Northern Wisconsin Snowshoe Trails
Snowshoeing is just about as silent a "silent sport" as you can find. The soft sound of your snowshoes packing the snow and your own heartbeat are about you can hear as you make your way through the woods in the deep snow of our long northwestern Wisconsin winters. But where does one go to enjoy this increasingly popular winter sport? Unlike cross country skiing, developed snowshoe trail systems are still evolving across the region. We are fortunate, none the less, to have many excellent places to explore here in the wilds of northwestern Wisconsin.
Of course, the real die-hard adventurer doesn’t even need a trail and can just head out into any tract of undeveloped land. For you, the vast county forests and national forest lands will provide ample opportunity to explore. Existing hiking and nature trails also offer fantastic snowshoeing options, many through deep woods in remote areas with others close to towns or major highways.
Though the number of mapped and marked snowshoe trails is still growing, those that we do have are outstanding. From easy and rolling to trails that take you through some of the most rugged terrain in the region, there is a trail for everyone.
A one-mile trail loops across a meadow and winds through a white pine forest... read more..
2.25 mile hike located about 3 miles north of Brule.... read more..
Deep woods feeling, but close to town. Series of easy to moderate loops from .5 to 1.5 km... read more..
Round trip loops of 1.25, 2, and 3.6 miles offer a variety of options. Combine all the loops for a long hike of almost 7 miles.... read more..
1.2 Miles - 3 loop trails: the Forest Lodge Nature Trail, the Extended Nature Trail, and the Conservancy Trail.... read more..
Two loops of 2.25 and 3.75 miles through easy to moderate, rolling terrain.... read more..
14km - Nine miles of trails traverse some of the most hilly terrain in the state; groomed for skating and classic.... read more..
9.6 km - Rolling terrain through a variety of forest types with a loop that surrounds a small lake.... read more..
Several kilometers of snowshoe and multi-use trails... read more..
Several snowshoe hikes which can be taken individually or combined.... read more..
37.6 km Easy to moderate trails in a quiet, farm country setting; groomed for skating and classic. Snowshoeing permitted. Please avoid the groomed ski track.... read more..
Five very scenic trails offer 3+ miles of gently rolling hills to steep climbs winding through a diverse forest and an open meadow.... read more..
Out and back from any of several access points, one way from west to east or east to west, or for the more adventuresome there are numerous cross country access points for bushwhacking... read more..
6.4 mile scenic trail traversing the 6,000 acre Federally designated Wilderness Area... read more..
Two mapped/marked routes of 2 & 5 miles.... read more..
5.4 km - A good beginner trail with gently rolling terrain on wide twin tracks winding through pine and aspen; groomed for classic only.... read more..
A series of wooded loops totaling approximately five miles.... read more..
16.1 km - This trail connects the High Point Trail at Timm's Hill in Ogema to the Rib Lake Nordic Ski Trail. The south end of the trail is fairly flat and gets progressively hillier offering more of a challenge for the intermediate to advanced sk... read more..
Hospital Loop - 4.3 km (most difficult), Snowflake Loop - 2.1 km (easiest), Snow Summit Loop - 2.8 km (more difficult), Snow Snake Loop - 2.3 km (more difficult).... read more..
The quiet, the healthful exercise and fresh air, or the intimacy with wildlife and the forest – all good reasons to try snowshoeing in northwest Wisconsin. It doesn’t take any special skills, but the rewards are many. We hope you enjoy your snowshoeing experience here in northwest Wisconsin and come back often to explore other parts of the region. And please, tell your friends.