Hiking in Langlade County

Hiking/walking is one of the best ways to experience the beauty of Langlade County. Whether you are a beginner hiker, hiking with your family, or an experienced explorer, Langlade County has trails to meet all your adventures.

 

Ackley Wildlife Area

Eleven miles west of Antigo, this 1,158-acre state-owned site is located next to 20,000 acres of Langlade County land. The area is mainly grasslands with scattered ponds, so hikers have great opportunities to see grassland birds including Clay-colored and Henslow’s Sparrows. Yellow-headed Blackbirds use the cattail marshes for nesting and there are numerous species of ducks nesting.

Ackley Wildlife Map

Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest

The Forest covers the eastern portion of Langlade County and offers many opportunities for hiking on its many forest roads.

Gartzke Trail

This trail is located east of Antigo off of 5th Avenue Road. This 8-miles of trails are very scenic and traverse through a Norway Pine plantation, upland hardwood, and cedar swamps along the flowage. The flowage divides the property nearly in half but is connected by a 70-foot wooden bridge.

Gartzke Trail Map

Ice Age National Scenic Trail

Langlade County is home to over 50 miles of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail. There are five trail segments for you: the 9.5-mile Kettlebowl, the 12-mile Lumbercamp, the 12-mile Summit Moraine, the 8-mile Highland Lakes, and the 12-mile Parrish Hills. 

The Kettlebowl and Highland Lakes Segments each have over 4-miles of connecting links over town roads.

Ice Age Trail Map

Jack Lake Trail

The trail is located within the Veteran’s Memorial Park and weaves you through changing scenery of northern hardwood, aspen, and conifer forest. The trail features a loop around an undeveloped lake and an arboretum with over 500 plant species.

Jack Lake Trail Map

LeRoyer Memorial Walkway

The walkway is located just north of Aspirus Langlade Hospital along Antigo Lake, with winding paths and graceful landscaping offering an excellent way to get exercise and enjoy nature.

Moccasin Lake Trail

Just a couple of miles to the west of Elcho. This trail is approximately 8.9-miles with a parking area, restrooms, warming shelter with firewood and tables.

Moccasin Lake Trail Map

Peters Marsh Wildlife

The Marsh is located on County Highway A, 9 miles northeast of Antigo, covers 1,687 acres. The property provides homes to numerous wildlife species including waterfowl, ruffed grouse, deer, turkey, black bear, woodcock, snowshoe hare, beaver, and many others.

Peter Marsh Map

Springbrook Trail

This two-plus mile trail is a combination of asphalt, boardwalk, and wood chip paths. It is ten feet wide and lets you wander through many different types of scenery. The path takes you along Antigo Lake and Spring Brook before winding you through forests.  The trailhead is located on Fourth Avenue, East of Highway 45. You can also access the trail off Virginia Street, North of Highway 64/Fifth Avenue or park at North Elementary to begin your stroll.

Springbrook Trail Map

Wolf River State Trail

The trail spans 33.4 miles along the former Wisconsin Central railroad corridor from the village of White Lake in Langlade County to Crandon in Forest County.

The trail is non-motorized in summer from White Lake to Lily, trail from Lily to Lake Metonga is motorized.

The entire length of the trail is adjacent to the Nicolet National Forest, offering additional opportunities for hiking. Camping area can also be found within the sprawling wilderness.

Wolf River State Trail Map

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