There are over 15 miles of dog sledding trails in Langlade County, encompassing varied and scenic Northwoods landscapes spanning across hardwood forests, steep hills, and river valleys. With so much space to run sled dog teams and skijor, your furry friends are sure to enjoy their time in the County of the Trails!
Langlade County has developed sled dog trail opportunities on two locations in the county forest. Interest in sled dog trails has centered on the Evergreen Forest Management Unit at the Crocker Hill Sled Dog Trail. The trailhead is located on Fraley Road and a public parking area is developed along with a restroom facility. The Crocker Hill Sled Dog Trail is maintained by volunteers of the Langlade County Sled Dog Club.
Enjoy running your sled dog team on a variety of hills with plenty of excitement for you and your dog on the wooded trails of Track 52 in the northern Crocker Hills. Please be aware that you may encounter sled dog teams training. When a person or team is going to pass or overtake another team, they will call out "TRAIL!" When heard, please move to one side of the trail to allow for a safe pass.
The winter trails are groomed in cooperation with the Langlade County Forestry Department. Trails are marked when open to skijoring and sled dog teams. The parking lot is plowed in winter. Food & restroom facilities are available on winter weekends when Kettlebowl Ski Hill (approximately 1/4 mile from the trailhead) is open from noon to 4 pm.
Track 52 Sled Dog Trails is located approximately 14 miles northeast of Antigo on Langlade-Price Road between Bryant & Lily. The trailhead is exactly ¾ of a mile north of Hwy 52 and Langlade Price Road intersection (¾ mile west of Kettlebowl Ski Hill).
For more information on Track 52 Sled Dog Trails, go to their website by clicking here. Watch a 6-dog team run Track 52 by clicking here.
Track 52 brochure with trail map