There are hundreds of miles of trails to explore in Oneida County, from scenic walking and hiking routes to great options for mountain biking to expertly groomed snowmobiling trails. Here’s a look at some of the best ways to get out on the trails in the Northwoods of Wisconsin year-round.
- Biking. There are nearly a dozen bike trails to explore in Oneida County, from level paths perfect for the whole family to challenging single-track hidden away in the pines of the Northwoods. Popular routes the Bearskin State Trail (which runs from Minocqua to Tomahawk) and the Washburn Lake Trail west of Rhinelander.
- Hiking. As you hike through Oneida County’s pristine forests, you’ll come across stunning scenery—and maybe even some of the local wildlife like deer, eagles, and other Northwoods denizens. The Raven Nature Trail is known for its abundant wildlife, and the Shannon Lake Trail is another good option.
- Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Winter transforms Oneida County into a snow-covered paradise for cross-country skiers and snowshoers. There are dozens of designated recreational trails, but you can also head off on your own in the vast Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest, which spans three counties in northern Wisconsin.
- ATVing and UTVing. If you’re looking for a faster way to explore Oneida County’s trails, break out the four-wheeler. The Enterprise ATV Trail and the Lynne/Little Rice ATV Trail are two designated ATV/UTV routes in the county.
- Snowmobiling. Come to Oneida County to ride some of the finest snowmobile trails in the Midwest. Sledders can explore more than 1,000 miles of trails in Oneida County, and area trails offer easy access to other destinations in the Northwoods as well.