Trail Details

Northwest Wisconsin Nordic Trails

Phillips School Forest Trail

Phillips, Wis.

Trail Options:   5.6 km - Five loops through a diverse forest and an open meadow offer a variety of terrain from gently rolling to steep hills; groomed for skating and classic.

Trail Description: This very scenic trail is located in the Phillips School Forest and consists of five (5) loops ranging from gently rolling to steep climbs and winds through a diverse forest and an open meadow. Loop 1 is an intermediate loop, loops 2, 3 & 4 are expert with uphill climbs, and loop 5 is good for beginners.

Ownership: Phillips School District

Key Partnerships: Flambeau Nordic Ski Club


Snowshoeing Permitted
Snowshoeing Permitted

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Snowshoeing Permitted

Trail Location


W9199 N. Worcester Road; located 4 miles from downtown Phillips, go east on County Road H, then south on Big Elk Road, then continue south on North Worcester Road, the trail is a short distance on the west side of the road. You can open the gate and drive into the parking lot; it is 1/3 mile to the trail.

Turn-by-Turn Directions Driving Directions to Phillips School Forest Trail

Most Recent trail report

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.