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Following along an old railroad route in northwest Wisconsin, the Wild Rivers State Trail runs for 104 miles through Barron, Washburn, and Douglas counties between the cities of Rice Lake and Superior. The surface is compacted gravel in Barron and Washburn counties and rough ballast in Douglas County, allowing for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. ATVs and snowmobiles also use the trail; in winter the trail is open for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.
The trail runs through a remote part of northern Wisconsin, rich in wildlife, graced with spectacular lakes and crisscrossed by babbling brooks and majestic rivers, including the Namakagon, a federally designated river that is part of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway. From its southern end in Rice Lake, the trail passes through Haugen, Spooner, Trego, Minong, Gordon, and Solon Springs.
In Barron County, parking is available at both the Tuscobia trail junction on County Road SS and at the junction of CR SS and US 53. In Washburn County, parking is available in Sarona, Spooner, Trego and Minong. In Douglas County, park in Gordon and at the northern trailhead south of South End Superior.
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