Wood Lake

Rib Lake, Wisconsin

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A loop trail in a county park partly follows the Ice Age National Scenic Trail as it rounds a quiet lake and passes through marsh and woods. An old logging camp once operated on the north side of the lake, and its remains are still visible. Wood Lake is one of those quiet, out-of-the-way spots that grow on you. This hike’s route begins beside the clear, spring-fed lake waters, continues past an extensive beaver pond, and leads to the remnants of a historic logging camp. In addition to the trail’s attractions, the car campground at the trailhead makes Wood Lake a great choice for families or others looking for a weekend camping spot. It’s at the end of a dead-end road, next to a non-motorized lake, and features a small playground and swimming beach.
Hiking Wisconsin

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Hiking Wisconsin

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

A loop trail in a county park partly follows the Ice Age National Scenic Trail as it rounds a quiet lake and passes through marsh and woods. An old logging camp once operated on the north side of the lake, and its remains are still visible.

Wood Lake is one of those quiet, out-of-the-way spots that grow on you. This hike’s route begins beside the clear, spring-fed lake waters, continues past an extensive beaver pond, and leads to the remnants of a historic logging camp.

In addition to the trail’s attractions, the car campground at the trailhead makes Wood Lake a great choice for families or others looking for a weekend camping spot. It’s at the end of a dead-end road, next to a non-motorized lake, and features a small playground and swimming beach.

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

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Rib Lake
Distance: 2.8
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 1 hour
Season: April - October
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Taylor County Forestry & Parks, 224 S. Second St., Medford, 54451; (715) 748-1486; www.co.taylor.wi.us. Ice Age Trail Alliance, 2110 Main St., Cross Plains, 53528; (800) 227-0046; www.iceagetrail.org.
Local Maps: USGS Wood Lake; Ice Age Park and Trail Foundation Taylor County segment map #58
Driving Directions: Directions to Wood Lake

Recent Trail Reviews

5/1/2007
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Nice section of the Ice Age Trail. I walked around Woods lake out to where the trail meets the Timm's hill ski trail.



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