There’s still plenty of time to enjoy Oneida County’s scenic trails this summer. Here are four hiking routes to check out on your next visit to the Northwoods of Wisconsin.
Three Eagle Trail, Three Lakes
Connecting the communities of Three Lakes in Oneida County and Eagle River in Vilas County, the Three Eagle Trail offers more than 12 miles of walking and hiking opportunities on a level, crushed-limestone trail. The trail passes through rolling woodlands, wetlands, and other eye-catching scenery in northern Wisconsin.
Almon Park Trail, Rhinelander
Head to Almon Park, located 5 miles south of Rhinelander, to find more than 2 miles of scenic trails to explore. The 160-acre park sits on the southern end of Buck Lake and offers two scenic loops that pass through a variety of Northwoods terrain, from wetlands and shoreline to mixed hardwoods and bogs. The wetlands trail features three boardwalks and is a great place for birdwatching and enjoying the serenity of northern Wisconsin.
Raven Nature Trail, Minocqua
Part of the larger, 11-mile Raven Trail system located east of Minocqua in the Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest, the Raven Nature Trail takes hikers along a roughly 1.5-mile route that passes through heavily wooded terrain and along the southeastern shore of Hemlock Lake. Pets are not allowed on the trail.
Looking for a short, scenic stroll? This accessible trail starts at Veterans Memorial Park in downtown Tomahawk and continues west through the tunnel beneath 4th Street as it follows the Wisconsin River to SARA Park (which is home to a trailhead for the longer Hiawatha Trail). There are several scenic photo opportunities and places to rest along the way.
Here are some other hiking trails to explore in Oneida County:
- Bearskin State Trail, Minocqua
- Madeline Trail, Minocqua
- McNaughton Trail, Lake Tomahawk
- Sam Campbell Memorial Trail, Three Lakes
- Hiawatha Trail, Tomahawk
- CAVOC Trails, Rhinelander
- Holmboe Conifer Forest State Natural Area, Rhinelander
For more information on Oneida County hiking trails here.