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Northern Wisconsin Outdoor Adventures begin here in Langlade County. Langlade County offers many outdoor activities including hunting, fishing, ATVing, snowmobiling, hiking, cross country skiing, downhill skiing, kayaking, rafting, tubing, snowshoeing, swimming, cycling, mountain biking, golfing, camping, horseback riding, canoeing, and so much more! Langlade County has hundreds of miles of recreational trails, a quarter of a million acres of territory open for public hunting, 841 natural lakes, 225 streams, 200 spring ponds, and the famous Wolf River, if you are an outdoor enthusiast, we guarantee that you won't be bored here in Langlade County, the County of Trails. Check below of important reports, maps and information to help you get out and enjoy it all!

Click here to download a Langlade County Recreation Map

Snowmobile Trails
Langlade County Snowmobile
Date of Report:  March 2, 2021

The Langlade County funded snowmobile trails system, Zones A & B, will close as of midnight tonight, Tuesday, March 2, 2021, due to deteriorating trail conditions.

The Langlade County Snowmobile Ordinance prohibits snowmobilers and all terrain vehicles from operating on the trails.

The Langlade County ATV/UTV Trail System will remain closed until further notice.
 
Langlade County Forestry Department
 

Fishing
Fishing Reports
LANGLADE COUNTY FISHING REPORTS

With 841 natural lakes, 225 streams and 200 spring ponds, Langlade County provides unlimited fishing opportunities from pan fish to musky. Many of the lakes have public launch access. However, most County lakes are small (less than 100 acres) and are located in remote forest settings. The nearly 400 miles of trout streams support excellent populations of brook, brown and rainbow trout.

Eastern Langlade County is also home to one of the finest trout streams in the Midwest. The Wolf River offers excellent dry-fly fishing, especially in May and June, with good catches into autumn. The famed trout waters occur in a 40-mile section between Highway T, south to Highway M, and are divided into 10 public access points. This section of the river has a steep gradient creating numerous complex rapids and should only be navigated by experienced anglers. From Post Lake Dam to Highway T, the river is slow moving and is easy to float with a canoe. Anglers will find good populations of northern pike, walleye, bass and musky.
 
Skiing
Downhill skiing - Kettlebowl Ski Hill
Downhill Report: December 2, 2021

Kettlebowl Ski Hill is closed. 

Kettlebowl Ski Hill is normally open Saturday and Sundays from noon to 4 pm when there is enough naturally made snow.  Antigo Ski will be available to renting skis/boots/snowboards when the hill is open.

A huge THANK YOU to all the volunteers that make Kettlebowl so successful all season long!

To map the location: N6875 Hwy 52, Bryant, WI
Lat: 45.2637
Lon: -88.9082


A ski shop from Antigo brings a large trailer out to the hill with the rental skis/boots/snowboards. (ANTIGO SKI, 715.623.4300 or 715.350.1002) The normal hours at the hill are 12-4 Sat & Sun when we are open. We may at times be open during teachers' conventions or holidays. Kettle Bowl ski hill is located approximately 15 miles NE of Antigo on Hwy 52 or 4 miles SW of the Hwy 52/55 intersection at Lily. We have five rope tows, all runs are intermediate with a bunny/beginners hill. Snowboards are very popular and welcome. There are no sledding or tubing facilities. We have a very modern chalet with food available. Snowmobilers are welcome, use caution when entering the parking lot & do not travel in front of the chalet, park to your left as you enter the parking lot.

General Information: The hill is solely run by volunteers which keeps the cost of having outdoor fun affordable. The hill is open on weekends only, weather permitted. They rely on mother nature only.....Adults can get lift passes for $5. Teenagers can get passes for $3, kids 6-12 get passes for $2, and kids five and under get to ski for free.

4.3 miles long, includes three loops, groomed for classic skiing.

From Antigo, travel North on Hwy 45 to Hwy I. East on Hwy I to Hwy 52 approximately eight miles.

Cross Country Skiing-Gartzke Flowage Cross-Country Ski Trail
Date of Report: March 15, 2021

The Gartzke Flowage Cross Country ski trails are not skiable, but the ski and snowshoe trails are open for hiking.  As the snow continues to deteriorate, the trails on the south side of the bridge will become wet and muddy until conditions dry out later this spring/summer.

