Tuscobia State Trail

Tuscobia State Trail, winter, wi

From Rice Lake to Park Falls, the Tuscobia Trail travels 74 miles through the Flambeau State Forest and Chequamegon National Forest. Enjoy the rugged wilderness of the Blue Hills from a nearly-level former rail grade.

The trail is comprised of loose gravel and cinders. A short western trail segment from Tuscobia to Angus is part of the 1,000 mile Ice Age National Scenic Trail. Tuscobia State Trail links with Wild Rivers State Trail. The Chequamegon National Forest currently provides for unlimited ATV access to national forest land - unless roads and/or trails are signed, bermed, gated or posted closed.

The trail crosses through four counties: Price County, Sawyer County, Washburn County and Barron County. The Flambeau Trail, Tuscobia State Trail, and Flambeau River State Forest Trail systems all connect offering 160 miles of ATV trail riding. Folks using the Tuscobia State Trail include hikers, horseback riders, mountain bikers, and snowmobilers and, on portions of the trail, ATV.

Traveling along the trail you will encounter a variety of scenery from wooded sections to open farmland. The Park Falls – Tuscobia Trailhead County Park is the perfect location to begin your journey with ample 24-hour parking, an ATV unloading/loading ramp, maps, a picnic area, pavilion, play area, grills, and a flush toilet building that is open from mid-spring to mid-fall. This Trail offers hundreds of miles of riding for ATV riding, snowmobiling, hiking, horseback riding, canoeing, fishing, and bird watching as well as hiking. There are also adjoining trails maintained by the local snowmobile and ATV clubs. The Tuscobia State Trail (shared with ATVs / located west of Park Falls) and Pine Line (non-motorized April 1-Dec. 10, located just south Prentice) are rail trails that allow horseback riding. Palmquists "The Farm", located in Brantwood, offers accommodations for horseback riding enthusiasts. They have trails for riding as well as indoor stalls and an outdoor corral.

Activities on the multiple-use Tuscobia State Trail include ATV riding, snowmobiling, hiking, horseback riding, canoeing, fishing, and bird watching. There is NO small game hunting along the trail. Deer hunting is allowed on the trail while it is closed to other uses, which is from November 15 to December 15. Running through Barron, Washburn, Sawyer and Price counties, you can find plenty of activities to keep you busy on the Tuscobia State Trail.

With several waterways located near or along the Tuscobia State Trail, there are plenty of opportunities for canoeing and kayaking. The Birchwood area offers especially good trout fishing. The Chippewa River, near the Ojibwa stretch of the Tuscobia is very popular for canoeing and kayaking. The Burnet River, located east of Winter offers Trout, as well as Musky fishing. The numerous low rapids are attractive to many kayakers.

SPOONER – Following an intensive three county search on ATVs and sometimes by foot an elusive hidden treasure was found recently. Jan & Frank Holmes of Couderay found a golden spike that is part of a Tuscobia State trail promotion by the Department of Natural Resources.

Tuscobia State Trail Map

Friends of the Tuscobia State Trail
Contact: Friends of the Tuscobia Trail, Inc.
Box 24 - Winter, WI 54896
Phone: 715-266-2444

Tuscobia State Trail in the City of Winter - Polk County & Sawyer County (Northwest WI).


Tuscobia State Trail - Winter Ranger Station (Sawyer County)
5289 N Cemetery Road, P.O. Box 187 Winter Area Chamber of Commerce, Box 245
Winter, WI 54896
United States
Department of Natural Resources
N4103 State Highway 27 Rusk County
Ladysmith, WI 54848
United States
(800) 269-4505, 800-762-7179, 715-266-7032, 715-266-2204
Cell: 715-563-0138, Home: 715-372-8193, (715) 634-6513, 715-532-3911 or 800-762-7179
Location at Hayward (Sawyer County): Hwy. 27 S. Rt. 2 Box 2003, Hayward, WI

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