Quick guide to Vilas County’s fall trails

Published: September 24, 2015

Vilas County’s trails are among the best in the Midwest.

With more than 240,000 acres of public land, the opportunities for adventure are endless. Trails ideal for hiking, biking and birdwatching can be found throughout the county. There are more than 60 designated trails and there’s something perfect for every user – the county is home to gentle paved trails ideal for families or those seeing a relaxing ride or walk. Vilas County also has challenging, rugged trails that experienced riders and serious hikers love. And, there are many trails that simply offer a way to experience the beauty of the forest.

There are so many trails it can be hard to know where to start. Fortunately there are some great tools to get you to the trailhead and beyond.

Follow Vilas County’s fall color report to see when leaves are at their peak. A great hike doesn’t depend solely on perfect fall colors, but it’s fun to find out the latest update on the turning leaves.

Find some trails inspiration in this fun infographic.

Then, check out great trail resources here. The Silent Sports Trail Map details all of Vilas County’s 60+ trails and includes information on where to park, where to find restrooms and where to find amenities like park shelters, picnic areas and beaches.

The most dynamic way to explore the trails in Vilas County is by using the free Map It Vilas County trails app. Get interactive maps highlighting Vilas County’s best spots for biking, hiking, birdwatching, swimming, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, equestrian and hunting. Find and sort trails by length, activities available and more.

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