Trail Details

Northwest Wisconsin Nordic Trails

Rock Lake Trail

Cable, Wis.

Trail Options:   Loops of 2, 4, 7, 11.5, 16, and 1.8 km. Single track. Classical only.

Trail Description:

Anyone who is at least minimally familiar with the area knows about Rock Lake - probably one of the most aesthetically pleasing, while athletically satisfying trail systems in the state. Rock Lake, lo

Ownership: Chequamegon National Forest

Management: Great Divide Ranger District

Facilities: Parking, Pit Toilet. Food & Lodging nearby.

Fees: $5.00 daily/ $20.00 annual

Info: 715/ -634-4821

Snowshoeing Permitted
Snowshoeing Permitted

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Snowshoeing Permitted

Trail Location


From Cable take Cty. Hwy M east for 7 miles. Trail head will be on the right

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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.