In the spring, the forests of Vilas County come alive before your eyes. Hikes this time of year provide unforgettable scenes. Admire a carpet of trilliums, walk beneath a canopy of new maple leaves and see a fawn find her legs. Discover your own spring scenes in Vilas County as you explore a bit of the county’s 240,000 acres of public land. No matter where you are in the county, you’re never far from a great hike. Vilas County publishes a free 23” x 38” map that includes a countywide map of trail locations as well as 59 individual trail maps. Click here to order a copy of the Vilas County Silent Sports Trail Map. Smartphone users: check out the free Map It Vilas County trails app. It will help you navigate 55 different Vilas County trails and works even without a cell signal. The app and map will help you navigate the wilds of Vilas County, as well as family-friendly trails like the Presque Isle Nature Trail and the Spectacle Lake-Kentuck Lake Trail in Phelps. Don’t forget a good pair of boots; the trails can be a little damp in the spring from snowmelt.