Whether you're looking to explore or just relax, Antigo and Langlade County, located in the great Wisconsin "Northwoods", offers residents and visitors alike an abundant array of cultural, historical, natural, and recreational options. The true Northwoods tourist destination provides a wide variety of northern Wisconsin recreational opportunities to meet everyone's likings all year long. For good reason, this is why Langlade County has been branded the "County of Trails."
Start planning your next adventure in Langlade County: The County of Trails!
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 north western 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 trail head 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.
Experience the North Woods of Wisconsin by horseback. 45 minute deep woods trail rides are available at 10:00, 12:00, 2:00 and 4:00. 7 days a week by reservation. Highway 45 Riding Stables has been providing the Wisconsin north woods with a unique offering of riding experiences for over 25 years. Besides trail riding, we also offer children's pony rides, beginner horseback riding lessons, day camp, overnight camps for girls, family gatherings, birthday parties, romantic horseback picnics or boarding...we offer a personal touch to every experience. So stop on in, we'd love to get to know you.
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 recrational shelter, pit toilet and hand pump for water. Facilities also include a parking area.
Setting Lake Road,
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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.