Because hiking can be an all-year-long hobby, there are endless possibilities in our area for this sport.

You can choose from every level of difficulty, whether it's a short, casual walk around town or some challenging hills in a town forest or county park. Right across the road from the half-mile gravel Library Nature Trail is the wooded, eight-mile Hospital Trail system.  In addition to the fifty miles of hiking trails within five miles of Hayward, the neighboring Chequamegon National Forest offers 850,000 acres to explore and many miles of trails to hike.  Beyond that, it’s a short jaunt to the North Country Scenic Trail or the rugged Superior Hiking Trail.

Our area is loaded with rolling hills, gorgeous woods, and pristine lakes, rivers, and streams.  Check out the trails described on this page, view some of them in the hiking brochure you see here, or just stop in the Visitor Center and talk to us about finding the right hike for you!