The leaves are gorgeous in Oneida County, and now’s a great time to take the spectacle in one step at a time. Our scenic hiking trails are the perfect path to enjoying the county’s best fall beauty. We have options for experienced hikers seeking a challenge, as well as gentle paths that will offer anyone an unforgettable experience. Here’s a look at some fall hikes you shouldn’t miss.
Bailey Lake Equestrian Trail, Three Lakes
On this picturesque trail, you just might see a horse walking through the leaves. The unpaved scenic path, which was once used by loggers, runs 15 miles through a wilderness camping area east of Three Lakes.
CAVOC Trails, Rhinelander
This 5-mile unpaved trail is hilly and scenic, perfect for those seeking a challenging hike through the woods. There are lots of looped options to explore. You’ll find the trail east of Rhinelander with an entrance off South Shore Drive.
Enterprise County Trail, Enterprise
In southeast Oneida County, explore two unpaved four-mile loops featuring some hilly terrain through the Oneida County Forest.
Madeline Trail, Minocqua
This 16.5-mile trail features easy to moderate terrain and some rolling hills. There are spots to take in nice views of Madeline lake. You’ll find the trailhead off Rudolph Road, about two miles southeast of Woodruff.
McNaughton Trail, Lake Tomahawk
This beautiful 13-mile trail south of Lake Tomahawk rings a few small lakes. It features largely gentle terrain, although there are a few steep hills.