Hiawatha Trail and Bearskin State Trail

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Information: 715-356-5266
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. Torpy Park in Minocqua and SARA 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

Tomahawk Fall Ride for MDA 9/13/2021 - 9/19/2021 Tomahawk - 0.35 miles away
Minocqua No Frills Marathon and Half Marathon 9/05/2021 Tomahawk - 8.43 miles away
Underdown Trail Races 8/21/2021 Merrill - 12.26 miles away
Northern Woods & Waters Bicycle Tour 8/14/2021 - 8/20/2021 Rhinelander - 19.31 miles away
Run for the Taps 9/11/2021 Merrill - 19.76 miles away
Merrill Lion's Car Show, Parade & Celebration 9/06/2021 Merrill - 20.1 miles away
Lincoln County Fair 8/11/2021 - 8/15/2021 Merrill - 20.24 miles away
Annual W.I.L.D. Hodag Mini-Triathlon 8/28/2021 Rhinelander - 22.74 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