Ed's Lake

Wabeno, Wisconsin 54566

Ed's Lake

Ed's Lake Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"A system of cross-country ski trails provides a course through part of the Chequamegon- Nicolet National Forest characterized by birch and hardwoods.A quiet and secluded hike, the trail passes a picnic area along a semi-marshy lake. Ed’s Lake Trail is a classic walk in the woods on a cross-country ski trail that works well as a hiking trail.

Along the way the route passes picturesque hemlock and birch groves, a small lake, and railroad grades left over from the logging era. Note that these trails have directional signs for guiding ski traffic. The first half of this hike will go with the flow of those directional signs on the Birch Trail, and the second half will go “backward” on the Maple Trail."

Ed's Lake Trip Reports

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Great hike! The land gets pretty wet at times, and there were a few fallen trees interrupting the path, but i'm sure that they have been moved by now. A few old bridges over the river that provides a great place to stop for lunch or a snack. Really great views, beautiful landscape. This trail is a Nicolet MUST!

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
2 hours
April - October
Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, Lakewood-Leona Ranger District, 4978 WI 8 W, Laona, 54541; (715) 674-4481; www.fs.usda.gov
Local Contacts
USGS Roberts Lake; Chequamegon - Nicolet National Forest trail map
Local Maps