Northwest Wisconsin Nordic Trails
Bayfield City Trails
Trail Options: Three trail within the city of Bayfield
The Brownstone Trail - 4.5 miles round trip. Easy walk that skirts Lake Superior shoreline.
The Big Ravine Trail - 1.8 miles round trip. Hike along the steep rim of the Big Ravine among old-growth hemlocks.
Iron Bridge Trail - 3/4 mile round trip. Follow the ravine creek under the "ron Bridge" to an overlook.
Ownership: Bayfield Regional Conservancy
No Trail Map Available (See Map below)
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.