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 or some challenging hills in a forest. 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.

This special place in the northern woodlands of Wisconsin affords a genuine opportunity to enjoy the wild and scenic wonders of its diverse landscapes. Characterized by gently rolling terrain, this sparsely populated rural region offers a unique opportunity to "get away from it all." Its tradition of low visitor use invites a feeling of seclusion--a place to escape from congested cities and rest, reflect, and revive weary spirits. Our forests leave an impression of tranquillity and inner peace. View the list of trails below for your hiking and snowshoeing escapades.