Sunday, October 23, 2016

Great Day Hiking Trails in Wisconsin

Big Bear Springs in Burnett County, Wis.
Trail offers chance to spot Wisconsin elk
Day hikers have a chance to see rare elk in Wisconsin’s Northwoods on the Dead Horse Run Trail. The ATV trail system in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, runs 56 miles long. With its vastness, you’ll surely find many segments that can be day hiked without the noise of any ATVs. One such segment heads from the Dead Horse Slough Trailhead in the Clam Lake area. It runs 4.3 miles one-way or 8.6 miles round trip. 

5 awesome Burnett County day hikes
Visitors to Burnett County can enjoy a number of major recreational areas, many of which contain great day hiking trails. Among them are 200-year-old trees and imposing sandrock cliffs.

5 super Douglas County day hikes
Anyone looking for a good hiking destination ought to try Douglas County in Wisconsin’s northwest corner. The county boasts a number of outdoor attractions perfect for day hikers. Here are five top-notch day hiking destinations in Douglas County.

Fantastic Washburn County trails
Wisconsin’s Washburn County can loosely be divided into three sections, each with its own distinct feel, from a countryside dotted with fishing lakes to the classic northwoods forests. Trails abound in each region.

Variety of trails found across St. Croix County
Wisconsin’s St. Croix County consists of several communities with great hiking trails. Most sprung up as agricultural centers, though during the past couple of decades those closest to the Minnesota border increasingly serve as bedroom communities for the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area. The county’s communities neatly fall into one of three groups based on the level of this transition from farm to bedroom town.

Learn about trail guidebooks available in the Hittin’ the Trail series.