Antigo Bike and Ski Club volunteers maintain the cross country trails, snowshoe trails, and facilities year-round.  All donations are appreciated to help the Club maintain and make improvements on the property, owned by Langlade County.  

The trails are always open, so you will not see a "trails closed" announcement.

Trail location: W6379 Fifth Ave, Antigo WI 54409
Lat: 45.1326
Lon: -89.9641


General Information:

5.5 miles long, designed for all abilities, and groomed for both classic and freestyle. Parking area, restrooms, and a recreation shelter.
From Antigo, travel east on County F. Once past County S intersection continue East on fifth Avenue Road 2 more miles.
 

Cross Country Skiing-Jack Lake Trail
Date of Report: March 9, 2021

The Jack Lake Cross Country Ski Trail is not skiable, but the trail is open for hiking.

Trail Location: N8375 Park Road, Deerbrook, WI 54424
Lat: 45.3374
Lon: -89.1367

Typically Jack Lake Ski Trails are groomed on Monday, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays (Fridays as needed) every week during the winter.


General Information
15 miles long, designed for all abilities, and Piston-Bully groomed for both classic and freestyle. Parking area, restrooms, and a warming shelter.

Location
From Antigo, travel north on Hwy 45 to Hwy J. Turn east on Hwy J and travel approximately 2 miles. Trailhead will be on your left.
715-623-6214

Jack Lake Trail Map

Cross Country Skiing-Kettlebowl Ski Trail
Date of Report: March 9, 2021

Kettlebowl XC Ski Trail is not skiable, but the trail is open for hiking.

NOTE: Kettlebowl XC Ski Trail groomers will try to groom every Saturday morning.  In addition, when Kettlebowl Ski Hill is closed, park by the entrance gate and walk to the trailhead.

To map the location: N6875 Hwy 52, Lily WI
Lat: 45.2637
Lon: -88.9082

Important Notice: 
The parking lot by Kent Fire Tower Road will not be plowed.

General Information
4.3 miles long, includes three loops, groomed for classic skiing.

Location
From Antigo, travel North on Hwy 45 to Hwy I. East on Hwy I to Hwy 52 approximately eight miles.

Kettlebowl Cross-Country Ski Trail Map
 

Cross Country Skiing-Maranatha Ski Trail System
Date of Report: March 10, 2021

Maranatha Cross Country Ski Trail is closed for the season. 
 
Trail location: N6120 Sawyer Lake Rd, White Lake, WI 54491
Lat: 45.2479
Lon: -88.7513

General Information

Maintained by Silver Birch Ranch and is open to the public. Nine clearly marked trail loops encompass 6.7 miles of beautiful wooded scenery in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. The trail ranges from beginner to expert levels and is groomed for traditional skiing.

Location
The trailhead begins ½ mile East of Silver Birch Ranch located at N6120 Sawyer Lake Road (4 miles North of Langlade). From Langlade, follow Hwy 55 about 4 miles north to Sawyer Lake Road (FR 2122). Turn right and go about 2 miles. The parking area is at the trailhead on the right (south) side of Sawyer Lake Road.

Maranatha Ski Trail Map

Cross Country Skiing - Moccasin Ski Trail
Reported: December 6, 2021

The Moccasin Ski Trail received 6 or more inches of mainly dry fluffy snow on Sunday, December 5, 2021.  The cross-country trail was rolled yesterday (it had also been rolled last week Wed.).  Today the ski trail was dragged and tracked.  It is in good to very good condition except for the Luge Loop where some rocks are still exposed.  The snowshoe trail was also packed.  The parking lot has been plowed.

For information on trail condition Chuck Wetzel (715-275-3068) or check www.langladecounty.org. If anyone does work on the trail like brushing, please contact Chuck Wetzel as we will be receiving a grant again this year for work done on the trail.

General Information
5.5 miles long, designed for all abilities, and groomed for both classic and freestyle. Parking area, restrooms, and two warming shelters with heat sources and tables.

Location
From Antigo, travel North on Hwy 45 approximately 18 miles. Turn left onto Enterprise Lake Road. West on Moccasin Lake Road to Bear Road. South on Bear Road one mile to the trailhead.

