Hidden Gem Winter Trails

If you’re not skilled with skis, snowboards or skates, it might seem hard to get active outdoors this season. Try snapping on some snowshoes or going cross-country skiing instead. Here are some trails you might not know about where you can give winter athleticism a try.

John Muir Trails – Palmyra, WI In the southern unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest lies the John Muir Trails, a series of five different loops ranging from 1.5 to 10 miles in distance. Trails are divided by level of difficulty, so you can ease your way in on a beginner trail or jump in with both feet on an advanced trail. When you’re done with your trek, warm up with a cup of coffee at the nearby Main Street Family Restaurant.

CamRock County Trails – Cambridge, WI You can find the CamRock trails about 30 minutes east of Madison. The trails are perfect for mountain bikers in the summer and ideal for cross-country skiers in the winter. You can choose between three different loops or a two-way trail. Choose the Red Loop to see the Rockdale Millpond. The green and yellow loops and the two-way trail take you near Koshkonong Creek.

Sugar Maple Trail – Bagley, WI If you’re looking for a true challenge, the Sugar Maple Trail in Southwest Wisconsin is for you. Check out Wyalusing’s 500-foot-high bluffs and a frozen waterfall from a rock overhang. The 1.7-mile path is packed for hikers and snowshoers, but it won’t be easy. The beauty, however, will be more than worth the effort.

Richard Bong State Recreation Area – Kansasville, WI The Bong State Recreation Area in Kenosha County is a great place to explore some winter trails, ride ATVs, or do some winter camping. The park has over 14 miles of cross-country ski trails and 10 miles of snowshoeing trails.

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