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Rice Lake Area Trails and Parks

Hiking, Biking, Horseback Riding, Cross-Country Skiing, Snowmobiling, and ATV Trails

Tuscobia State Trail
76-mile retired railroad grade from Barron County to Park Falls converted to hiking, biking, horseback riding, snowmobiling, and ATV trail. Well-marked and maintained. Additional information about the Tuscobia State Trail is also available from the Ranger Station in Winter Wisconsin at (715) 266-3511

Ice Age National Scenic Trail
A thousand-mile footpath—entirely within Wisconsin—that highlights Ice Age landscape features while providing access to some of the state's most beautiful natural areas.

Wild Rivers Trail
Runs north 97 miles from Rice Lake to to Superior. Multi-use hiking, biking, horseback riding, snowmobiling, and ATV trail; groomed snowmobile trail. 3 miles north of Rice Lake it intersects with Tuscobia State Trail, which continues 74 miles east to Park Falls.

Rustic Road 18
This narrow five-mile loop through white oak, aspen and birch forest begins and ends on County M.

Narrow Gauge Trails
Logging trails turned snowmobile trails west of Haugen on county forest land. Beautiful area.

Blue Hills Trails
The Blue Hills Trail System has over 35 kilometers of fabulous cross-country trails looping through one of Wisconsin's most beautiful landscapes.

Chippewa River Trail
The trail is between Eau Claire and Durand in west central Wisconsin. Much of it lies on the bed of the old Milwaukee Road railroad line that was built in 1882.

Timberland Hills - Cumberland
Impressive 24k trail system. Wide trails and many challenging sections. Timberland Hills West is a 2.5k section right next door that is lighted until around 11 pm. (715) 822-3727

Hickory Ridge Trail
Located in Northern Chippewa County in the County Forest. The trail begins at the parking lot off of 225th Avenue (Bob Lake Road).

Northern Chippewa County, near Bloomer
3 challenging loops which wind through scenic oak and aspen forest with rolling to moderately steep grades. 14.2 km groomed for both traditional and skate skiing with rest shelters on the north and south loops. No Dogs allowed. (866) 723-0331

Barron Area Nordic Trail Association
5.3km of trail system through a mix of mature oak-maple forest and open fields. Located on the south side of the City of Barron, just south of the football field.

Cedar Side Walking Trail
Coleman Street south with return to Coleman Street: 3.7 miles
North of Highway "O": with return 2.4 miles
South of Highway "O" around loop with return: 1.3 miles
Southern loop only: 0.7 miles

Moon Lake Biking and Walking Trail
This trail winds through the park along Moon Lake and back for a total distance of 1.5 miles.

Blue Hills Felsenmeer
Within Rusk County Forest. Rusk County. 75 acres. Features talus slopes and is an outstanding location for geological interpretation of glacial action. The natural area consists of several small valleys, strewn with lichen-covered rocks, on the southwest side of the Blue Hills.

Gundy's Canyon at Horseman
On the Rusk and Sawyer county line at County Road C. Unique private property with felsenmeer slide, rose stone bluffs and seasonal flow waterfall.

Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary
400 acres of mature forest, ancient white pines, black spruce / tamarack bog, meadow grasses, and wildflowers support rare plant and animal species. Environmental learning center offers programs May through September. (715) 635-6543.

The Japanese Friendship Garden
Located on the UW-Barron County Campus. Built by the Rice Lake International Friendship Association as a symbol of sister city relationship with Miharu, Japan, an ongoing student adult exchange program that began in 1987. Typical Japanese garden designed by a master gardener from Miharu. Upon entering the gate visitors follow stepping stones to the meditation bench where, while seated at the bench a vision of a miniature mountain range with the illusion of a waterfall flowing into a pond can be seen.

Rice Lake Parks

  • City Park: East Stout Street by the lake
  • Narrows Park: East Sawyer Street on the lake
  • Roux Park: West Marshall Street
  • Shudlick Park: South Hatten Avenue
  • FFA Park: Lakeshore Drive
  • Hiawatha Park: Monroe Avenue, north of Rice Lake Knapp Stout Park. South Main by bridge
  • Moon Lake Park: South Avenue, 234-9235
  • Hunters Memorial Park: Whitetail Drive and Linden Avenue.
  • Veteran's Park: Orchard Beach Lane
    Veteran's Memorial in remembrance to veterans of all branches of the military
  • Indian Mounds Park: North Lakeshore Drive, near Medical Center.
    Preserves 12 of some known 67 Indian Burial Mounds constructed in the Rice Lake area. Archeological excavations have revealed burial bundles, ornaments and implements.

Ice Age Trail

Rice Lake WI Hiking Trails

Cedarside Trail

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