Lat: 45.4370
Lon: -89.1367


Moccasin Ski Trail Map

Cross Country Skiing-Springbrook Cross Country Ski Trail
Date of Report: March 10, 2021

The Springbrook X-Country Ski Trail east of Virginia Street is closed for the season.  

Location Trailhead: 300 block of Byrne Street (off of Langlade Road), Antigo WI 54409
Lat: 45.1413
Lon: -89.1506


Please Note: the City of Antigo does not staff on the weekend. Any snow occurring in the evening hours or on the weekend will be taken care of during regular business hours.

General Information
The City of Antigo offers two miles of cross-country loops on the Antigo Lake trail. Access is available from the 300 block of Byrne Street, off of Langlade Road, the dead-end of Virginia Street or behind North Elementary School.

Springbrook Cross Country Ski Trail Map
Snowshoeing
Snowshoeing in Langlade County
Packed Snowshoe Trails
Gartzke Flowage
The trail is located entirely on Langlade County property east of Antigo off 5th Avenue Road. It's approximately 5.5 miles in length and has a variety of trails for all abilities. It is managed by the Langlade County Forestry and Recreation Department and the Antigo Bike and Ski Club. The trail is groomed and tracked by the Antigo Bike and Ski Club.

Moccasin Lake
The trail system is designed for snowshoeing and horseback riding. The snowshoe trail starts on the west side of the parking lot. Feel free to make your own trail but please stay off the cross country ski trail.

Back Country Snowshoeing
If Back-country snowshoeing is more your style of snowshoeing, enjoy the 130,000 acres of County forest lands or try one of these signed but ungroomed trails.

Jack Lake Mountain Bike Trail Map
The trail system is designed for mountain biking but is open to snowshoeing in winter. The trailhead is located within Langlade County's Veteran's Memorial Park.

The Game Lake Nature Trail at Veterans Memorial Park/Jack Lake Map
The trail system is designed for hiking, biking, snowshoeing, and horseback riding. Motor vehicles are prohibited on these trials. The trail is on Langlade County property and is managed by the Langlade County Forestry and Recreation Department. The trailhead is located within Langlade County's Veteran's Memorial Park.

Single Track Mountain Bike Trail - Open for snowshoeing.
This ungroomed fat tire bike and snowshoe trail is close to Antigo and is a great place to ride or snowshoe. The trail consists of loops of rolling hills and beautiful scenery. The trailhead is located at N1985 Dump Rd, Antigo, WI 54409.

Ice Age National Scenic Trail
Langlade County boasts 50 miles of the thousand-mile Ice Age National Scenic Trail that can be snowshoed in the winter. There are 5 segments: 13 miles Kettlebowl, 12 miles Lumbercamp, 9.5 miles Old Railroad, 13.5 miles Highland Lakes and 12 miles Parrish Hills.
Sledding
Antigo Sledding Hill
Report: March 5, 2021

The sledding hill is in poor and icy condition.  The stairs are shoveled. Lights eliminate the hill before dark and shut off around 8:30 pm.

Location: Off First Avenue (between Edison and Dorr Street)
 
Ice Skating
Outdoor Skating Rinks
Report: March 5, 2021

Peaceful Valley Heinzen Pavilion Rink (figure skaters and non-hockey skaters): Peaceful Valley Heinzen Pavilion Rink is closed for the season.
 
The City of Antigo Park and Rec crews will open and close the garage doors based on the snow forecast, and conditions.  However, the rink will always be accessible through the walk-through garage door on the east side of the building.  Benches have been placed for sitting and putting on skates.

Peaceful Valley Hockey Rink: Peaceful Valley hockey rink is closed for the season.

The ice trail connecting the rinks and the warming house is closed for the season. 

Peaceful Valley Warming House: Peaceful Valley Warming House is closed for the season. 
When open, the warming house is open from 7:00 am – 8:30 pm.  The doors lock at 8:30 pm, so please be sure to have all personal items out of the Warming House prior to 8:30 pm.
 
Peaceful Valley Ice Rinks and Warming House are located at 420 Field Street (near the community-built playground). When open the rinks have light for evening hockey and skating and a warming house with restrooms that are open from 8 am to 8:30 pm daily.

