Star Lake

Star Lake, Wisconsin 54561

Star Lake

Star Lake Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"A pine-covered peninsula juts out into Star Lake, offering a scenic pass partly along the lakeshore but also upon a boardwalk with views into a bog. Few short trails offer such a strong sense of place as the Star Lake Hiking Trail does.
Long stretches of windswept lake views and an intimate bog are part of its tour of a narrow peninsula protruding into Star Lake.

Two paths travel this peninsula, the hiking trail marked with brown signs featuring the figure of a hiker, and a nature trail, with its signs bearing the likeness of a hawk. The hiking trail and the nature trail share the same path for much of the route. From the southern corner of the trailhead parking lot, pass a water pump and walk south, downhill, on a broad footpath."

Star Lake Trip Reports

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Nice entry level trail. 1 mile and 2.5 mile loop. Several historical markers describing Star Lake history in logging. 2.5 mile loop walks along shore line. Several stopping points and well pumps for drinking. Nice 20 mins. to 1 hour hike for all levels. Bring the entire family. No bikes. No Pets.

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Trail Information

Star Lake
Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
1 hour
April - October
Northern Highland American Legion State Forest, 4125 CR M, Boulder Junction, 54512; (715) 542-3923; http://
Local Contacts
Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest hiking map, USGS Star Lake (inc.) quad
Local Maps

Trail Log