take Cty Hwy M 10 miles east to Cty Hwy D. Go left/north on Cty Hwy D for 5 miles to Pioneer Road. Turn right on Pioneer Road and drive 2 miles to FR 201. Turn left on 201 and go almost 2 miles to the junction with FR 202. Continue straight onto FR 202 for just over 1.5 miles to the the parking lot on the right.



Description:
This segment of the North Country Trail offers a truly outstanding snowshoe hike. It is located in the Marengo Semi-Primitive Area and can be traversed in either direction as a point-to-point hike or out and back. There are several good climbs, but overall the terrain is moderately difficult. Three overlooks of the Marengo River Valley offer excellent views of the surrounding countryside. Approximately one mile from the western parking lot you cross the Marengo River. Nearby is an Adirondack cabin for those hearty souls who enjoy winter camping. It also makes an excellent out and back destination for a shorter hike. This segment is also rich in history as it was once home to a small settlement of Swedish families during the late 19th century. Midway between Forest Roads 202 and 383 are the remains of several buildings from this era of settlement. Unfortunately most will be difficult to locate in deep snow. Total distance of this segment is 3.6 miles.

Snowshoeing Permitted








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