Please Note: the City of Antigo does not staff on the weekend or holidays.  Any snow occurring in the evening hours or on the weekend will be removed the next business day.
 
Dog Park
City of Antigo Dog Park
Date of Report:  March 3, 2021

The Antigo Dog Park gates are shoveled and open. The parking lot is plowed.  The large and small dog area is plowed.
 

The Dog Park is located off of Century Avenue or the new Hwy 64 bypass (Address: 2000 Hwy 64, Antigo, WI 54409). This area was formally a landfill but has since been capped. It will now be utilized as space for owners and their pets to enjoy socializing and off-leash time within an expansive and beautiful fenced-in area.

The park features a separate small dog area (approximately 2 acres), various access gates to enter and exit the park, and various trails and open spaces that will be mowed throughout the summer season.
 
Cycling/Mountain Biking
Antigo Single Track Mountain Bike Trail
Date of Report:  October 18, 2021

The Antigo Single Track Trail is in good condition.  The trail was leaf blown on October 15, 2021.

You will enjoy one-mile loops of rolling hills and beautiful scenery. Close to shopping, food, and additional recreational opportunities.
Location: N1985 Dump Road (a little south of Antigo). Trailhead located right before the entrance to the old city dump.
Length: .90 miles in length

Antigo Single Track Mountain Bike Trail Map

Antigo Springbrook Trail
Date of Report:  October 21, 2021

The Springbrook Trail in Antigo is in good condition.

The City of Antigo has a new walking/biking trail. The trail is a combination of asphalt, boardwalk and wood chip paths along Antigo Lake and Spring Brook before meandering through forests.
Location:
The trailhead is on Fourth Avenue in Antigo, east of Hwy 45.
Length:
2 plus miles in length with a 10-foot-wide trail.

Antigo Walking/Biking Trail Map

Gartzke Flowage Recreation Area
Date of Report:   October 21, 2021

Gartzke Flowage trails, both north and south of the bridge, have been mowed and downed trees have been removed. There are some muddy, wet spots on the trails adjacent to the flowage, but they can easily get around on the edge of the trail. The shortcut trail directly across the bridge has been improved and provides easy access to the upland trails south of the bridge.

The trails are always open, so you will not see a "trails closed" announcement.

Antigo Bike and Ski Club volunteers maintain the facilities year-round.  All donations are appreciated to help the Club maintain and make improvements on the property, owned by Langlade County. 
The Gartzke Flowage Recreation Area offers trails that are very scenic and traverse through a Norway Pine plantation, upland hardwood, and cedar swamps along the flowage. Several spring seeps dot the landscape and add to the natural beauty of the area. Trails are great for mountain/ fat tire bikers in the summer and spring. Fat tire bikes are not allowed on the trail in the winter.
Location:
W6379 Fifth Ave
Antigo, WI 54409

The trail is located entirely on Langlade County property east of Antigo off 5th Avenue Road.
Length:
5.5 miles in length and has a variety of trails for all abilities.

Gartzke Flowage Recreation Map
 

Jack Lake Mountain Bike Trail in Veteran's Memorial Park
Mountain Biking Report:  October 18, 2021

Logging has started on the trail system and is advancing quickly.  There are some trail closures that will remain in effect for a while.  Rebuilding the trail will be required. Currently, some of the Yellow and Blue Trails on the east side of the road are closed.  There is yellow caution tape at the intersections to keep riders away from the logging area. 
Click here to see a map of the sections that are closed.  The black lines on the map in the photo mark the trail closures. The dotted line marks a logging road that will take you out to a gravel road within Veterans Memorial Park. Turn left and follow the road through Jack Lake Campground to the trailhead.
The rest of Jack Lake Mountain Bike Trail is in good shape.  The trail has been leaf blown on October 15, 2021. 

New in 2017, Veteran's Memorial Park offers 8.5 miles of fast and flowing single and double-track mountain biking trails. Whether you're a first-time biker or a longtime shredder, these trails have something for everyone. The trail weaves its course through changing scenery of northern hardwood, aspen, and conifer forest types. The trail also meanders along three undeveloped glacier lakes, wetlands, and bogs.
Location:
​Veteran's Memorial Park/Jack Lake
N8375 Park Road
Deerbrook, WI 

The trailhead is located within Langlade County's Veteran's Memorial Park 15 miles north of Antigo. Once in the park, the trailhead is located in the southwest corner of the parking lot before entering the campgrounds.
Length:
The trail is 8.5 miles in length.

