Friday, July 5, 2013

Trails abound for visitors to Trego, Wis., area

Wild River Trail crossing the Namekagon River. 
A number of excellent trails await cabin-goers to the Trego, Wis., area this summer. Among them:
g Leisure Lake Trail – A 3-mile trail heads about Leisure Lake, off of Skunk Lake Road, northwest of town. The lake’s shoreline is nicely forested.
g Trego Lake Trail – A trio of loops run for 3.5 miles near the Namekagon River and Trego Lake in the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway. A combination of the A and B loops offer the best river and lake views.
g Trego River Trail This 2.8-mile round trip walk heads through a variety of habitats along the Namekagon River in the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway. Keep an eye out for snowshoe hare, Great Blue Heron, beavers, otters, turtles and the telltale signs of bobcats.
g Wild River Trail – The former C&NW Rail route turned hiking trail runs through town from Spooner to Minong. From Park Street, take an almost 2-mile round trip walk north through the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, including a bridge over the Namekagon River.

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