Trail Details

Northwest Wisconsin Nordic Trails

Bear Crossing Trails

Medford, Wis.

Trail Description:

Trails to the north of the buildings are hilly, while trails to the south are mostly flat. Field - .5 mile, Birch - .6 mile (hilly), Pine - .6 mile (hilly), Cedar- .4 mile (hilly), Black Ash - .4 mile (hilly), Aspen - .6 mile, Maple - .5 mile, Tamarack - .7 mile.

Ownership: Jim & Lori Livingston

Facilities: Parking

Fees: No fee for skiing, people may make a donation for trail maintenance of they wish

Info: 715/ 785-7564,

Snowshoeing Permitted
Snowshoeing Permitted

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Snowshoeing Permitted

Trail Location


11 miles northwest of Medford. Take Hwy. 64 west of Medford 5 miles, turn north on Cty. Rd. E for 1.5 miles, turn west on Center Ave. for 3 miles, then north on Division Dr. for 1.3 miles. Entrance is on the east side of Division Dr.

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Most Recent trail report

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.