Wolf River State Trail


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Wolf River State Trail Facts

States: Wisconsin
Counties: Forest, Langlade
Length: 33.4 miles
Trail end points: SR 32 (Crandon) and Church Street (White Lake)
Trail surfaces: Ballast, Crushed Stone
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 6017450

Wolf River State Trail Description

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 County border).

The entire length of the trail is adjacent to the Nicolet National Forest, offering additional opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, and cross-country skiing. Camping, hunting, and fishing areas can also be found within the sprawling wilderness.

ATV riders can use the northern half of the Wolf River State Trail in Forest County. In Langlade County, ATVs are only permitted at the southern tip between the communities of Langlade and White Lake.

Parking and Trail Access

On the northern end of the trail, parking can be found at Crandon's City Beach (off E. Lakeview Street) on the northeastern shore of Metonga Lake.

At the southern end of the trail, parking is available in downtown White Lake along Highway M/Lake Street near the intersection with Maple Street.

Wolf River State Trail Reviews

Wolf River Trail

Started in Cranston, the surface is terrible for Hybrid biking. ATVs use this trail, yet there is an ATV trail running parallel to this trail, on E Lakeview St. ?? I guess I would recommend a biking/hiking trail not be used by ATVs.

bad trail

Loose thick gravel

Lily to Hollister

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.

Wonderful Trail

A wonderful trail. I rode 700x40 tires. Starting in Crandon will test if you brought big enough tires. A few miles out it isn't very chunky rock. Overall, well worth the ride.


Update on section B of the Wolf River state Trail

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.

surface not bad, scenery awesome

The trail from Lily to Hollister and beyond could be in better condition. ATVs continue to use the trail weekly, roughing it up, though ATV use is prohibited on this stretch. However, the scenery from Lily to the trestle bridges on the other side of Hollister is really beautiful. I think the bridges over Nine Mile Creek and The Wolf River access some of the best river views anywhere. I live right on the trail and cycle it daily. Love it.

Rough Ride

We had a great stay in a hotel adjacent to the trail head (Best Western), although it was telling when we asked the hotel desk clerk where to find the biking trail. She was clueless. That is probably because this is an ATV trail. There were large rocks and lots of sand and dust to contend with for our ride. There were ruts from the winter/spring thaw, so it was bumpy in sections. I would not recommend this for anything other than mountain bikes.

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