Enjoy some of our many trails we have to offer. From hiking or biking to ATV or snowmobile trails we have something for everyone.
All Barron County Trails with the exception of the Cattail State Trail from Turtle Lake to Almena and the Wild Rivers State Trail from the City of Rice Lake to the Washburn County line will close the evening of 11/1. All road routes remain open year round.
ATV Trails – 80.90 Miles
8.0 miles, originates in Almena and continues west to the Polk County line. Continues west in Polk County to Amery (Total distance from Almena to Amery is approximately 22.0 miles). Open to ATVs year round.
Cattail Trail Extension
16.0 miles, originates in Almena and continues east to Cameron. Three miles east of Almena there is a 30 acre intensive use area for ATV’s (playground). This facility also has a 3 acre parking lot, with a loading/unloading ramp, large shelter, picnic tables and permanent restrooms. The extension of the cattail trail (Almena to Barron) is closed November 1st and reopens May 1st for ATV use. This portion of trail can be utilized by snowmobiles when the snowmobile trails are open.
Wild Rivers Trail
9.1 miles, originates in Rice Lake and continues north through Washburn and Douglas Counties to Solon Springs (approximately 62 miles). Open to ATVs year round.
Three miles east of Almena at 8 3/4 Street North, there is a 30 acre intensive use area for ATV’s (playground). This facility has a 3 acre parking lot, with a loading ramp, large shelter, picnic tables and permanent restrooms. The ATV intensive use area remains open through the winter, gates at each end of the area are closed but road routes can be used.
The Barron County Snowmobile Trails are closed. Thank you to all our landowners who allowed these trails on their property.
Snowmobile Trails – 309.7 Miles
8.0 miles, originates in Almena and continues west into Polk County to Amery (approximately 22.0 miles). Open to snowmobiling whenever snow-covered.
Wild Rivers Trail
9.1 miles, originates in Rice Lake and continues north through Washburn and Douglas Counties to Solon Springs (approximately 62 miles). Open to snowmobiling whenever snow-covered.
Walking , Hiking, & Biking
Cross Country Ski Trails
Cumberland Area Ski Trail Association (CASTA)
25km of trails located 9 miles north of Cumberland on Co. Hwy.
Barron Area Nordic Trail Association (BANTA)
The Barron Area Nordic Trail Association (BANTA) maintains a series of trails in a beautiful oak/maple forest, known locally as Rockman's Woods. (Trail Map) This woods has sections owned by Barron County, City of Barron and the Barron Area School District. There are 4 km of ski trails in the woods, and an additional 2 km in the privately owned fields south of the woods. There is a lighting system on the trails in the woods that operates nightly from dusk to 10 pm.
There is a separate 2 mile trail system for snowshoeing, winter hiking and fat biking that winds around the woods in a more intimate fashion than the wider ski trail. It is requested that there be no foot or bike traffic on the ski trails during the snow season, as it can cause damage to the ski surface that is difficult to repair.
All of the operating expenses for the trail system are provided by volunteer contributions of time and money.