Jack Lake Mountain Bike Trail Map

Moccasin Lake Trail
Date of Report: October 21, 2021

The grass was cut on the Moccasin Ski Trail in July.  Thanks to Mark Black, Todd and Amy Joerns and Amy Vickers who used the rental tractor and mower from Builder’s Service.  Mark and Todd also kept the area around Michelle’s Lodge mowed.  The trail had good use through the summer.  The snowshoe trail was not cut, but it is now in good shape for hiking.  The leaves are changing and colorful.  Due to a wind storm the end of this July, the south end of the snowshoe trail (Junction E to F) on the west side of Pine Lake Road is blocked due to large fallen trees.  This portion of the snowshoe trail will be opened after a logging job for storm damage is completed within the next year. Another logging job on the northeast portion of the ski trail still needs to be done, but not during the ski season.   

The trail oversees two river basins; the Prairie flowing west, and the Hunting flowing east. On the eastern leg, the view overlooks a vast black spruce swamp that extends all the way to and beyond Elcho. The far end offers three fun hills; the Luge, the Expressway, and the Muskellunge.
Location:
The trail is located entirely on Langlade County property north of Antigo off Moccasin Lake Road.
Length:
5.5 miles in length and offers a variety of trails for all abilities.

Moccasin Lake Trail Map

Nicolet Roche Bike Trail
Date of Report: October 21, 2021

The Nicolet Roche Mountain Bike Trail is in good condition, but please be aware of downed trees from the July 26th storm.  For sure there are downed trees on the Old Grave segment down to Boulder Lake, switchbacks before Michelle's bench, and trail up Bee Sting Hill.  Many small sticks and limbs on the trail to be aware of. They will be a trail workday on Friday, August 6.

The trail bed has dried and is firm.  Map and trail information are on the kiosks by the Boulder Lake trailhead and the Hwy 64 trail access just east of Langlade. The new kiosk at the Hwy 64 location has a large-scale map and trail information. All new trail map boards have also been installed at various trail junctions. Additional new signs will be installed over the next few weeks.
 

The challenging Nicolet Roche Mountain Bike Trail, located in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, is a single-track trail that incorporates natural features sure to keep the excitement level up.
Location:
On the south end at Boulder Lake Campground & Boat Landing 1.8 miles northeast of Hwy 55 via Cty WW and Forest Road 2116. On the north end on Hwy 64, 3.3 miles east of Langlade.
Length:
14 miles total with 13 miles of single-track.

Nicolet Roche Bike Trail Map

Wolf River State Mountain Bike Trail
Date of Report:  October 21, 2021

Due to recent storms, there is a possibility for downed trees, please be cautious while riding. Wolf River State Trail is ridable with a mountain bike, crossover bike with wider tires, or gravel bike. 

The Wolf River State Trail offers 33.4 miles of trail to mountain bike from White Lake to Lake Metonga in Forest County. The Wolf River State Trail follows along the former Wisconsin Central railroad corridor and is adjacent to the Wolf River. The trail is non-motorized in summer from White Lake to Lily, but from Lily to Lake Metonga the Wolf River State Trail is motorized. The trail is gravel based in Langlade County and may be rough or soft in sections so the tread is more suitable for mountain or gravel bicycles. 

Location:
Parking is available in downtown White Lake along Highway M/Lake Street near the intersection with Maple Street.
Length:
From Wallrich Rd parking lot to West Hollister Rd is 4.9 miles and West Hollister Rd to Lily parking lot is 5.7 miles.  The total non-motorized section of trail from Wallrich Rd to Lily is 10.6 miles with 33.4 total miles of trail from White Lake to Lake Metonga in Forest County. For more information on the Wolf River State Trail, click here.
ATV Trails Reports/Maps
Langlade County ATV Trail System
Date of Report: December 2, 2021

THE LANGLADE COUNTY SUMMER ATV/UTV TRAIL SYSTEM INCLUDING ALL STATE-FUNDED TRAILS AND ROUTES ARE SCHEDULED TO CLOSE ON FRIDAY DECEMBER 3, AT 8:00 A.M.
 
