Rainbow Lake Wilderness

Drummond, WI


Trail Options:   6.4 mile scenic trail traversing the 6,000 acre Federally designated Wilderness Area

Trail Description:

The Rainbow Lake Wilderness is a 6,000 acre Federally designated Wilderness Area. The North Country National Scenic Trail traverses the area from northwest to southeast. Hiking this segment can best be done as an out and back hike or point-to-point. It will be necessary to spot a car or arrange a pick-up if you choose to hike point-to-point. The total distance point-to-point is 6.4 miles.

Hiking in the Rainbow Lake Wilderness is relatively moderate. There are numerous wild lakes along the way and the area is also home to a resident pack of timber wolves, although they are rarely seen. Seeing a wolf track in the snow during your hike would be a truly special find.



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Trail Information




Directions: From Cable drive 8 miles north on US Hwy 63 to Drummond. Turn left (north) on Delta-Drummond Road. (FR 35). Drive north about 4 miles to FR 392. Turn left and drive .5 mile to where the North Country Trail crosses the road. It may, however, be necessary to hike in from Delta-Drummond Road to access the trail if FR 392 is not plowed.



Trail Options:   6.4 mile scenic trail traversing the 6,000 acre Federally designated Wilderness Area

Description:

The Rainbow Lake Wilderness is a 6,000 acre Federally designated Wilderness Area. The North Country National Scenic Trail traverses the area from northwest to southeast. Hiking this segment can best be done as an out and back hike or point-to-point. It will be necessary to spot a car or arrange a pick-up if you choose to hike point-to-point. The total distance point-to-point is 6.4 miles.

Hiking in the Rainbow Lake Wilderness is relatively moderate. There are numerous wild lakes along the way and the area is also home to a resident pack of timber wolves, although they are rarely seen. Seeing a wolf track in the snow during your hike would be a truly special find.

Snowshoeing Permitted








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