Hiawatha Trail and Bearskin State Trail

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Information: 715-536-8773
Toll Free: 800-446-6784

Open daily during daylight hours for seasonal hiking, biking and snowmobiling.

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Whether you start in Minocqua or Tomahawk, your ride begins with a long scenic lake trestle crossing. You may catch sight of a stately great blue heron standing among the lily pads, or a flight of wood ducks landing among the reeds. Covering an area the size of Rhode Island, this neck of the Northwoods has one of the densest concentrations of lakes anywhere. Both the Bearskin and Hiawatha are converted railbed trails. These grades, which once carried the famed "Hiawatha" Streamliner from Chicago, are now your ticket to scenic touring adventure. Excellent city parks at each trailhead make the trip even more fun for kids. Torpey Park in Minocqua and Sara Lake Park in Tomahawk both have playgrounds and sandy swimming beaches.
  • Features
    • On Water
  • Trails
    • Yes
  • Natural Attractions Type
    • Parks, Forests, Trails
  • Trail Length (miles)
    • 33

Nearby Places

Winter Experience Ice Oval Racing 1/06/2018 Gleason - 16.1 miles away
Art Retreat at Palmquist Farm 3/02/2018 - 3/04/2018 Brantwood - 16.87 miles away
Wisconsin Brass Quintet 2/22/2018 Rhinelander - 17.96 miles away
ArtsPower Presents: Harry the Dirty Dog 3/11/2018 Rhinelander - 17.96 miles away
Annual Elvis Show 2/24/2018 Merrill - 19.72 miles away
Comedy Night At Les & Jim's 2/16/2018 Merrill - 19.72 miles away
Timm's Hill Trudge 3/03/2018 Ogema - 21.98 miles away
New-Tom Sno Fleas Vintage Show & Ride 2/24/2018 Lake Tomahawk - 24.66 miles away

Travel Green Wisconsin Certified


Certified: (Req. 30 Points)

To be certified through Travel Green Wisconsin, all participants must achieve at least 30 points on the Travel Green Wisconsin Checklist. The more points a business attains, the greener they are in their operations.

Green Innovations

  • Introduction and transportation of invasive species is controlled through actions & education
  • Erosion control projects are in place in several areas
  • For nine months of the year, only bikes, and hikers are allowed on the trail
  • Trail maps are printed on recycled paper
  • Trail signs remind users to pack out refuse