Oneida County is a fantastic place to go snowshoeing when the snow flies.
You’ll find places to snowshoe virtually anywhere in this corner of the Northwoods; the county has thousands of acres of public land open for backcountry snowshoeing and miles of beautiful snowshoeing trails. And best of all, Oneida County gets lots of snow every winter, so there’s usually a lot of fresh powder to explore.
Here are five great places to start your snowshoeing adventure:
This trail, located five miles south of Rhinelander, has two loops featuring beginner and intermediate terrain.
Enterprise County Ski/Hiking Trail
Located about seven miles south of Rhinelander, this ungroomed trail features beginner to intermediate terrain.
In northwestern Oneida County, this park is a winter playground, featuring miles of snowshoeing and groomed cross country ski trails. Warm up at the park’s heated chalet.
This trail in Three Lakes offers gentle terrain and miles of snowshoeing fun. The trailhead is in Don Burnside Park.
For a more challenging trek head to this hilly trail system west of Rhinelander. There are separate ski and snowshoe trails and there’s a heated shelter at the Perch Lake trail head.