Trail Details

Northwest Wisconsin Nordic Trails

Pattison State Park Trail

Superior, Wis.

Trail Options:   Overlook Trail (Red) - 2.1 km, Oak Ridge Trail (Orange) - 1.3 km, River View Trail (Blue) - 3.2 km. Overlook, Oak Ridge, and River View = 6.6 km Trails are classic only.

Ownership: Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources

Management: Pattison Sate Park

Facilities: Parking, toilets. Food and lodging nearby.

Fees: Wisconsin State Park sticker

Info: 715/399-3111

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Trail Location


Follow Hwy. 35 south from Superior to County Hwy. B. 1/4 mile south of County Hwy B turn east (left) to enter Pattison State Park. Continue past the main office and into the campground. Near campsite #7 turn right onto a plowed road that leads to the parking area and the trail head.

Turn-by-Turn Directions Driving Directions to Pattison State Park Trail

Current Trail Conditions

Most Recent trail report Feb 16, 2018

No new snow, and a couple of warm days left the tracks glazed. All ski trails were groomed and track was set on February 16. Trail base is 3 inches and there is 7 inches of snow on the ground. There are a few thin/bare spots on the River View Trail, and that trail is in good condition. All other trails are in good to very good condition. A trail pass is not required, but a vehicle admission sticker is. Enjoy the trails!

Most Recent Grooming: Feb 16, 2018

Base/Trails in inches: 3

Base/Woods in inches: 7

Open Trails: 3

KM Open: 7

Percent of Trails Open: 100

Km groomed for Classic: 7

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.