Fall hiking guide: chasing colors and fun

Fall is an outstanding time to take a hike in Oneida County. Across the county you’ll find trails perfect for an autumn hike. Hikers of all abilities will find an ideal route – Oneida County is not only home to smooth and gentle paths, but also has more rugged terrain that’s great for people seeking a bit of adventure. Right now, Oneida County’s forests are ablaze in color and peak days will be here soon. For the latest scoop on the changing colors, go to http://oneidacountywi.com/.

Here are some trails to check out this fall:

Madeline Trail, Woodruff

This 16.5-mile trail features east to moderate terrain and some rolling hills. You’ll find the trailhead off Rudolph Road, about two miles south of Woodruff. See map.

Bailey Lake Equestrian Trail, Three Lakes

You’ll likely see a horse or two on this 15-mile unpaved trail that’s located in a wilderness camping area east of Three Lakes. See map.

McNaughton Trail, Lake Tomahawk

This 13-mile unimproved trail south of Lake Tomahawk features largely gentle terrain, although there are a few steep hills. See map.

CAVOC Trails, Rhinelander

This 5-mile unpaved trail is hilly, perfect for a more challenging outing. You’ll find the trail east of Rhinelander with an entrance off South Shore Drive. See map. 

Enterprise County Trail, Enterprise.

In southeast Oneida County, explore two unpaved loops that feature some hilly terrain. See map.


Fall fun! A guide to enjoying the leaves in Oneida County

Fall is here and colors will be peaking soon! It’s an amazing show that never grows old. Here’s a quick guide to taking in the beautiful scenery in Oneida County.

Hiking trails

Oneida County is a fantastic place for fall hiking. The County is filled with beautiful forests that come alive with fall color. There are miles of trails to explore – whether you’re looking for a short stroll through the leaves or a challenging hike, you’ll find it in Oneida County. Here are some trail options to explore.


Take in the fall colors on Oneida County’s beautiful trails and riding routes. You’ll find more than 100 miles of great riding on the Enterprise ATV Trail and the Lynne/Little Rice ATV Trail. The trails connect to neighboring counties so there’s nothing stopping your fun!

Fall fishing

Oneida County has outstanding fishing lakes that are beautifully productive in the fall. Hey hold a huge list of fish species. Anglers can choose from crappie, yellow perch, bluegill, walleye, smallmouth and largemouth bass, northern pike and musky. Learn more about Oneida County’s lakes here.

Autumn golfing

There’s nothing like an Oneida County golf course in the fall, when the air is fresh and the fairways are lined with colorful trees. You’ll find golf courses spread throughout Oneida County. Learn more here.