Anderson Lake

Drummond, Wisconsin

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A lovely trek through the federal Rainbow Lake Wilderness, this path crosses the North Country Trail and offers looks at several small lakes along the way. A first-time visitor to the south end of the Rainbow Lake Wilderness may think the script calls for a mere walk in the woods, but the soundtrack tells another story. The haunting tremolo cry of loons echoes across this pocket-size preserve, and a map check reveals why: There are a dozen small lakes scattered around this route. The Anderson Grade, an old railroad grade from the logging era, provides easy access to four of those lakes. Combining that route with a short jaunt on the North Country Trail to Rainbow Lake creates a fine outing, with hardly a mile going by without a new lake to contemplate.
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Hiking Wisconsin

by Eric Hansen, revised by Kevin Revolinski (Falcon Guides)

A lovely trek through the federal Rainbow Lake Wilderness, this path crosses the North Country Trail and offers looks at several small lakes along the way. A first-time visitor to the south end of the Rainbow Lake Wilderness may think the script calls for a mere walk in the woods, but the soundtrack tells another story.

The haunting tremolo cry of loons echoes across this pocket-size preserve, and a map check reveals why: There are a dozen small lakes scattered around this route. The Anderson Grade, an old railroad grade from the logging era, provides easy access to four of those lakes. Combining that route with a short jaunt on the North Country Trail to Rainbow Lake creates a fine outing, with hardly a mile going by without a new lake to contemplate.

© 2016 Eric Hansen, revised by Kevin Revolinski/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Drummond
Distance: 8.2
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 3 hours
Season: Spring through Fall
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, 113 Bayfield St. East, Washburn, 54891; (715) 373-2667; www.fs.usda.gov
Local Maps: USGS Delta
Driving Directions: Directions to Anderson Lake

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