Bayfield, WI Trails and Maps

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Explore the best rated trails in Bayfield, WI. Whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the C.J. Ramstad/North Shore State Trail and Iron Horse Trail (WI). With more than 7 trails covering 574 miles you’re bound to find a perfect trail for you. Click on any trail below to find trail descriptions, trail maps, photos, and reviews.

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Brownstone Trail

2.9 mi
State: WI
Dirt, Gravel

Gitchi-Gami State Trail

28.6 mi
State: MN
Asphalt

Iron Horse Trail (WI)

19.5 mi
State: WI
Gravel

Superior Hiking Trail

310 mi
State: MN
Dirt

Tri-County Corridor Trail

61.8 mi
State: WI
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Western Gateway Trail

6 mi
State: MI
Asphalt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The Brownstone Trail runs for nearly 3 miles on an abandoned Chicago and North Western Railway corridor from the historic downtown area of Bayfield, Wisconsin, to the Port Superior Marina south of the...
WI 2.9 mi Dirt, Gravel
The C.J. Ramstad/North Shore State Trail extends more than 140 miles through some of Minnesota's most spectacular scenery, winding through the rugged woodlands that line the shore of Lake Superior....
MN 146 mi Dirt
Then completed, the Gitchi-Gami State Trail will traverse 88 paved miles between the cities of Two Harbors and Grand Marais on Lake Superior’s northern shore. Currently, several segments, totaling...
MN 28.6 mi Asphalt
The Iron Horse Trail stretches across northern Wisconsin, offering ATV and snowmobile users beautiful wilderness to explore. While the trail is primarily maintained for motorized users, mountain...
WI 19.5 mi Gravel
The Superior Hiking Trail is a long distance footpath modeled after the Appalachian Trail that follows the shore of Lake Superior in northeastern Minnesota. The trail is 1,750 feet above sea level and...
MN 310 mi Dirt
Get away from it all on the Tri-County Corridor Trail. Pick up this North Woods rail-trail in Superior, where it connects with the more urban Osaugie Trail, which extends farther west. Spanning the...
WI 61.8 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
The Western Gateway trail is part of the western portion of the greater Iron Belle Trail. It runs from the Ironwood, on the Michigan-Wisconsin border, eastward to Bessemer, Michigan. The multi-use...
MI 6 mi Asphalt

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Brownstone Trail

WI - 2.9 miles

The Brownstone Trail runs for nearly 3 miles on an abandoned Chicago and North Western Railway corridor from the historic downtown area of Bayfield, Wisconsin, to the Port Superior Marina south of the...

Gitchi-Gami State Trail

MN - 28.6 miles

Then completed, the Gitchi-Gami State Trail will traverse 88 paved miles between the cities of Two Harbors and Grand Marais on Lake Superior’s northern shore. Currently, several segments, totaling...

Tri-County Corridor Trail

WI - 61.8 miles

Get away from it all on the Tri-County Corridor Trail. Pick up this North Woods rail-trail in Superior, where it connects with the more urban Osaugie Trail, which extends farther west. Spanning the...

Western Gateway Trail

MI - 6 miles

The Western Gateway trail is part of the western portion of the greater Iron Belle Trail. It runs from the Ironwood, on the Michigan-Wisconsin border, eastward to Bessemer, Michigan. The multi-use...

Western Gateway Trail

MI - 6 miles

The Western Gateway trail is part of the western portion of the greater Iron Belle Trail. It runs from the Ironwood, on the Michigan-Wisconsin border, eastward to Bessemer, Michigan. The multi-use...

Iron Horse Trail (WI)

WI - 19.5 miles

The Iron Horse Trail stretches across northern Wisconsin, offering ATV and snowmobile users beautiful wilderness to explore. While the trail is primarily maintained for motorized users, mountain...

Brownstone Trail

WI - 2.9 miles

The Brownstone Trail runs for nearly 3 miles on an abandoned Chicago and North Western Railway corridor from the historic downtown area of Bayfield, Wisconsin, to the Port Superior Marina south of the...

Tri-County Corridor Trail

WI - 61.8 miles

Get away from it all on the Tri-County Corridor Trail. Pick up this North Woods rail-trail in Superior, where it connects with the more urban Osaugie Trail, which extends farther west. Spanning the...

Accordion

Superior Hiking Trail

MN - 310 miles

The Superior Hiking Trail is a long distance footpath modeled after the Appalachian Trail that follows the shore of Lake Superior in northeastern Minnesota. The trail is 1,750 feet above sea level and...

Gitchi-Gami State Trail

MN - 28.6 miles

Then completed, the Gitchi-Gami State Trail will traverse 88 paved miles between the cities of Two Harbors and Grand Marais on Lake Superior’s northern shore. Currently, several segments, totaling...

C.J. Ramstad/North Shore State Trail

MN - 146 miles

The C.J. Ramstad/North Shore State Trail extends more than 140 miles through some of Minnesota's most spectacular scenery, winding through the rugged woodlands that line the shore of Lake Superior....

Superior Hiking Trail

MN - 310 miles

The Superior Hiking Trail is a long distance footpath modeled after the Appalachian Trail that follows the shore of Lake Superior in northeastern Minnesota. The trail is 1,750 feet above sea level and...

Western Gateway Trail

MI - 6 miles

The Western Gateway trail is part of the western portion of the greater Iron Belle Trail. It runs from the Ironwood, on the Michigan-Wisconsin border, eastward to Bessemer, Michigan. The multi-use...

Tri-County Corridor Trail

WI - 61.8 miles

Get away from it all on the Tri-County Corridor Trail. Pick up this North Woods rail-trail in Superior, where it connects with the more urban Osaugie Trail, which extends farther west. Spanning the...

