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Located between Minocqua and Rhinelander.
Grooming: Classic & skate. Multiple loop trail system.
Snowshoe Trails: No
A beautiful stacked loop trail system around three lakes. The trails run through a forest of mixed hardwoods and several scenic stretches of spruce and tall red pines.
Each loop has several flat stretches along with several hilly sections, though nothing too challenging. All the trails are rated as intermediate but 'experienced' beginners should have no problems.
Grooming is generally excellent and timely. Red Loop is groomed for skate (8.9 km); yellow, blue, and green are classic only.
The entire trail system lies within the Northern Highlands - American Legion State Forest.
Wisconsin State Trail Pass required
Parking, pit toilets
On-Site Equipment Rentals: No.
IN THE AREA
Retail sporting goods, equipment rentals, motels, resorts, shopping, food, & gas (Minocqua & Rhinelander).
From the Hwy's 51 & 47 intersection in Woodruff: Take Hwy 47 south for 11.8 miles and turn west (right) onto Kildare Rd, go 0.5 mile to the McNaughton Ski Trail trailhead parking lot.
From the Hwy's 8 & 47 intersection in Rhinelander: Take Hwy 47 north for 12.5 miles and turn west (left) onto Kildare Rd, go 0.5 mile to the McNaughton Ski Trail trailhead parking lot.
Website: McNaughton Trail, WI DNR
Phone: 715.542.3929 (Northern Highlands American Legion State Forest - Trout Lake HQ)