Wisconsin ATV Trail Guide
We’ve only highlighted a very few of the wonderful ATV riding trails and UTV riding trails in Wisconsin, but there are many other great areas for ATV and UTV trail riding located all across the state. For more options and information about Wisconsin ATV trails, check out Travel Wisconsin.
Location: 335 E Monroe Ave – Barron, WI 54812
Located in northwest Wisconsin, Barron County offers nearly 60 miles of prime 4-wheeler ATV trails on the northwest side of the state, including the Cattail Trail, Cattail Trail Extension and Wild Rivers Trail. ATV riders and UTV riders will also appreciate the bonus 30-acre intensive use area outside Almena, which is a perfect spot for practicing jumps, twists, turns and other maneuvers.
Black River State Forest
Location: Highway 12 – Black River Falls, WI 54615
ATV and UTV riders will find a lot to love about the Black River State Forest ATV trail, surrounded by the Jackson County Forest, which combined offers 187,000 acres of pine and oak forest with rolling terrain, wide trails and towering trees, representing the best of Wisconsin ATV trails. Located in the central Wisconsin area near the city of Black River Falls, it’s an area where black bear, timber wolves, and the endangered Karner Blue butterfly can be seen. In addition, Wisconsin’s deepest inland lake, Wazee Lake, the site of a former iron mine where scuba diving is now very popular, is Wisconsin’s deepest inland lake, and one of the clearest lakes in the state.
Burnett County ATV Trail System
Location: 8150 State Road 70 – Siren, WI 54872
Burnett County offers around 59 miles of summer trails, 97 miles of frozen ground trails and 130 miles of winter trails when you’re searching for winter vistas and tranquility. The 49-mile Gandy Dancer Trail provides an intriguing option in this area when you want smooth riding over crushed limestone surfacing plus a ride over the St. Croix Trestle Bridge. When you want quaint and historic go for the trails at the Namekagon Barrens State Wildlife Area. Vast forest views await in this 6,450-acre park.
Cheese Country Trail System
Location: Monroe to Mineral Point – Monroe, WI 53566
Though much of the state was flattened by massive glaciers during the Ice Age, this meandering 47-mile ATV Trail missed most of it and offers 4-wheeler riders breathtaking ridges and valleys views. The trail follows an abandoned railroad line and takes you over a 440-foot trestle that spans the Pecatonica River. Also known as the Tri-County Trail, Cheese Country connects Lafayette to Iowa and Green Counties, as well as County approved road routes for ATV/UTV’s linking to Grant County and Jo Daviess County.
Chippewa County ATV Trail
Location: 711 N Bridge St – Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
When you want an ATV riding challenge, try the Chippewa County ATV Trail, a paradise for ATV riders and UTV riders. It’s got 23 miles of trails within 33,000 acres of forest land, over terrain formed by the action of glaciers thousands of years ago, and offers steep hills, dramatic valleys and winding trails around small lakes, and beaver ponds. Additionally, you’re likely to see abundant wildlife among the incredible scenic sights.
Iron County ATV Trails
Location: 100 Cary Road – Hurley, WI 54534
Known to provide some of the best ATV Riding and UTV riding in the state, Iron County offers nearly 200 miles of beautifully forested Northwoods, lakes, and even some waterfalls, along with many of the county’s historic transportation, mining and lumbering sites. Loaded with natural beauty and surrounded by forest land that takes up nearly 80% of the total land in the county, the trail system is so well developed that all the county’s major towns are connected by ATV trails so you can easily visit them every one. But there is also plenty of opportunities to enjoy beautiful nature scenes and breathtaking skylines.
Neillsville ATV Trails
Location: 517 Court St – Neillsville, WI 54456
When you visit the Neillsville ATV Trails, you’ll find 82 miles of trail with additional interconnecting routes totaling 135 miles of year-round travel and 180 miles of winter ATV trails. The trails wind and loop through the 133,000-acre Clark County Forest and connect to five county campgrounds and parks. This is also home to a very moving monument at Highground Veterans Memorial Park, which started as Wisconsin Vietnam Veterans Memorial Project in 1984, but has grown into a 155-acre park whose mission is to “Honor, Educate, and Heal our Veterans, their families, and all who visit.”
Oconto County ATV/UTV Trail System
Location: 1113 Main Street – Oconto, WI 54153
ATV trail riding and UTV trail riding doesn’t get much better than the access to over 450 miles of interconnected trails and routes in Oconto County with the Nicolet State Recreational Trail, which starts in Gillett and runs 90 miles north connecting to numerous trail systems. You’ll find strategically placed trailheads that make heading out to enjoy miles of forests and fantastic scenery easy, including the beauty of Bagley Rapids and the majesty of Cathedral Pines.
Riverview ATV Park Kewaunee County
Location: E3725 County Rd L – Kewaunee, WI 54216
You’ll find a little bit of everything for fine ATV riding here in this 220-acre ATV park, from twisting trails through woods and open areas, to hill-climbing, an intense-use challenge course, a rhythm jump trail and even a trail for kids. Wide, sweeping trails to the north are great fun for riders of all abilities. There are more than 20 miles of groomed trails available for less strenuous riding, along with a historic community where you can learn about the maritime past on Lake Michigan, and see buildings on the National Historic Register.
Washburn County Trail System
Location: 122 N. River St. – Spooner, WI 54801
Here in Northwest Wisconsin, you’ll find more than 100 miles of trails highlighted by no less than 35 points of interest along with way, including such as Lost Lake Swamp, a wetland bridge, notable homesteads, a unique stone archway, historic buildings and the Namekagon River. Multiple loops throughout the county, linking to the Wild Rivers Trail, create a unique riding experience, especially later in the year during spectacular fall colors.