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Easy Access to ATV trails in Bayfield county

Top Bayfield, Wisconsin Hiking/Walking Trails


Northern Wisconsin's Best ATV Trails

In Bayfield County, you'll find some of the best ATV trails in the Midwest United States. Bayfield County alone has over 180 miles of ATV trails, along with numerous Forest Roads that can also be used for ATV travel. Some ATV trails are also open to UTVs, typically those up to 50 inches wide and some available for 65 inches wide . 

What to bring when hiking:

  • Water-proof sneakers or boots
  • Water bottle
  • Backpack
  • Hat
  • Jacket
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Snacks
  • GPS
  • Walking stick

Forgot some of this stuff at home or at your campsite? You can visit stores like Howl Downtown, Trek & Trail and Howl Adventure Center to get the items you need.

General Rules

All ATVs and UTVs must be registered, either in Wisconsin or some other state. For Wisconsin residents, a Trail Pass is not required; for non-residents, a Trail Pass is required.

The rules for ATVs and UTVs do not apply to dirt bikes. The use of dirt bikes in Bayfield County is very limited. Specifically, it is illegal to operate dirt bikes o the following.
  • Public highways
  • Forest roads
  • Any trail in any Bayfield County Forest
  • ATV trails on private property

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More Information

For general information on ATV and UTV rules and regulations, check out the Bayfield County ATV-UTV site.

Bayfield County also has information of current trail conditions.

If you need a map of Bayfield County ATV trails, click here.


Lost Creek Falls Walking Trails

Length: 3 miles
Features: Waterfall, forests, wild flowers
Distance from our campground: 30-minute drive

Meyers Beach Sea Cave Trail

Length: 4.6 miles
Elevation gain: 269 ft.
Dog friendly: Yes
Fee: $5.
Features: Meyers Beach, Mawikwe Bay, sea caves (access via canoeing)
Distance from our campground: 25-minute drive

Mountain Bike Trailhead

Features: Downhills, rocks, interesting signs and decorations
Distance from our campground: 6-minute drive

North Pikes Creek Wetlands Community Forest

Features: Beaver Hollow, wetlands, swamp hardwood forest
Distance from our campground: 10-minute drive

Jerry Jay Jolly Hike/Ski Trailhead (otherwise known as Pikes Creek Trail System)

Length: 8 miles
Features: Pikes Creek, forestry
Distance from our campground: 10-minute drive

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