Own your own horse? If so, Langlade County is a great place for a Northwoods equine expedition as Langlade County has 49 miles of horseback riding trails! The trails feature primitive camping areas, allowing you and your four-legged friend to take in the beauty of the hilly hardwood forests away from the hustle and bustle of civilization. No worries if you don't own your own horse, but want to take a trail ride. Highway 45 Riding Stables has you covered.
The Crocker Hills Horse and Dog Sled Trail System is located on Langlade County property and private property east of Antigo off Fraley Road. It is approximately 15.3 miles in length and offers a variety of trails and scenic beauty. The horse trail is located between Norway Lake and Evergreen Creek. In the northwestern portion of the trail steep hills and valleys afford the rider beautiful vistas of the northern hardwood complex. The trail facilities include a parking/primitive camping area and a pit toilet bathroom at the trailhead west of Fraley Road. There is also water that can be obtained there by a hand pump. An open-air shelter is also located at the trailhead and has several picnic tables on-site.
The Triple R Riding Club maintains these trails during the summer and the Langlade County Sled Dog Club during the winter. Click here for more information on Crocker Hill Recreation Area.
Crocker Hills Trail Map
Hwy 45 Riding Stables is a family-owned business for over 30 years that provides a 45-minutes trail ride that is open to the public. For our camps, we offer full day, half day, and overnight camps to children providing a hands-on experience and teaching them the basic training of how to ride and handle a horse. We offer a unique experience riding through the beautiful Northern Wisconsin woods striving for everyone to have a wonderful and safe experience. We are open Monday through Saturday all year round, weather permitting, and our rides go out at 10:00, 12:00, 2:00, and 4:00, by calling 715-623-6868 to make a reservation.
Located west of Elcho on the existing cross-country ski trail and adjoining forest roads. This area features a variety of rolling terrain and is highlighted by two river basins. Moccasin is set up as a horse camping area, with gravel pad pull-in sites, picnic tables, and fire rings. There is a recreational shelter, pit toilet, and hand pump for water. Facilities also include a parking area.
Elcho XC Ski Club maintains these trails. Click here for more information on Moccasin Lake Recreation Area.
Moccasin Lake Riding Trail
NOTE: The Popple Ridge Horseback Riding Trail is closed due to the July 19, 2019 storm damage. There has been no update from the Forest Service on an anticipated opening date. For more information on Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest 2019 Storm Damage, click here.
The Popple Ridge Trail is located in the eastern end of Langlade County off Hwy 55. The trail is located in the Chequamegon Nicolet National Forest. Located 4 miles north of the intersection of Hwys 64 and 55, turn east on Sawyer Lake Road, go 5 miles to Setting Lake Road, go South 3 miles to camp area. There is approximately 25 miles of trails with a variety of different terrains to choose from. This trail is managed by the Triple R Riding Club along with other volunteers. There is also access near Nine Mile Resort off of Hwy 55.
The trail is marked throughout by horseshoe signs and "You Are Here" signs at major intersections.
The trail passes through the Silver Birch horse-riding trail system, with beautiful scenery of forests, ponds, rivers & lakes.
At this time there is a primitive camping area. There is water near the camp at a small stream on Setting Lake Road if you need it.
Popple Ridge Trail Map