Trail Details

Northwest Wisconsin Nordic Trails

Diamond Lake Snowshoe Hike

Grandview, Wis.


Trail Options:   Round trip loops of 1.25, 2, and 3.6 miles offer a variety of options. Combine all the loops for a long hike of almost 7 miles.

Trail Description: The Diamond Lake Snowshoe Hike consists of a series of hunter/walking trails not far from Diamond Lake. The terrain is moderate and the hiking is well suited to all ability levels and ages. A word of caution, however. The trails are not marked and you must rely completely on the map. There are numerous side trails which could be potentially confusing. The western edge of the trail system is bounded by a snowmobile trail which could serve as a reference or as an exit route should you become turned around. There are three interconnecting loops which provide from a half hour to an hour and a half or more of hiking. Round trip loops of 1.25, 2, and 3.6 miles offer a variety of options. Combine all the loops for a long hike of almost 7 miles. Parking is limited to Diamond Lake Road (FR 374). There is no sign or other indication that you are at the Diamond Lake hunter/walking trails. There is, however, a small gate at this entrance.

Snowshoeing Permitted
Snowshoeing Permitted





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Snowshoeing Permitted

Trail Location

Directions

From Cable take Cty Hwy M two miles east to Lake Owen Drive. Turn left (north) on Lake Owen Drive and continue about 3.5 miles to Pioneer Road. Go straight on Pioneer Road. Continue on Pioneer Road. for 4.25 miles to Diamond Lake Road. Turn left on Diamond Lake Road (FR 374). Access to the Diamond Lake trails is about 1 mile north on Diamond Lake Road.

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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.