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Awesome, Well-Maintained Trail for Hiking

Every time we stay at Nitschke's Northern Resort, we hike the Bearskin trail to get to downtown... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Brittany H
Take in a deep breath of the Northwoods

Rode our bikes from Minocqua to Highway K and back - our Garmin measured 37miles. Many places to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kara N
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199 Front St, Minocqua, WI 54548
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Every time we stay at Nitschke's Northern Resort, we hike the Bearskin trail to get to downtown Minocqua. It's always clean and well-maintained.

Thank Brittany H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rode our bikes from Minocqua to Highway K and back - our Garmin measured 37miles. Many places to stop, rest and take in the Northwoods. Biking to South Blue Lake and back (18 miles) would be a great ride, too. We saw multiple deer and...More

Thank Kara N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I would like to know why you have to pay to ride your bike on this trail. Thank You. It is a beautiful frail in Minocqua so we always walk it.

Thank TheBBomb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On our recent stay in Minocqua, we would take early morning walks through town and on the Bearskin trail. What a treasure this trail is for the area. Well maintained and great for walking and biking.

Thank MailmanSavant
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I highly recommend this trail! It is fairly flat and I walked the part that does in to Minocqua. It was gorgeous. The park ranger stopped us just to say hello and wished us a good day. There were a number of walkers and bikers...More

Thank Stephen D
Reviewed 28 July 2018

Awesome trail that's maintained for biking, walking, running. You can access the trail from downtown by the Thirsty Whale. From there, you walk over an old rail bridge that crosses Lake Minocqua. The views are so cool. If you bike, I believe it's a $5.00...More

1  Thank Robin G
Reviewed 8 June 2018

Quite, fresh, walking along the water, this is a very nice trail. Yes, we did pass a bunch of people, but this is a truly nice, meandering trail. Check it out!

Thank ColoradoHikerJimG
Reviewed 29 November 2017

At a minimum you should walk out on the old rail bridge that crosses Lake Minocqua. It has easy access from downtown and is within walking distance from the motels. We were out there at dusk and saw a beautiful sunset over the lake. Don't...More

1  Thank jtg1961
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Walking or biking, this is one of the premier rail-to-trails in Wisconsin. 18 miles of crushed pink granite. Well posted, both with mile markers and information signs about points of historical or natural interest. Several trestles across marshes and the Bearskin Creek. Picnic Benches. An...More

2  Thank ScoutMidwest
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Beautiful views and easy walk...need to pay a fee if you want to bike it. Nice even paths with some wildlife

1  Thank Susan S
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Z Best bicycles in Minoqua, Excellent bikes and very reasonable, 329 Front St · (715) 356-4224