Fall hiking in Rhinelander
The colors are changing and Rhinelander is a perfect place to enjoy a fall hike. With miles of beautiful trails, expansive unspoiled wilderness and beautiful wildlife, Hodag County is outstanding hiking country, especially in autumn. You can get the latest update on the status of fall colors here.
Here are two fantastic fall hiking options:
About five miles south of Rhinelander off Hixon Lake Road you’ll find a good bet for a fall hike. Almon Park is a 160-acre park that has two trail loops perfect for fall hiking. The Wetland Nature Trail is a mile loop that traverses wetlands via boardwalks. It connects to the Upland Nature Trail, a 1.25-mile loop. Leashed dogs are allowed on both trails. The park is also home to a disc golf course.
The park borders Buck Lake, a relatively small and deep lake with beautiful clear water. In the summer this is a popular swimming spot. Its a nice place for a fall picnic; a picnic area is located on a point that extends out into Buck Lake. The site has grills and restrooms are open at the site until Oct. 31.
Just outside Rhinelander, off Business Highway 17, you’ll find the Holmboe Nature Preserve. This park features a mile-long nature trail near the Pelican River. There are longer trails in the Northwoods, but few that are better – the trail offers wonderful fall vistas in an old-growth forest.
These trails are just the start of beautiful fall hiking adventures in Hodag Country. Plan your trip today!
Note: The Rhinelander Area is open, and all visitors are welcome. Please travel safely and responsibly. Some businesses and events may have modified hours or procedures; please contact businesses or event organizers directly for specific information.