Powell Trail

This is an easy trail that runs past Spring Pond and Sherman Lake. This is a good trail for beginners. Half of the trail winds through an area that was logged years ago. The rest goes through old timber types. This trail system has been groomed & tracked for classical skiing during the winter season by volunteers from the North Lakeland Discovery Center; however, inquirers should call the Center (715-543-2085) or DNR contact as to whether or not this grooming continues.


From Mercer, travel US Highway 51 to State Highway 47; drive until you get to Powell Rd. Turn left onto Powell Rd, and go 0.5 miles to the Trailhead on your right. From Manitowish Waters, travel on USH 51 and turn left onto Powell Road (2/10 mile south o

Free Admission

  • Yes

Natural Attractions Type

  • Parks, Forests, Trails

Trail Length (miles)

  • 15

Cross-Country Skiing/Snowshoeing Trail Type

  • Tracked
  • Flat
  • Open
  • Wooded

State and National Trails

  • Yes