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Off-Road Trails: Wisconsin

Off-road adventure is abundant in the cheesehead state

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Wisconsin is best known for its cheese and breweries, but others might know it as the "forward" state. Moving forward through the trails here should be loads of family fun for off-roaders. Bordering on two of the great lakes, this state offers many options for those seeking that wild wooded riding to make lasting memories.

Off-road terrain in this state consists of rolling hills, rocky trail systems and during or just after the spring thaw you will find plenty of mud. Most trails will remain closed in winter months until the snow melts or until the local authorities deem it okay to ride the trails.

When it comes to lodging in Wisconsin, you will find ample primitive and RV camp locations across the state. There are also many main stream hotels and some VRBO or bed and breakfast type locations as well. Making an entire week of adventure here is as simple as a little planning.

Destination Yamaha

If you are looking for an off-road adventure in Wisconsin but you don’t feel like towing an ATV or UTV all the way there, Destination Yamaha has a location in wisconsin where you can rent a machine.

These rental partners have everything you need for an amazing off-road experience aboard a Yamaha ATV or UTV on some of the best terrain in the state.

  • Size 20 Miles of Trails on 2,500 Acres
  • Skill Level All
  • Trailhead New Rome, Wis.

Bentley Hills ATV Trail System

Also known as the Monroe Prairie ATV park, this 2,500-acre facility gives riders of all ages and skill levels a chance to experience what off-road riding is all about. Cruising the wooded trails is pretty easy here and the trails consist of mainly hard pack with some sections of loose soil. The pine tree and hardwood forest provides plenty of shade for stopping on the trail to chat about your ride.
ATV Trails wisconsin
  • Distance 36 Miles
  • Skill Level All
  • Trailhead Mondovi, Wis.

Buffalo River Trail

This system of trail is operated by the Wisconsin DNR and runs alongside the Buffalo River. Staging areas are located in Mondovi as well as Fairchild townships and you can reach any portion of the trail system from both. Consisting of mainly old railroad bed, this trail is almost always smooth, so any skill level rider can negotiate the terrain. The key to this location are the many scenic views along family farms and unmolested property there.
  • Distance 70 Miles
  • Skill Level All
  • Trailhead Fifield, Wis.

Flambeau Trail System

This trail system is located in the Chequamegon National Forest and provides your family with over 70 miles of old forest service roads and a few snowmobile roads. There is a variety of terrain here and enough adventure for everyone. Consisting of light mud, rock hard pack and plenty of high canopy for shade, you should be able to stretch the legs of your ATV or UTV and have a pile of fun. Camping is also permitted here in designated areas for a small fee.
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