Merrill, WI Birding Trails and Maps

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Bearskin State Trail

26.5 mi
State: WI
Crushed Stone

Eau Claire River Trail

1.25 mi
State: WI
Gravel

Green Circle Trail

27 mi
State: WI
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Gravel, Sand, Woodchips

Hiawatha Trail (WI)

14 mi
State: WI
Crushed Stone

Hoover Road Trail

4.5 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

Mountain-Bay State Trail

83.4 mi
State: WI
Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

Pine Line Trail

26.2 mi
State: WI
Crushed Stone

River Bend Trail (WI)

2.3 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

Schrader Connection

1.7 mi
State: WI
Crushed Stone

Three Eagle Trail

11.2 mi
State: WI
Crushed Stone

Wiouwash State Trail

41 mi
State: WI
Crushed Stone

Wolf River State Trail

33.4 mi
State: WI
Ballast, Crushed Stone
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The Bearskin State Trail follows a route blazed into the heart of the great Northwoods, first by pioneers and loggers, and then by passengers and outdoors enthusiasts on trains with such names as the...
WI 26.5 mi Crushed Stone
Residents of Weston don't have to travel far to access beautiful trails. The village is home to the Mountain-Bay State Trail, which offers 83 miles of walking and biking across Wisconsin. For those...
WI 1.25 mi Gravel
The description of the Green Circle Trail on the official site makes a unique boast: “All urban residents are within 10 minutes of the trail system, and yet, more than 80% of the Green Circle travels...
WI 27 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Gravel, Sand, Woodchips
Shimmering lakes and Wisconsin's beautiful North Woods wilderness await you on the Hiawatha Trail. The trail provides a splendid journey along an old Milwaukee Road rail corridor that hauled white...
WI 14 mi Crushed Stone
The Hoover Road Trail is a 4-mile spur connecting the Green Circle Trail in Stevens Point to the Tomorrow River State Trail in the Village of Plover. The asphalt trail parallels Hoover Road passing...
WI 4.5 mi Asphalt
The 83-mile Mountain-Bay State Trail, one of the longest trails in the state, travels a mostly scenic, wooded route through three counties—Marathon, Shawano, and Brown—as it makes its way from Weston...
WI 83.4 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel
The 26-mile Pine Line Trail calls to mind a time when trains loaded with timber chugged out of northern Wisconsin’s great white pine forests. The local economy still depends on lumber, as sawmills are...
WI 26.2 mi Crushed Stone
On the banks of the Wisconsin River is Merrill, a city which got its start as a logging settlement called Jenny Bull Fall. The river and the railroad were the economic lifelines of the town whilst its...
WI 2.3 mi Asphalt
Opened in 2019, the Schrader Connection transformed a 1.7-mile stretch of a former Canadian National railroad line into a crushed-stone path that provides a shorter, pleasant route between two...
WI 1.7 mi Crushed Stone
The Three Eagle Trail is a rail-trail in northern Wisconsin that follows the former Chicago and North Western (CNW) Railway line between the City of Eagle River and the Town of Three Lakes....
WI 11.2 mi Crushed Stone
Wisconsin’s Wiouwash State Trail is named for the four counties it passes through: Winnebago, Outagamie, Waupaca and Shawano. Currently, 41 miles of the rail-trail are open in two disconnected...
WI 41 mi Crushed Stone
The Wolf River State Trail spans 33 miles along the former Wisconsin Central railroad corridor from Crandon in Forest County to the village of White Lake in Langlade County (not far from the Menominee...
WI 33.4 mi Ballast, Crushed Stone

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Recent Trail Reviews

Three Eagle Trail

Favorite Trail in the Area

August, 2020 by csyke_tl

We love the section that starts south of Eagle River a few miles off Sundstein Road at the gravel trailhead. It goes for 5 amazing miles through some beautiful wetlands and forests and then pops out on a busier road on the 3 Lakes side. This is usually where we turn around (5 miles out and back is enough for my 5th grade daughter).