Gitchi-Gami State Trail

MN - 28.6 miles

Then completed, the Gitchi-Gami State Trail will traverse 88 paved miles between the cities of Two Harbors and Grand Marais on Lake Superior’s northern shore. Currently, several segments, totaling...

Accordion

Iron Horse Trail (WI)

WI - 19.5 miles

The Iron Horse Trail stretches across northern Wisconsin, offering ATV and snowmobile users beautiful wilderness to explore. While the trail is primarily maintained for motorized users, mountain...

Brownstone Trail

WI - 2.9 miles

The Brownstone Trail runs for nearly 3 miles on an abandoned Chicago and North Western Railway corridor from the historic downtown area of Bayfield, Wisconsin, to the Port Superior Marina south of the...

C.J. Ramstad/North Shore State Trail

MN - 146 miles

The C.J. Ramstad/North Shore State Trail extends more than 140 miles through some of Minnesota's most spectacular scenery, winding through the rugged woodlands that line the shore of Lake Superior....

Recent Trail Reviews

Gitchi-Gami State Trail

Skating G-berry to Silver Bay

September, 2019 by rmaron

A great trail for inline skating. It is paved 10 feet wide and well maintained. There are some hills that had me breathing hard while skating up, and I was braking coming down quite a few.

The VIEW TRAIL MAP on this website is out of date. It shows the trail ending at a gravel parking lot at Beaver Bay (at the intersection of Rt 61 and Lax Lake Road). That gravel lot has been replaced by a paved lot with bathrooms and drinking fountains. Also there is now a nice smooth 10 foot wide paved bike path from there along Rt 61 to West Road, and up along West Road to the next segment of Gitchi Gami that leads to Silver Bay.

The segment from this new parking lot to Silver Bay was my favorite. Once you start up West Road it is quiet & hilly.

Tri-County Corridor Trail

MIxed-use with challenges

September, 2018 by estimatehub

This trail is on the looser end of the limestone bed trails. It's open to ATV's, so the surface is not as hard-packed as many. I would recommend mountain bike tires, but we did a stretch on hybrid size and did ok. The Ashland end is great, with pavement all the way and a nice loop that puts you along Lake Superior for some great views.

Western Gateway Trail

Perfect Surface

September, 2018 by estimatehub

Bar none, this is the best trail surface in the USA. Not a crack or bump in it and the bridges are concrete decked with perfect approaches. They've outdone themselves with this one. Bring on the bikes, skate boards and roller blades, you won't be disappointed.

Accordion

Tri-County Corridor Trail

Rough Ride

August, 2018 by normanbowers

West end near Superior has road rock (1") rather than screenings. Need 2" tires and ride slow, I was only comfortable at less than 10 mph. Have to be on the lookout for loose rock, not a pleasant ride. Better ride is Moccasin Mike road to the end of Wisconsin Point, dead end so not much traffic and good pavement.

Brownstone Trail

Beautiful!

July, 2018 by swmork

We stumbled on this trail and it is gorgeous! We haven't taken it the whole way (we had little kids) but it is high up with spectacular views of the lake and bluffs. It should be much longer and go from the visitor's center to Bayfield. Definitely stop and see it if you can!

Gitchi-Gami State Trail

Near Gooseberry

June, 2018 by dadandthegang

I was able to do about a 5 mile section at south e d before cold rain came in. Trail Is challenging with plenty of hills. It was a pleasure to ride. Here and there roots and plants are poking through the asphalt, but it does not take the joy from the ride.

C.J. Ramstad/North Shore State Trail

Old trail - not accessable

August, 2017 by holger.fuessler

This was pretty diapponting - I tried to access the trail from the end coming from Duluth. The first entry was not possible as there was gate saying "Private Property - Restricted".
I tried to access at two later points but found the trail totally overgrown with plants - no chance to ride. Probably this was a good trail in the past but it is not anymore. After 1 hour of trying I gave up.
No idea if that trail is better in other parts, this probably only covers the first 5-10 miles - but here it does not really exist.

Gitchi-Gami State Trail

Not a scenic as I expected

July, 2017 by krbailleucpa

I rode the Lutsen-to-Tofte section. It mostly runs alongside the highway and crosses driveways every few feet, so there's not of beautiful scenery. The trail is in good shape and well signposted.
Even though the lake is nearby, there aren't many sections when you even see it because of the trees and lakefront property between the trail and the shore.
On an overcast but pleasant summer afternoon, it was nearly deserted.

Western Gateway Trail

Beautiful

July, 2017 by tonya.coleman

Very beautiful trail with plenty of benches and an occasional picnic table along the way. Gorgeous bridges, scenic overlooks and railroad informational signs along the way. You won't be disappointed after biking or walking this trail.

Western Gateway Trail

A ride from home

May, 2017 by gjswitek

A wonderful trail to ride for exercise and a great route to get from home to downtown Ironwood or out to Walmart. Interesting railroad history on displays along the route to Bessemer and some nice scenery, wonderful old bridges and trestles, and varied landscape. There are few road crossings and little cross traffic, but the short stretch along U.S. 2 is a bit noisy.

Gitchi-Gami State Trail

September, 2016 by negangardo

Gitchi-Gami State Trail

Very nice trail with great views of Lake Superior

September, 2015 by cople001

We rode this trail in September of 2015. Very nice and well maintained trails. There are several steep climbs both ways as you approach Split Rock Lighthouse. Be careful on the downhills as they're some serious switch backs and sharp turns. They're are numerous signs warning you of these as you approach. We're looking forward to biking more of the North Shore next Summer.

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