- Wolf River State Trail
- Rail trail: Yes
- Length: 37 miles
- Surface: Crushed stone, ballast rock
- Counties: Langlade, Forest
- Communities: Crandon, Lily, Hollister, White Lake
- Master plan
- Contact information
- For information, contact:
- Forest County Forestry/Parks Department
200 E Madison Ave.
Crandon WI 54520
Langlade County Forestry Department
1633 Neva Road
Antigo WI 54409
Wisconsin State Park System Wolf River State Trail
The Wolf River State Trail is open from State Highway 55 in Lily north for 19.7 miles to Crandon. The trail is currently under development in Langlade County from Highway 55 south. Once complete, the Wolf River State Trail in Langlade County will run for 23.4 miles from the Menominee/Langlade county line north through White Lake, Hollister and Lily into Forest County for a total of 37 miles.
The Wolf River State Trail runs adjacent to the Nicolet National Forest where camping, hunting, fishing, hiking, mountain biking and cross-country skiing opportunities are available. A segment of the corridor between Highway 64 and Lily is near the Wolf River. The river is well known for trout fishing and the whitewater rapids frequently draw rafters, kayakers and canoeists.
The southern section of the Wolf River State Trail in Langlade County, from Highway 55 in Lily, south to the Menomonee/Langlade County line, is under development, but still open to snowmobile use. Once the trail is developed and officially opened, summer All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) use will be permitted from White Lake to 0.25 miles north of Highway 64. No motorized uses (except snowmobiles) will be allowed on the section from 0.25 miles north of Highway 64 to Lily. The trail south of Lily is closed to ATVs with the exception of winter use.
|Trail Segment - Langlade County||Length (miles)||Status||Current Uses||Allowable Uses|
|Forest County Line to Highway 55 in Lily||5.69 mi||Developed||ATV (year-round use), snowmobiling, bicycling, walking||Same as current uses|
|Highway 55 in Lily to 0.25 miles north of Highway 64||11.19 mi||Under Development||Walking, snowmobiling, ATV (winter use), bicycling*||Same as current uses|
|0.25 miles north of Highway 64 to White Lake||2.45 mi||Under Development||Walking, snowmobiling, ATV (winter use), bicycling*||Walking, bicycling, snowmobiling, ATV (year-round use)**|
|White Lake to Menominee County line||4.08 mi||Under Development||Walking, snowmobiling, ATV (winter use), bicycling*||Same as current uses|
*Mountain bikes with knobby tires are recommended until trail surfacing is complete.
**Once connections with local ATV trails can be made, this segment can be used as a year-round ATV trail system connector.
The trail may bring a number of different users to the trail at the same time. It is important to use good trail etiquette to ensure the enjoyment and safety of all trail users.
All-terrain vehicles (ATVs) are allowed year-round on the trail in Forest County and north of Lily in Langlade County. Operators must follow all Wisconsin ATV operation laws. The Wolf River State Trail connects to hundreds of miles of ATV routes in Forest County. Operators must use only legally marked routes to leave the trail. Cross-country travel through the Nicolet National Forest or on private land is prohibited. If riding an ATV in the winter one must stay on the Wolf River State Trail, snowmobile trails leading off the corridor are not open to ATVs.
Walking and bicycling
The trail in Forest County is open to walking and bicycling. The trail may be rough or soft in many sections. If you plan to bike the trail, the tread is more suitable for off-road bikes. The trail is not developed in Langlade County but walkers and bicyclists may use the trail tread.
Pet owners, please be sure to have your pet on a leash, 8 feet or shorter, at all times. You must pick up after your pet.
Snowmobiles are permitted on the trail. Operators must follow all Wisconsin snowmobile laws. The trail also connects to numerous miles of county snowmobile trails.
The trail is open to cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, however, the trail is not groomed, and skiers and snowshoers must share the trail with snowmobiles. Skiers do not need a trail pass while using the trail.
No Hunting and trapping allowed on trail
Hunting and trapping are not allowed on the trail corridor. For more information, please see:
The Wolf River State Trail passes through the communities of Crandon, Lily, Hollister and White Lake.