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
  • Trail Length (miles)
    • 33
  • Natural Attractions Type
    • Parks, Forests, Trails

Nearby Places

Main Street Memories Car Show 5/26/2019 Tomahawk - 0.35 miles away
Gleason Lions Heritage Days/Mud Bog Race 6/15/2019 - 6/16/2019 Gleason - 16.55 miles away
German Settlement Barn Dance 5/26/2019 Ogema - 17.1 miles away
Art Fair on the Courthouse Lawn 6/08/2019 Rhinelander - 19.65 miles away
Rhinelander Car Show 6/08/2019 Rhinelander - 19.68 miles away
Wisconsin River Pro Rodeo 6/07/2019 - 6/09/2019 Merrill - 20.24 miles away
Snowshoe Baseball 6/17/2019 - 8/26/2019 Lake Tomahawk - 20.25 miles away
Lincoln County June Dairy Breakfast 6/09/2019 Merrill - 20.3 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