Northwest Wisconsin Nordic Trails
High Point Trail
Trail Options: 14km - Nine miles of trails traverse some of the most hilly terrain in the state; groomed for skating and classic.
Located near Timms Hill, Wisconsin's highest geographical point; the winter landscape viewed from the top of the observation tower is very special. Three loop trails traverse some of the most hilly terrain in the state. Forests of hardwood and hemlock border the full length of this narrow, single track trail over rolling terrain, with some steep hills. This is one of the nicest trail systems around. Please do not snowshoe on the tracked portion of the cross-country ski trail. Lighted evenings for groups by appointment. The trail joins the Timms Hill Trail which connects the High Point Trail to the Rib Lake Area Ski Trails.
Ownership: Price County
Management: High Point Ski Club
Key Partnerships: High Point Ski Club
Facilities: Lighted evening skiing on Wednesday or by appointment.
Info: 715/ 767-5287 or 800-269-4505
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|Timms Hill County Park, W3206 County Road RR, Ogema, WI; From Hwy. 13 travel 3 miles east of Ogema on State Highway 86, south on County Highway C 1 mile, then left on County Road RR/Rustic Road 62 to the park entrance, which is a one-way road. The gates at both ends of the park road are closed in the winter when the snow gets too deep and the road is impassable. The park road is groomed for cross-country skiing with snowshoeing allowed on the ungroomed portion of the trail. It is about a half mile from either gate to the park. To access the trail, continue on County Road RR/Rustic Road 62 to where it intersects with Ring School Road which is near the park road exit. You can park on Ring School Road to access the trail. The trail is located 18 miles west of Tomahawk on Hwy. 86 then south on Cty. C to Cty. RR. The vault toilets located at the park are available for use in the winter.|
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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.