Merrill, WI Birding Trails and Maps

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Bearskin State Trail

26.5 mi
State: WI
Crushed Stone

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

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
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
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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Hiawatha Trail (WI)

Nice Ride

July, 2019 by nkaley

We road the Hiawatha Bike Trail in July of 2019. It has beautiful Northwoods scenery. Sara Park at the trailhead provides plenty of parking and restroom facilities. We found the trail well maintained and marked.

Hiawatha Trail (WI)

Good

July, 2019 by mark.kaley

Beautiful trail and good riding experience.

Green Circle Trail

AWESOME

July, 2019 by dirtydogduo

We started at Schmeeckie visitor center which has plenty of parking, clean restrooms, a information center where you can pick up a free map. They also sell trail related items. We headed west through a sculpture park, on less traveled roads, in the woods and open areas. You pass quite a few nice lakes, rivers, creeks, stands of trees. The trail is well maintained. We biked all 27 miles and loved it. We would highly recommend this trail

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Bearskin State Trail

awesome ride!

June, 2019 by bneumueller

Trail is in great shape!

Mountain-Bay State Trail

June ride

June, 2019 by russjean

Cycled from Bowler to Hadley. In Shawano County there were several places the trail was washed out and several bridges has severely warped boards ,
In Marathon county the trail was in excellent condition . At the county line if you looked west the trail was clean and clear if you looked east weed covered. The forgiving part was on the return it became hot and muggy. The Shawano trail is heavily wooded so shady and we saw many deer on the trail.

Bearskin State Trail

Wonderful Trail

June, 2019 by jsmith800

Solid gravel base so your tires don't sink in, smooth and lots of wildlife.....no bears though...ha..ha..

Wolf River State Trail

Update on section B of the Wolf River state Trail

February, 2019 by pm2consulting

The trail is beautiful but under utilized. The Langlade Area Mountain Bike Association (LAMBA) has recently signed a recreational agreement with the Langlade County Forestry and Recreation Department to host an event on the trail called The Oxbow Odyssey and also to assume maintenance of the trail. It is the organizations plan to increase maintenance of the trail and promote it's use for biking. We are very excited for this opportunity to increase silent sports opportunities in Eastern langlade County. For information about LAMBA visit our website at www.lambatrails.com.

Green Circle Trail

Not up to my expectation

December, 2018 by jfruhman_tl

I am a hiker and decided to do the circle trail within the larger loop. Took about 1 1/2 hours. While some parts of the trail were very picturesque too many parts were not especially on the east side of the river by the factories and houses. There are so many better trails in Wisconsin I will not waste my time again

River Bend Trail (WI)

Winter walk

December, 2018 by jfruhman_tl

Great view of the river during winter when the foliage is gone

Wiouwash State Trail

Wiouwash - Larson to Hortonville

October, 2018 by wojo58

Went for fall ride October 21, temperature 46 degrees - sunny

Started in Larson parked at a little park just off the trail. There was a Port-o-Potty(POP) there, but not sure it was for public use. The trail was in excellent condition with very few rough spots. There was a wet spot (just south of School rd) for about 100 yards...stay on the trail! We road side by side for > 98% of the time; very few people on the trail. The POP at Rt96 is, according to my wife, the nicest POP she's ever used. Its also just about half way between the towns. Went into town at Hortonville and ate at the little park on Black Otter Lake. Also checked out the old bank building(1916) and the Opera House (NOT the grand Ole type).

Had a great time, will do the Larson to Oshkosh leg some time, but the southernmost 3-4 miles are not as isolated and go into the town of Oshkosh near the lake. Even though the lake shore routing is nice (we checked it out), we like the out in the country feeling a little more.

Three Eagle Trail

Great Tail

September, 2018 by dschildt

I have been visiting the Three Lakes area for the past few years and always look forward to riding this trial. Of the 10 or so trails I have riden this one is the best. This web site discribes what to expect on this trail and the other reviews are also helpful in this regards. I rode the trail on my Catrike Dumont recumbent and it was pure joy. I rode the entire trail both ways starting at the Dollar Store in Three Lakes and ending near the stop and go lights in Eagle River. My GPS said I traveled 25 miles total. I averaged approximately 12 miles per hour on the packed gravel so it took about two hours to ride both ways.You won't be dissapointed riding this trail. It was great. The only causion is to go slow through the 4 or 5 partially closed gates that keep motorized vehicles off the trail. I have a friend who on a different trail broke his neck (fractured C2) hitting one of those barriers because he wasn't paying attention and was riding too fast. So be careful.

Mountain-Bay State Trail

Fun & Long Day on Trail - 07.14.18

July, 2018 by dangyang3631

I just completed a one-day, 97-mile bike ride on this trail, starting at the Howard, WI trail-head to Weston, WI, and through Wausau [to go home] for the added miles. The best conditions were in Brown County, with lots of shade and lots of trail users. Marathon County had good conditions too, but had much less shade over the trail [bring sunblock]. Shawano County conditions were...different. Prepare for a double-track fire road throughout almost all of Shawano County with the likelihood of muddy spots. If biking, a mountain bike is a must or bring a road bike with at least 38mm wide tires with tread [my personal recommendation]. Deer flies were very numerous throughout Shawano County. I have about two dozen deer fly bites across my hands and arms [bring bug spray]. Also, there were six areas on the trail with downed trees--two of which were very difficult to navigate around [I think all six areas were somewhere between mile marker 50-60--from Howard, WI]. Honestly, as tough a day as it was, it was a really fun and gorgeous trail to ride. I personally liked the variety in trail conditions. I highly recommend this trail for the prepared enthusiast.

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