Winter access on snowmobile trails will be authorized by public service announcement when snowmobile trails are open and when required conditions are met.
 
For more information, please contact Al Murray, Forest Administrator at 715-627-6300.
 
The Langlade County ATV/UTV clubs including the Parrish Highlanders ATV Club, The Wolf River Riders ATV Club, and the White Lake ATV Club and sponsors and operators of the existing trails, have put in many volunteered hours of brushing, signing, and trail work to provide ATV/UTV trails for your use in 2021.  Please thank them for their efforts and patronize their business sponsors.
 
We hope that you enjoyed the Langlade county trail system in 2021 and thank you for supporting the economy and businesses of Langlade County! 
Langlade County Forestry and Recreation Department
 
Download the newest Langlade County ATV/UTV map.

Visit the DNR Website at http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/atv/ for rules and regulations.

These trails are mostly on land owned and managed by Langlade County. Trails were developed and are maintained by Langlade County with the exception of private property which is maintained by local clubs. There are over 86 miles of trail connected by several routes. The trail is very scenic and traverses glacial moraines, upland hardwoods, cedar swamps and small rivers and lakes. The terrain is slightly rolling to very hilly, and links to the Lincoln, Oneida, Forest, and Oconto County ATV trails. For more information on Langlade County ATV/UTV trail system click here.

UTV Rules & Regulations
Hunting
Hunting in Langlade County
Whether you carry a shotgun, rifle or bow, and with over 126,000 acres of territory open for public hunting you will find unlimited opportunities in Langlade County’s diverse forests and watersheds. Wildlife available to hunt include dear and bear, ruffed grouse & woodcock, squirrel, rabbit, turkey and waterfowl. Predator hunting is also a big sport in Langlade County. Hunting, as well as many other non-motorized activities, is allowed on all county lands entered into the County Forest Crop Law, private and industrial lands entered into the Forest Crop Law or Managed Forest Lands Law and designated State of Wisconsin lands.

These lands can be accessed from any road found on the official County Road Map. Access beyond these official roads, by motorized vehicle, is a matter of rules and policies approved by each entity. The many roads that bisect these lands are open to foot access and some are open to motorized access (see chart).

Tree Stands
No person shall construct, cause to be constructed, use or occupy andy permanent elevated scaffold or other permanent elevated device, commonly referred to as a tree stand, on any lands owned or uder the control of Langlade County. Portable tree stands may be used, provided that they are erected after September 1 and completely removed no later than one week following the close of late archery season, such portable tree stands are not in any manner bolted, nailed or screwed to the tree and such prortable tree stands cause no permanent damage to the trees in which they are placed. The use of nails, screws, psikes or other devices to aid in climbing a tree is prohibited. The cutting of shooting lanes is prodhibited. Tree stands found in violation of this section may be removed and will become the property of Langlade County.

Langlade County Forest
Tree Stands- Portable tree stands only. September 1 thru January 7 only. No Screws, spikes or nails.
Ground Blinds- Must be constructed of natural materials only. No cutting of live trees or shooting lanes.
ATV & Vehicle Use- Prohibited on all gated, locked, bermed or posted areas.

State of Wisconsin Land Ownership
Tree Stands- Portable stands only. Must be removed daily.
Ground Blinds- Must be constructed of natural materials only. Daily removal required.
ATV & Vehicle Use- Restricted unless on designated ATV posted trail.

Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest
Safety Note: Due to the July 19th storm, the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest is open to visitors; however, hazards exist from the storm event that may pose a safety risk to hunters/visitors.  Since the storm, the Forest has been in recovery mode, facilitating several timber sales and initiating National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) analysis. Visitors are reminded that many hazards exist from the storm event that may pose a safety risk. Visitors should refer to the closure order for recreation areas, trails, and roads that were damaged by the storm event and be mindful in order to ensure safety.  Visit the Chequamegon-Nicolet Nation Forest page for more information by clicking here
Tree Stands- Portable tree stands only. No cutting of live trees. Can erect one day before hunting season. Must be removed at the end of late bow hunting season. No nails, screws, screw in steps, etc.
Ground Blinds- Made from natural vegetation only. No cutting of live vegetation. Must be removed after season.
ATV & Vehicle Use- No ATV use. Street legal vehicles only on forest roads unless gated or bermed.

