Get on the trails
Rhinelander is surrounded by thousands of acres of public land, including the Oneida County Forest and the Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest. Scenic trails offer you a chance to really experience this Northwoods wilderness. Some trails are open for biking and others are perfect for a hike. Here are some of the best.
Located just five miles south of Rhinelander, this relatively level trail offers 2.25 miles of hiking near Buck Lake.
Explore 15 miles of trails winding through the forest and passing the shores of three different lakes. The trail is located 5.5 miles west of Highway 47 on Highway K.
Hike 11 miles of trails located on the property of Holiday Acres Resort.
Although the trail is less than a mile, it is one of the most beautiful places to take a nature hike. The preserve offers excellent birdwatching opportunities. Located near the Taylor Park Health Care and Rehabilitation center off Boyce Drive.
This 11-mile trail, which welcomes cross-country skiers in the winter, is located west of Rhinelander.
Located west of Rhinelander, the Bearskin State Trail runs for 18 miles on a former railroad corridor. The crushed granite surface is suitable for mountain bikes and hybrid bikes.
Five miles of challenging trails run through the forest in loops of varying lengths. Located off South Shore Drive near Holiday Acres Resort.
Located eight miles south of Highway 8 on County Highway G, this scenic seven-mile trail offers great birding and wildlife viewing. Trails are groomed for fat biking in the winter.
Enjoy eight miles of single- and double-track mountain biking trails. Groomed for fat biking in winter.
Explore eight miles of level, packed-gravel routes running northwest from Rhinelander.
This short 1.5-mile unpaved trail is open for biking in warmer months.
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.