River Bend Trail (WI)

Great river views. Easy blacktop path. I enjoyed the historical facts along the trail.

August, 2020 by jill.jochimsen

Great river views. Easy blacktop path. I enjoyed the historical facts along the trail.

Wolf River State Trail

bad trail

July, 2020 by jolenemoran

Loose thick gravel

Accordion

Bearskin State Trail

Great Trail

July, 2020 by ttschida65

This is a fun trail for all ages! Convenient location in downtown Minocqua. Lots of water views, the trail is well maintained and mostly flat surface.

Mountain-Bay State Trail

Howard to Shawano

July, 2020 by ucrubr

67 miles round trip. Brown county stretch is very well maintained. Shawano not as nice. Two trees were down blocking the trail. A stretch is so overgrown and muddy I was nervous I wouldn’t make it through and get eaten alive by deerflys. Once in Shawano it turns nice again. There is a portion that is closed right before Bonduel but it takes the road for a mile or two and is well marked. Not very traveled on most of the trail. Between the cities. I liked it though. Enough shade and low winds. Want to take the Shawano to Wausau stretch next.

Three Eagle Trail

Great Trail

July, 2020 by tgrischow

Trail is very well maintained. The short stretch on a low traveled road is the most challenging part due to the steeper hills. The rest of the trail has gentle hills.

Bearskin State Trail

Bearskin trail review June 28 2020

July, 2020 by terri.hagmann

Started in Minocqua and biked south to the trailhead at the Cty L/Cty N junction. The trail was beautiful and well maintained with several bridges crossing Bearskin Creek & other streams. Looking out away from the trail were outstanding views of the WI north woods. Lots of deer, birds, a turtle & frogs.
The trail needs to be better marked after you begin riding the road section. There was no sign on Hwy L directing a biker to turn off onto a different road to continue riding other roads towards the gravel trail section again. There should be a sign visible on Hwy L telling bikers to turn, not a sign on the road that we should have turned onto to correctly follow that road. We ended up following Hwy L for far too long on that busier road to Lake Nokomis, where we rediscovered the gravel trail again.
However, the Windmill ice scream shop @ Lake Nokomis is outstanding!! :)

Green Circle Trail

beautiful area

June, 2020 by ucrubr

Completed the entire 25 miles today. It was beautiful. First thought was it’s narrow and curvy on a lot of the trail. I biked it so I went slower than usual not knowing what lay ahead. Lots of road between the trails. Watch very carefully for the green circle signs tho. Many trails split off I had to backtrack twice. I enjoyed it and the scenery for the most part was beautiful.

Bearskin State Trail

Don’t Go On The Snowmobile Trail

June, 2020 by lury.arrozpegao

Make sure to follow the Bike signs. Going North from Tomahawk, the trail makes a hard right onto a paved road. It’s easy to keep going straight onto the snowmobile trail which is private property.

Wolf River State Trail

Lily to Hollister

June, 2020 by blwalsh84

Rode with hybrid bikes and did fine. No sign of ATV use on this portion now. Could be in a little better shape, but it is pretty and remote, and the sounds of the rapids from the Wolf river was a happy bonus. The trees down in the woods from the tornado in 2019 was devastating.

Mountain-Bay State Trail

Eland Traveling West 6/6/2020

June, 2020 by dennik

Pleasantly surprised! One of the best scenic trails we’ve traveled on. A tad bumpy in spots but overall easy to travel for a gravel trail.

Schrader Connection

Nice little trail

May, 2020 by sswolfram

We parked at the dog park and it was about a .25 mile walk (turn right when leaving the dog lot) to the trail. The trail is gravel and very similar to the Tomorrow River Trail...same gravel, long, straight and relatively flat. Very easy to walk and follow. Not good for sightseeing. Seemed a lot more windy on the trail then at the dog park. ¿¿¿¿¿

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