Winter Trails: Wisconsin Guide Book

by Phil Van Valkenberg (The Globe Pequot Press)
Winter Trails Wisconsin  by Phil Van Valkenberg

170pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 076270599X

Designed for all levels, from consummate winter recreational skiers and snowshoers to beginners and families, this is a guide to 51 of the best winter trails all across Wisconsin for cross-country skiing & snowshoeing. Each outing is described in detail including info on landscape, distance, difficulty, surface, elevation and more. Also covers equipment, clothing, safety, navigation, and etiquette for those new to these winter sports.

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Trails from the "Winter Trails: Wisconsin" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 59.
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Phelps, WI - Cross-Country Skiing - Trail Length: 1.6
... Preview: The Birkebeiner is one big, wide, tough trail. One day a year this roomy, two-way trail through the pristine northwoods becomes very crowded and most definitely one-way. In late February about 7,000 s ... From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Wisconsin"
Cable, WI - Cross-Country Skiing - Trail Length: 24.2
... Preview: Once on the trail you’ll appreciate more than just the wonderful Northwoods scenery. Bright snowshoe silhouette cards and YOU ARE HERE maps at intersections let you enjoy the woods with confidence. ... From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Wisconsin"
Cable, WI - Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: The rapid waters of the Wolf River are close by. A system of eight trails, all starting at the inn, serves skiers, snowshoers, hikers, and mountain bikers. The Nicolet National Forest is practically a ... From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Wisconsin"
White Lake, WI - Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: Every part of this easy ski or snowshoe trek is filled with a sense of adventure, even getting to the trail. There is something very fascinating about the Apostle Islands in winter. They are so stark, ... From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Wisconsin"
La Pointe, WI - Cross-Country Skiing,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 5.8
... Preview: Every part of this easy ski or snowshoe trek is filled with a sense of adventure, even getting to the trail. There is something very fascinating about the Apostle Islands in winter. They are so stark, ... From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Wisconsin"
La Pointe, WI - Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 5.8
... Preview: Lake Winnebago can be a beautiful and foreboding place in winter. The view of the huge inland lake from Calumet Park is little changed since Native Americans built panther-shaped ceremonial mounds on ... From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Wisconsin"
Hilbert, WI - Cross-Country Skiing - Trail Length: 1.7
... Preview: Cam-Rock 2 is a short and sweet trail set between two picturesque small towns. The common thread between them is the Koshkonong Creek. A county park preserves the beauty of stream, marshes, and woods. ... From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Wisconsin"
Cambridge, WI - Cross-Country Skiing - Trail Length: 1.8
... Preview: Single track mountain biking came to Cam-Rock Park recently in the form of a gnarly (bike-speak), twisty, narrow trail that gets amazing linear distance from a very compact wooded area. Snowshoers hav ... From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Wisconsin"
Rockdale, WI - Cross-Country Skiing,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 1.1
... Preview: When it comes to steep ups and downs, trails don’t come any tougher than the ridge loops at Perrot. They are at the high end of the most difficult scale. Even expert skiers would be wise to ski them o ... From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Wisconsin"
Trempealeau, WI - Cross-Country Skiing,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: The trail to the falls rolls through a dense forest of hemlock, sugar maple, and birch. Fragrant cedar trees appear as you enjoy an easy, gradual 300-yard run down to the gorge. A few dozen yards nort ... From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Wisconsin"
Mellen, WI - Cross-Country Skiing - Trail Length: 3.3
... Preview: One of the most photographed small parks in Wisconsin, the Dells of the Eau Claire has the always fascinating combination of swift water tumbling over jumbled rock into a sheer-walled gorge. It is an ... From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Wisconsin"
Hogarty, WI - Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 1.5
... Preview: Donna and Don Justin seem to be on a mission. On their western Wisconsin farm they are making winter as much fun as possible without being too serious. Screaming people spinning down the tubing hill a ... From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Wisconsin"
Sparta, WI - Cross-Country Skiing - Trail Length: 2.2
... Preview: Venturing onto the Ice Age Trail on snowshoes will take you on a beautiful section of the now half-completed 1,000-mile cross-state trail. The Ice Age Trail traces the features of the last continental ... From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Wisconsin"
Greenbush, WI - Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 2.2
... Preview: Like the village, the trails have their own unique character. A deep, sheltering forest helps hold the snow when nearby farm fields are bare. Thanks to the dedication of the local Kettle Moraine Nordi ... From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Wisconsin"
Greenbush, WI - Cross-Country Skiing,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 5.1
... Preview: The long downhill isn’t the only motivation for visiting in winter. Devils Lake is incredibly beautiful and perhaps the most geologically significant place in the state. It seems a shame that more isn ... From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Wisconsin"
Baraboo, WI - Cross-Country Skiing - Trail Length: 7.1
... Preview: With the relentless building and paving of modern society, it is amazing to think you might still find reminders of the centuries when Native Americans traveled this land. Blue Mound, the highest poin ... From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Wisconsin"
Blue Mounds, WI - Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 1.3
... Preview: Want to join a 90-year-old ski club? For about the equivalent of a downhill ski ticket or a round of golf you can become a member of the Iola Winter Sports Club. Skiers have been jumping at Norseman H ... From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Wisconsin"
Iola, WI - Cross-Country Skiing - Trail Length: 3.5
... Preview: The Muir Trail is an appropriate honor for this visionary figure. Thanks to the Kettle Moraine State Forest, a wilderness haven will survive the rampant development in surrounding Waukesha County. Y ... From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Wisconsin"
La Grange, WI - Cross-Country Skiing - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: The Muir Trail is an appropriate honor for this visionary figure. Thanks to the Kettle Moraine State Forest, a wilderness haven will survive the rampant development in surrounding Waukesha County. Y ... From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Wisconsin"
La Grange, WI - Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 4