Thursday, July 11, 2013

Quality trails abound in Minong, Wis., region

Wild River Trail north of Minong, Wis.
Several good day hiking trails wait cabin-goers in the Minong, Wis., area. They include:
g Brule River State Forest Annex Loop A – North of town in Douglas County along County Road G lies a small area of planted forests along the Eau Claire River with multiple jeep trails running through it. From the end of the county road, hike west until the road curves north; take each of the three spur trails to the river for a 1.7-mile walk.
g Totagatic trails – An impressive number of trails sit off of U.S. Hwy. 53 just south of the Totagatic River. They’re mainly used for winter skiing but can be day hiked in other seasons. Try Loop A, which heads through woods and meadow, for a 2.75-mile hike including the access trail.
g Wild River Trail segment – The former rail line turned hiking trail heads through town on the way from Trego to Gordon. Starting at South Limits Road, head south on the trail to Lakeside Lake for a roughly 4-mile round trip.

Learn about nearby trails in Day Hiking Trails of Washburn County.