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Wild Rivers State Trail

Trail facts

  • Rail trail: Yes
  • Length: 104 miles
  • Surface: Highway-grade compacted gravel and railroad ballast
  • Counties: Douglas, Barron, Washburn
  • Communities: Solon Springs, Gordon, Minong, Trego, Spooner, Haugen, Rice Lake


Traveling north from Rice Lake, the Wild Rivers State Trail follows the route of State Highway 53. Barron County has access points to the trail with parking and pit toilets available at both the Tuscobia trail junction on Highway SS and at the junction of Highway SS and State Highway 53.

Washburn County has parking and trail access points available in the communities of Sarona, Spooner, Trego and Minong. In Douglas County, there are access points in the town of Gordon and at the northern trailhead just south of Superior.


The trail is open year-round.


A state trail pass is not required on the Wild Rivers State Trail.

Planning and Management

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

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