Trail Details

Northwest Wisconsin Nordic Trails

Hatchery Creek Snowshoe Trail

Hayward, Wis.

Trail Options:   Two loops of 2.25 and 3.75 miles through easy to moderate, rolling terrain.

Trail Description:

Hatchery Creek Snowshoe Trail can be accessed by parking at the lower parking lot of the Hatchery Creek Park near Hayward.

Two loops of 2.25 and 3.75 miles through easy to moderate, rolling terrain. Mapped and marked.

Ownership: Sawyer County

Key Partnerships: HASTA, American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation

Fees: Donations accepted

Info: 715/634-6463

Snowshoeing Permitted
Snowshoeing Permitted

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Snowshoeing Permitted

Trail Location


USH 63 north from Hayward to Hwy. 77. Turn right (east) on Hwy. 77 for 4 miles then turn left (north) on Hatchery Road.

Turn-by-Turn Directions Driving Directions to Hatchery Creek Snowshoe Trail

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.