Northwest Wisconsin Nordic Trails
Timm's Hill Trails
Trail Options: 16.1 km - This trail connects the High Point Trail at Timm's Hill in Ogema to the Rib Lake Nordic Ski Trail. The south end of the trail is fairly flat and gets progressively hillier offering more of a challenge for the intermediate to advanced skier. Groomed for classic and skating. Snowshoeing permitted on ungroomed side of trail.
Ownership: High Point Chapter of the Ice Age Park
Management: Rib Lake Ski & Snowshoe Club & High Point Ski Club
Facilities: Parking at the south & north ends. Food, lodging nearby in Rib Lake and Ogema.
Info: 715/ 767-5105, 800-269-4505
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|The southern terminus of the Timm's Hill Trail is located on Hwy C at the Rusch Preserve, where the Timm's Hill Trail connects to the Ice Age Trail. From Rib Lake, east 1 mile on Hwy 102, then north 2.5 on Hwy C to the Rusch Preserve. The northern terminus of the Timm's Hill Trail is located in the Timm's Hill County Park. From Ogema, east 3 miles on Hwy 86, then south 1 mile on Hwy C, then east 1.5 miles on Rustic Road #62 to the Ring School Road and the exit of the Park Road. The Park Road is groomed in winter for cross-country skiing. There is also limited parking where the trail crosses Hwy C and Rustic Road #1.|
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.