Mountain Bike Trails
The mountain bike trails in Washburn County weave through incredible hardwood forests, around crystal clear lakes, and offer some of the most amazing Northwoods views. One of the most popular trails is the Wildcat Mountain Bike Trail, located on a large parcel of county forest land. Another option for more advanced riders is the College Street/City Park Trail in Spooner where you'll find a bit more technical trails. So, pack up your bike and head out to explore the beauty that Washburn County offers.
Wildcat Mountain Bike Trail
Type: Mountain Bike (A portion of the trail is fat bike friendly during the winter months)
Location: 4 miles east of Spooner, on Hwy 70
Length: 21 miles
Trail Description: A combination of single track, double tracks, portions of snowmobile/ATV trails and gravel roads provide for a wide variety of riding skills and experiences. The trail utilizes thousands of acres of Washburn County forest land, thanks to Washburn County Forestry Department’s support of biking in the area. This majestic land features mature oak, basswood, & maple stands. The many acres are also dotted with glacial lakes that offer pristine viewing. You will not find any permanent building structures here as all of this land is protected-it is basically the same land, “virgin soil”, one would have found two hundred years ago. When exploring Wildcat, you will find trails that are mowed, brushed, and marked and maintained by volunteers & local trail users, that will lead you through the many miles of wilderness. Trail users will also encounter winding climbs and descents, long gravel sections and tight single track.
Spooner City Park (College Street Park) Trail
Type: Mountain Bike
Length: 6 miles
Trail Description: There are multiple loops & dogs are welcome with a leash. The trail system offers miles of twisting single track, that feature bridges, steep climbs and descents that take riders through poplar stands to hardwoods, and even sweet smelling pine sections. There is even a section coined the “Fastest 2 Minutes” that will leave riders on the rivet as they navigate screaming, winding down hills for close to two minutes. Another nice feature of the SCP trails is that at just about anytime during your ride, you can just drop out on the ski or paved bike trails to reload, so to speak, and then jump back in for some more technical riding.
Type: Mountain Bike
Location: North of Minong, on Hwy 53 (Address: N13611 Hwy 53, Minong, WI 54859)
Length: 5 miles
Trail Description: The Totogatic trails are a wonderful, quiet, stacked-loop trail system. The trails meander through a variety of forest types, including: red pine plantations, mixed hardwoods with occasional tall red and white pines and areas of scenic tamarack/spruce bog.The terrain ranges from flat to fun rolling hills. There are four loops: 3.8, 7.4, 8.6, and 7 km.
Wild Rivers Trail
Type: Railroad grade; surface is dirt and gravel
Location: Rice Lake to Superior
Length: 96 miles (Barron, Washburn, Douglas Counties)
Trail Description: This multi-use trail runs from Rice Lake, north through Washburn and Douglas Counties, ultimately ending at the south end of Superior. This trail is often used as a connector to the ATV and snowmobile trail systems. The trail welcomes hikers, bicyclists (mountain bike or fat bike recommended), horseback riders, ATVers, snowmobilers, cross country skiers, and snowshoers. The surface of the trail is primarily gravel and dirt. Please always remember when you are utilizing a multi-use trail to show respect to all users. Slow down and make room for others to pass by you.
Type: Mountain Bike
Location: Birchwood (Rice Lake to Park Falls)
Length: 74 miles (Barron, Washburn, Sawyer, Price Counties)
Trail Description: This multi-use trail runs from Rice Lake through the southeast portion of Washburn County, southern portion of Sawyer County and ends in Price County. This trail is often used as a connector to the ATV and snowmobile trail systems. The Washburn, Sawyer, and Price county portions of the trail welcomes hikers, bicyclists (mountain bike or fat bike recommended), horseback riders, ATVers, snowmobilers, cross country skiers, and snowshoers. The surface of the trail is primarily gravel and dirt. Please always remember when you are utilizing a multi-use trail to show respect to all users. Slow down and make room for others to pass by you.