Flambeau Trail System
- All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) and Utility-Terrain Vehicle (UTV). As of Spring 2016, ATVs & UTVs up to 65 inches wide are now allowed on the trails.
- Horseback riding
Flambeau Trail System
Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest Office (CNNF)
1170 4th Avenue S.
Park Falls, WI 54552
There is parking with trail access in both Park Falls and Fifield and at several areas along the trail system. These parking areas do not have ramps for unloading and loading motorized vehicles. The parking areas along the Flambeau Trail System in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest include:
- The Wintergreen parking area (parking pass required) east of Fifield on Highway 70 which has a chalet, vaulted toilets, drinking water and an information board
- Sailor Lake Campground and Picnic Area (parking pass required) east of Fifield on Highway 70 then south on Sailor Lake Road which has a picnic shelter, vaulted toilets, drinking water, and a loading ramp
- Blockhouse Lake parking area east of Park Falls on Highway 182 which has vaulted toilets and an information board
- Round Lake parking area (parking pass required) east of Fifield on Highway 70 then north on Shady Knoll Road which has a picnic area, vaulted toilets, drinking water, boat ramp and an information board
- The State Highway 182 parking area east of Park Falls which has an information board
A daily parking pass can be purchased at the parking areas where one is required; or an annual sticker can be purchased at the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest (CNNF) office at 1170 S. 4th Avenue / Highway 13 in Park Falls, over the phone by calling the office at 715-762-2461, or at the following businesses:
- Phillips BP / Ball Petroleum (165 S. Lake Avenue Highway 13, Phillips)
- Bridge Bait, Tackle, and Archery (1414 S. 4th Avenue Highway 13, Park Falls)
- Fifield Marathon Station (N14181 Willow Avenue Highway 70, Fifield)
- Moose Jaw Resort (N15098 Shady Knoll Road, Pike Lake)
- Park Falls Ace Hardware (1114 4th Avenue Highway 13, Park Falls)
Length: 70 miles
Fee: None required
Trail Type: Loop and out and back
Skill Level: Easy to moderate
Aerobic Level: Easy to difficult
Use Dates: Open May 1 through March 14 (closed for spring breakup March 15 through April 30). The spring opening may be delayed if conditions are wet or there is flooding. Before traveling, confirm the trail opening date.
Points of Interest
The Flambeau Trail System is a 70-mile trail that winds through the CNNF. Trail uses include ATVs, UTVs and off-road motorcycles, as well as mountain bikes, horses and other non-motorized activities.The trail system is highlighted by rolling terrain, tree-lined corridors, wooden bridges, and vistas overlooking bogs and lakes.
Along the trail there are several points of interest including the Smith Rapids Covered Bridge crossing the South Fork of the Flambeau River, Round Lake Logging Dam, and Camp Nine Springs. Routes from the trail system allows for access to the city of Park Falls.
ATVing, UTVing & Off-Road Motorcycles
Open to ATVs, UTVs and off-road motorcycles. This trail connects to the Tuscobia State Trail via ATV / UTV routes through Park Falls.
Hiking & Biking
The terrain and trail surface vary greatly throughout the trail system. The surface is mostly gravel but you will encounter grassy and rocky areas. The terrain varies from flat to hilly.
Horseback riding is allowed on the trail; but remember, the trail is shared with motorized vehicles.
For more information, please visit the Flambeau Trail System web page on the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest website.