Anvil National Recreation Trail

Anvil is excellent for hiking and mountain biking in summer and fall. It is also a designated watchable wildlife area, especially for woodland warblers. A trail map is available at the trailhead. One of the oldest and most popular cross-country ski trails in the Eagle River area. Trails are groomed for traditional style-skiing as well as ski-skating. Several loops are available over varied terrain from easy to difficult.


From Eagle River, take State Highway 70 east for 9 miles to Parking Lot #1 on right (south), which can accommodate 20 vehicles. Or take State Highway 70 east 8 miles to Military Road (FR 2178), and turn right (south) to Parking Lot #2 on the left (east), which can accommodate 12 vehicles.

Ski Skating

  • Yes


  • Yes


  • Yes

Cross-Country Skiing/Snowshoeing Trail Type

  • Tracked
  • Flat
  • Hilly
  • Wooded
  • Ski Skating

Trail Length (miles)

  • 12


  • Easy
  • Medium
  • Hard


  • Yes