Langlade County Recreation Map
Horse Trails
Crocker Hills Horseback Riding Trails
The Crocker Hills Horseback Riding Trails are 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 area at the trail head west of Fraley road and a restroom.

Crocker Hills Horse Trail Map
 

Moccasin Lake Riding Trail
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. Facilities include a parking area, restrooms and a warming shelter.

Moccasin Lake Horse Trail Map

Popple Ridge Trail
Date of Report: September 1, 2021
The Popple Ridge Horseback Riding Trail is closed due to the July 19, 2019 storm damage.  It is not anticipated to be open in 2020.  For more information on Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest 2019 Storm Damage, click here.  There has been no update from the Forest Service on an anticipated opening date.

The Popple Ridge Trail is located in the eastern end of Langlade County off Hwy 55 and the Sawyer Lake Road area in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. The trail is approximately 16 miles in length is divided into three loops. This area also features a variety of rolling terrain. Public access is available near Nine Mile Resort off of Hwy 55.

Popple Ridge Trail Map
Hiking
Gartzke Flowage Recreation Area
Date of Report: October 21, 2021

Gartzke Flowage trails, both north and south of the bridge, have been mowed and downed trees have been removed. There are some muddy, wet spots on the trails adjacent to the flowage, but they can easily be hiked around on the edge of the trail. The shortcut trail directly across the bridge has been improved and provides easy access to the upland trails south of the bridge.

The trails are always open, so you will not see a "trails closed" announcement.

Antigo Bike and Ski Club volunteers maintain the facilities year-round.  All donations are appreciated to help the Club maintain and make improvements on the property, owned by Langlade County. 
The Gartzke Flowage Recreation Area offers trails that are very scenic and traverse through a Norway Pine plantation, upland hardwood, and cedar swamps along the flowage. Several spring seeps dot the landscape and add to the natural beauty of the area.
Location:
W6379 Fifth Ave
Antigo, WI 54409

The trail is located entirely on Langlade County property east of Antigo off 5th Avenue Road.
Length:
5.5 miles in length and has a variety of trails for all abilities.

Gartzke Flowage Recreation Map

Hunting Walking Trails
Date of Report: October 21, 2021

Hunter Walking Trails has 24-miles of primarily forest roads that have been widened, mowed, and maintained annually.  The area is primarily aspen forests with intermixed hardwood ridges and swamps. This block of county forest is focused on creating an ideal habitat for whitetail deer, ruffed grouse, American woodcock, and other "young forest" wildlife species.  Accessible off of County Highway T, Jack Lake Firelane, Camp 23 Road, and Stevens Springs Grade.

Ice Age National Scenic Trail - Langlade County Segments
Date of Report: October 21, 2021

An incomplete logging operation, including eight acres of clear cut, affects a half-mile of the Lumbercamp segment just west of Baker Lake. The logging was occurring on a portion of the steep, boulder-strewn trail so hikers should be alert and exercise extreme precaution in the area.  The logger uses Otto Mauk Road to the west of the operation for log storage and hauling to WI 52 so hikers should also be alert and cautious in this area. 

A private landowner on the south end of the Kettlebowl Segment recently notified the chapter of logging activity starting Monday, September 27, 2021. The landowner also requested that hikers avoid the area so the segment is closed until logging is completed. Closure notices are posted at the Wisconsin 52 and Sherry Road Trail Heads. The completion date is unknown.

The Kettlebowl Segment trailhead on Sherry/Oak Roads was moved over a half-mile to a new location on Sherry Road. The trail was also extended a third of a mile to the new trailhead which is closer to a county-owned parking lot. The lot accessible by a road walk via Sherry Road offers safe and legal parking space for hiker vehicles.  

For a more in-depth report, go to the Langlade County Ice Age Trail Chapter's page by clicking here.
 

Langlade County boasts 50 miles of the thousand-mile Ice Age National Scenic Trail, divided into five segments:  9.5 miles Kettlebowl, 12 miles Lumbercamp, 12 miles Summit Moraine, 8 miles Highland Lakes and 12 miles Parrish Hills.

