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Raven Ski Trail
Northern Highlands - American Legion State Forest, Wisconsin Trail Guide

Trail Facts

Novice: ~
Intermediate: 7.5k
Advanced: 8k
Grooming: C
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Trail Review


Just east of Minocqua & Woodruff.


Grooming: Classic only. Multiple loop trail system.
Snowshoe Trails: Yes. Separate trail system, very scenic, several areas.


A popular trail in the NH-AL State Forest system, Raven offers four loop trails; three intermediate and one expert. Each trail offers it's own unique character in terrain and scenery.

Yellow Loop is a narrow, winding, 2.4 km trail with lots of small hills and several short, difficult, twisting descents. The trail meanders through a wonderful variety of scenery: hardwoods, balsam fir, occasional tall pines, hemlocks, tamarack/spruce bog and several beautiful views of Hemlock Lake.

The trails in Green and Blue Loops are both longer and wider than Yellow with slightly larger hills. Both trails run through a hardwood forest with short stretches of balsam fir and mixed pines. Green Loop features a hill with long descent that can get very fast in icy conditions. By late February you'll see plenty of tracks veering into the snow banks alongside the trail near the base of this hill.

Red Loop is the longest and most difficult, and should only be skiied by experts. This trail features numerous challenging hills and a nice variety of scenic terrain.


The entire trail system lies within the Northern Highlands-American Legion State Forest, WI DNR.


Wisconsin State Trail Pass required
Daily: $5
Annual: $25


Parking, pit toilets, warming shelter on trail (firepit).
On-Site Equipment Rentals: No.


Retail sporting goods, equipment rentals, motels, resorts, food, & gas (Minocqua, Woodruff)


From the Hwy 51/70 & County J intersection in Woodruff, go east on County J for 2.4 miles and turn right (south) onto Hatchery Rd/Woodruff Rd. Then go 0.3 mile and turn left (south) onto Woodruff Rd and go 1.0 mile to the main parking lot.


Website: Northern Highlands-American Legion State Forest, WI DNR
Phone: 715.542.3923 (Northern Highlands-American Legion State Forest, Trout lake HQ)

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