Plum Lake Trail


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Plum Lake Trail Facts

States: Wisconsin
Counties: Vilas
Length: 5 miles
Trail end points: Old N Rd. (Sayner) and Plum Creek Dr. (Sayner)
Trail surfaces: Asphalt
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 10375380

Plum Lake Trail Description

The Heart of Vilas Bike Trail, recognized as a National Recreation Trail, is a 52 mile bike trail that spans the width of Vilas County and some of Iron County Wisconsin.

The trail spans the towns of Mercer, Manitowish Waters, Boulder Junction, Sayner and St. Germain and is made up of five distinct trail sections, listed (west-east) below:

Mercer Hike and Bike Trail (9 miles)

Manitowish Waters Bike Trail (18.6 miles)

Crystal Lake Trail (11 miles)

Plum Lake Trail (5 miles):

This 5-mile paved bike trail runs between Sayner and Crystal Lake. Along the ride, trail users cross Plum Creek and ride along Plum Lake. The trail also intersects with the Razorback Ridges Trail, a popular mountain biking and cross-country skiing route. At the trails eastern endpoint, the trail connects trail users with the St. Germain Hike & Bike Trail.

This portion of the trail features fixtations (a bicycle repair and pump) at the Sayner Corner Store, 3109 Razorback Rd and the Sayner Mobil Station, 277 Main Street.

St. Germain Hike & Bike Trail (12 miles)

Parking and Trail Access

Parking and restroom accommodations are available at the intersection of Froelich Drive and County Hwy N as well as Razorback Rd and County Highway N. 

See TrailLink Map for more information.

Plum Lake Trail Reviews

Amazing paved trail

We rode from Sayner to County Roads M & N. Beautiful trail winding through several pine woods. Kudos to Vilas County for providing extremely well-maintained paved bike trails! We will definitely return to bike more of the trails.

Connects Crystal Lake Trail to Manitowish Waters

There are two challenging hills on this 4 mile trail. They are not rolling like the St.Germaine Bike Trail. All paved. Completed it in June, 2022.


I loved being amongst all of the tall pines as we weaved through the winding asphalt trail. We took some side trips through a few of the state forest campgrounds where families were swimming and kayaking on the crystal clear lakes.

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