Interactive Ice Age National Scenic Trail Map
Ice Age National Scenic Trail Map
 

Jack Lake Trail at Veteran's Memorial Park
Date of Report: October 21, 2021

Jack Lake area hiking trails have been cleared of downed trees.  The boardwalk on Game Lake nature trail is completely restored with no current flooding.

Jack Lake Trail at Veteran's Memorial Park offers many miles of marked nature trails that feature a loop around an underdeveloped lake and an arboretum with over 500 plant species.

Moccasin Lake Hiking Trails
Date of Report: October 21, 2021

The grass was cut on the Moccasin Ski Trail in July.  Thanks to Mark Black, Todd and Amy Joerns and Amy Vickers who used the rental tractor and mower from Builder’s Service.  Mark and Todd also kept the area around Michelle’s Lodge mowed.  The trail had good use through the summer.  The snowshoe trail was not cut, but it is now in good shape for hiking.  The leaves are changing and colorful.  Due to a wind storm the end of this July, the south end of the snowshoe trail (Junction E to F) on the west side of Pine Lake Road is blocked due to large fallen trees.  This portion of the snowshoe trail will be opened after a logging job for storm damage is completed within the next year. Another logging job on the northeast portion of the ski trail still needs to be done, but not during the ski season.   

The trail oversees two river basins; the Prairie flowing west, and the Hunting flowing east. On the eastern leg, the view overlooks a vast black spruce swamp that extends all the way to and beyond Elcho. The far end offers three fun hills; the Luge, the Expressway, and the Muskellunge.
Location:
The trail is located entirely on Langlade County property north of Antigo off Moccasin Lake Road.
Length:
8.9 miles in length and offers a variety of trails for all abilities.

Moccasin Lake Trail Map

Noboken School Forest
The Noboken School Forest is a 168-acre site that is open to the public. Noboken School Forest has several different habitat types including a tamarack swamp, a small pond, and a 27-acre lake, Noboken Lake.  
Location:
Noboken School Forest is located 12-miles north of Antigo off of State Hwy. 45 on County Highway J to the east (the road that goes to Jake Lake/Veterans Memorial Park). Travel 1⁄2 mile on Hwy J and turn right at the gated logging road (about 1⁄4 mile after the power lines). There is a sign at the gate that says, “Antigo School Forest Education Shelter”. Follow the logging road to the shelter. 
Length:
2.42 miles in length

Noboken School Forest Trail Map

Springbrook Trail
Date of Report:  October 21, 2021

The Springbrook Trail is in good condition.

The City of Antigo has a walking trail. This two-plus-mile trail is 10-foot-wide and is constructed out of a combination of asphalt, boardwalk, and wood-chip paths along Antigo Lake and Spring Brook before meandering through forests. The trail has 420' of low-level boardwalk and 1,800 of raised boardwalk along Spring Brook waterway.  There are four overlooks and two bridges constructed with funds and labor provided by Inland Lakes, the City of Antigo, and the Antigo Rotary Club.  The Springbrook Trail is cleared during the winter, so take advantage of the paved trail to walk, run, and enjoy our community. 

Location:
The trailhead is on Fourth Avenue in Antigo, east of Hwy 45. You can also access the trail off Virginia Street, north of Hwy 64/Fifth Avenue, or park behind North Elementary school. 
Length:
2.5 miles of paved trail and just over 1 mile of rough trail

Springbrook Trail Map
Click here to view trail amenities.

Wolf River State Trail
Date of Report: October 21, 2021

The Wolf River State Trail could have downed trees due to recent storms, please be cautious while hiking.

The Wolf River State Trail offers 33.4 miles of trail to hike from White Lake to Lake Metonga in Forest County along the former Wisconsin Central railroad corridor. The Wolf River State Trail is non-motorized in summer from White Lake to Lily, but please be aware that from Lily to Lake Metonga the trail is a multi-use trail. ATVers are allowed on the Wolf River State Trail from Lily to Lake Metonga.
Kayaking/Rafting
Wolf River Report
Find out water levels here for the Wolf River in Langlade County.

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Fall Color Viewing
Fall Color Report
Get ready for fall! Wisconsin's most colorful season is about to make a splash in Langlade County.