Hiking & Biking Trails

Hiking Trails

Escanaba Trail – 2.0 – 8.5 Miles

This trail is very hilly, rolling and scenic. It winds around five different lakes, through strands of maple, aspen and balsam. With a couple of fairly steep hills, this trail is always a popular choice.

Fallison Nature Trail – .5 – 2.5 Miles

This is one of the most strenuous nature trails in the Northwoods. Wildlife signs are never a shortage. Watch for signs of beaver activity along the trail and the shore, as well as loons, osprey, and eagles.

Powell Marsh Wildlife Area

Located north of Manitowish Waters, this 4,096 acre wildlife area is home to waterfowl, deer, ruffed grouse, furbearers, raptors and shorebirds, songbirds and many other wildlife species. With a series of walking trails, it is a favorite for nature lovers and bird watchers.

Raven Trail – 1.5 – 5 Miles

This 5 miles of trails provides a challenging mix of intermediate and expert loops through some wild and untouched wilderness.

Biking Trails

The Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest is home to numerous trails for exploring the woods. Within the State Forest lies the “Heart of Vilas County” Bike Trail System. This is a combined 52 miles of paved trail running through Mercer, Manitowish Waters, Boulder Junction, Sayner and St. Germain. Please contact us or stop by the Red Crown Office for maps and suggested routes.

Manitowish Waters Trail System – 17 Miles

Recently completed, this 17 mile, fully paved trail, connects you from Manitowish Waters to Boulder Junction. Riders will experience one of the most scenic trails in northern Wisconsin. From boardwalks to bridges, to the spectacular rare highland tamarack forest…this trail is a must see for every bike enthusiast.

Boulder Area Trail System (B.A.T.S.) – 11 Miles

This 11 mile, fully paved trail is great for touring bikes as well as group riding. This trail has lots of places to stop along the way and view the many lakes and some of the largest white pines in the Northwoods.

Plum Lake Bike Trail – 4 Miles

A 4 mile paved bike trail that runs between Sayner and Crystal Lake. Plum Lake Trail intersects with Razorback Ridges Trail and connects with the B.A.T.S. trail and Crystal Lake.

St. Germain Bike Trail – 8 Miles

This fully paved 8 mile trail is always a popular choice, with its gentle terrain for easy pedaling and the occasional wildlife spotting.

razorback ridges trail – 12 miles

Located approximately 10 miles from Red Crown, these trails are marked as to their degree of difficulty. Look for lots of twists and turns, as well as a good deal of variety over the 12 miles of trails.

WinMan Trails – .4 – 10 miles

Located approximately 20 miles from Red Crown, the WinMan Trails offer miles of single-track mountain and fat tire bike trails that range from beginner to expert in difficulty level. Technical downhill and berms & bridges are just a few of the obstacles you may come across on the fast-paced rugged trail.