Trail Details

Northwest Wisconsin Nordic Trails

Flambeau Hills Trail

Winter, Wis.

Trail Options:   27 km - This hilly, wide twin track trail system has no major climbs, winds through a mixture of hardwoods and conifers, crosses three bridges, and provides glimpses of the Flambeau River; groomed for skating and classic.

Trail Description: Located in the Flambeau River State Forest, this trail varies in difficulty and is the longest trail system in the Price County area. Plenty of easy skiing in the first loop and the west half of the upper loop before taking on the challenging hills on the back loops. Portions of the upper loop and cutoffs on the east side of the lower loop provide more challenge for the advanced and expert skiers. This wide trail is very hilly with no major climbs and offers varying degrees of difficulty to challenge your skills but stay within your abilities. With views of the Flambeau River and heavily timbered landscape, this trail offers exceptional scenic enjoyment winding through a mixture of hardwoods and conifers and crossing three bridges. Groomed for both classic and skate skiing. A three-sided shelter with a fire ring and picnic table is provided as a rest area on the west side of the upper loop. A Wisconsin State Trail Pass is required for each person age 16 or older for cross-country skiing only. Both the daily state trail pass or an annual state trail pass can be purchased at the trailhead. You can also purchase state trail passes at the Flambeau River State Forest headquarters (715-332-5271) located at W1613 County Road W or any DNR service station (715-762-3204). A vehicle admission sticker is not required to park at the trailhead.




Fees: A trail pass is required

Info: 715-332-5271

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Trail Location


W1424 County Highway W, Winter, WI; The trailhead is 22 miles west of Phillips on Cty. Hwy. W; the north parking area is 14 miles west of Fifield on Hwy. 70.

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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.