Trail Details

Northwest Wisconsin Nordic Trails

Bayfield City Trails

Bayfield, Wis.

Trail Options:   Three trail within the city of Bayfield

Trail Description:

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

Info: 715/779-5263


Snowshoeing Permitted
Snowshoeing Permitted

No Trail Map Available (See Map below)

Snowshoeing Permitted

Trail Location

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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.