Rhinelander fall color guide
Dramatic colors will soon arrive in the Rhinelander Area. Maples will turn brilliant hues of orange and red; oaks turn red, brown or russet; birch leaves turn bright yellow, while poplars take on a golden yellow. We have some tips on when and where you can see the best colors.
When to see the best fall colors
When do the colors turn? Determining the best days for fall color in Rhinelander is an imprecise science and to some extent, a matter of opinion. Usually, the best fall colors can be found from late September through early October. The weeks before and after this period can be beautiful as well. Early-season days can be spectacular as trees begin to flash their fall colors. Late-season days can also be incredible, as new views open along the shores of our sparkling lakes and flocks of migratory birds fill the sky. Check our site for the latest fall color report.
Good places to take in fall scenery
Located just five miles south of Rhinelander, this relatively level 2.25-mile trail offers some nice fall views around Buck Lake.
Although the trail is less than a mile, its a beautiful place for a fall stroll. Its located just off the Pelican River, near the Taylor Park Health Care and Rehabilitation center off Boyce Drive.
This hilly 15-mile trail system is a fantastic place for a fall hike. Its located seven miles west of Rhinelander and three miles north of Woodboro and Highway 8, just off Washburn Lake Road.
This scenic seven-mile trail offers great fall birding and wildlife viewing. Its located eight miles south of Highway 8 on County Highway G. The trails are also open for mountain biking.
Find more trails in the Rhinelander Area.
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.