Biking and Hiking

The Wisconsin Rapids area offers biking trails and hiking trails. Go on a historic walking tour – take one of the three Heritage River Walks through downtown Wisconsin Rapids. Take a hike along the Sandhill Wildlife Area’s trails. Bike the South Wood County Park Recreation Trail. Explore more than 25 miles of walking and biking trails in the Wisconsin Rapids recreational system. Get out there and bike and hike the trails of the Wisconsin Rapids area!

Download the map of Wisconsin Rapids bicycle trails

Ahdawagam Trail System

Wisconsin Rapids Parks and Recreation
Wisconsin Rapids , Wisconsin

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More than 20 miles of biking trails are included in the City of Wisconsin Rapids’ recreational system. Traversing through wooded and urban areas, along the riverfront, or aside city streets, the system is composed of five distinct trails ranging from 3 to 7 miles in length.

Nepco Lake County Park

1410 Griffith Avenue
Wisconsin Rapids , Wisconsin

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Located one mile south of Wisconsin Rapids on County Road Z.  The 125 acre park is open year-round for outdoor activities  from 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.  There are 6.25 km (3.8 miles) of ski trails on rolling terrain. Trails are groomed for skate and classic skiing by River Cities Nordic Ski Club. Passes can be purchased at the trailhead.  Daily trail passes: $4/student or adult, free age 7 and under.  Annual trail passes: $10/student or adult, $25/family. For snow conditions visit www.co.wood.us/Department/Parks/CrossCountrySkiing.aspx.

Trail map is available at http://www.visitwisrapids.com/media/NepcoXcountryskitrail.pdf

Sandhill Wildlife Area

1715 County Highway X
(715) 884-2437
Babcock, Wisconsin

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When the auto trail closes in November, that’s when the real magic begins. Bring your snowshoes to the walk-in gate and discover Sandhill’s winter secrets. Spy on otters, porcupines and coyotes, or work up an appetite breaking a trail up North Bluff. Learn about tracking or weave your own snowshoes at the Outdoor Skills Center, then put on your newly acquired skills to the test.

South Wood County Park Recreation Trail

6411 South Park Road
Wisconsin Rapids , Wisconsin

Phone: (715) 421-8422

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Circle the wooded shoreline of Lake Wazeecha, which is the Indian name for “lake of the land of the pines,” on this 4.1 mile multi-use recreation trail, complete with picnic areas and unforgettable views.

Wisconsin River Trail

Communities of Wisconsin Rapids, Port Edwards, and Nekoosa
Wisconsin Rapids , Wisconsin

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You’ll find glorious trees, singing birds, river views, and great company along the Wisconsin River Trail. Traveling from downtown Wisconsin Rapids through Port Edwards and into Nekoosa, this 9.5-mile trail connects the communities through a dedicated, paved, bike trail. Pack a picnic, grab a map, and set off on a family adventure.