Wisconsin
12
www.stateparks.com
'Robin' © stateparks.com
upload your photos

USA Parks
Wisconsin
Northwoods Region
Bearskin State Park Trail
BEARSKIN STATE PARK TRAIL
BEARSKIN STATE PARK TRAIL
The Bearskin State Park Trail consists of 18 miles of abandoned railroad grade. It stretches between Minocqua and County Highway K in Oneida County, with plans to connect with the Lincoln County Hiawatha Trail

The Department of Natural Resources purchased the old grade in 1973 for public hiking, biking, and snowmobile use. Development and designated access points have been kept to a minimum to preserve aesthetic qualities the trail provides. The route winds through oak, maple and evergreen forests- which are home to eagles, osprey, deer, raccoons and other wildlife.

The trail is named after the Bearskin Creek, a tributary of the Tomahawk River it traverses.


Get directions
to this park:

by Town and state
OR
by zip code

Nearby Parks


Trails
The trail is surfaced with compacted granite to provide suitable tread for hiking and biking. All vehicular traffic (except snowmobiles in winter months) and horses are prohibited to allow for safe and enjoyable public use.

Due to the expense of shipping limestone screenings all the way to northern Wisconsin, rotten granite was used as an alternative trail surfacing. While it does not compact as well as the screenings, it is still suitable for biking.
Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews


Area Campgrounds

Terrace View Campsites
W5220 Terrace View Road
Tomahawk, WI
715-453-8352


Arbor Vitae Campground
10545 Big Arbor Vitae Drive
Arbor Vitae, WI
715-356-5146


Patricia Lake Campground
8505 Camp Pinemere Road
Minocqua, WI
715-356-3198


Hiawatha Trailer Resort
PO Box 590
Woodruff, WI


Indian Shores Camping & Cottage Resort
7750 Indian Shores Road
Woodruff, WI
715-356-5552


Share Your
Bearskin State Park Trail
Photos
(click here)
Weather Forecast, (54529)

Directions
Use Mapquest and the address provided below to create a set of custom directions from your location to the Trail:

Bearskin State Park Trail

Department of Natural Resources

Trout Lake Forestry Headquarters

4125 Highway M

Boulder Junction, Wisconsin 54512

(715) 385-2727

USA Parks
Wisconsin
Northwoods Region
Bearskin State Park Trail
© 2014 StateParks.com