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Bearskin State Trail

Trail facts

  • Rail trail: Yes
  • Length: 21.5 miles
  • Surface: compacted granite
  • Counties: Oneida
  • Communities: Minocqua, Hazlehurst, Goodnow, Harshaw


Both trailheads are near State Highway 51 and have parking available. The north trailhead is in the town of Minocqua and the south trailhead is near the intersection of County Highway K and Highway 51 in Oneida County. The South Blue Lake rest area is at the center of the trail and has water, restrooms, picnic tables and grills.


The trail is open year-round.


State trail passes are required for bicyclists 16 years and older. Self-registration stations are available at both trailheads.

Management and planning

For more information about planning for this property, see Property Master Plans.

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