Exploring Wisconsin ATV & UTV trails

Are you an adventure enthusiast seeking an exhilarating outdoor experience? Look no further than the picturesque state of Wisconsin, known for its extensive network of ATV (All-Terrain Vehicle) and UTV (Utility Task Vehicle) trails. Whether you're a seasoned rider or a beginner, Wisconsin offers a diverse range of trails that showcase the state's natural beauty, wildlife, and captivating landscapes. In this blog post, we will delve into the details of Wisconsin's ATV and UTV trail system, highlighting the key trails, safety guidelines, and the overall experience that awaits you.


1. Wisconsin's ATV & UTV Trail System:

Wisconsin boasts over 6,000 miles of interconnected ATV and UTV trails, making it a haven for off-road enthusiasts. These trails wind through thick forests, meander along serene rivers, and traverse rolling hills, providing riders with an unforgettable journey. The state's trail system is well-maintained and offers a variety of terrains, from easy and scenic trails suitable for beginners to more challenging trails for experienced riders seeking an adrenaline rush.


2. Popular ATV & UTV Trails in Wisconsin:

a) Tuscobia State Trail:

Spanning over 74 miles, the Tuscobia State Trail showcases the beauty of the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. This trail is part of the renowned Wisconsin ATV and Snowmobile Trail System, offering a year-round adventure for outdoor enthusiasts.

  • Trail Length (miles): 74 miles
  • Machines: ATVs & UTVs ,snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, horseback riding, off-road bicycling, walking and hunting
  • Costs: $25 annual pass of Wisconsin resident or non-resident; $5 day pass
  • Open time: Open year round for multiple uses. The trail is closed to ATU & UTV use in Price County from November 15 to April 15.


 b) Cheese Country Trail(Tri-County Corridor Trail):

Stretching across 47 miles, the Cheese Country Trail takes riders through the picturesque landscapes of southwestern Wisconsin. This trail offers breathtaking views of rolling hills, lush farmlands, and charming small towns.

  • Trail Length (miles): 47-mile
  • Machines: all-terrain vehicles (ATVs/UTVs), off-road dirt bikes, mopeds, motorcycles, horses and horse-drawn conveyances, bicycles, and hikers
  • Costs: 15.00 per annual calendar year(motorcycles, mopeds, golf carts, mules, odyssey, go-carts and dirt bikes. In state ATVs are NOT required to have trail passes)
  • Open time: open to ATVs year round



c) Iron County Trails:

Located in northern Wisconsin, the Iron County Trails cover over 200 miles of diverse terrain, including dense forests, rocky ridges, and pristine lakes. This trail system provides a thrilling experience for riders of all skill levels.

  • Trail Length (miles):200 miles
  • Machines: ATVs and UTVs 
  • Costs:$5 parking fee
  • Open time:  from mid-May through March 31


d) Black River State Forest:

Spanning 68,000 acres in central Wisconsin, Black River State Forest offers diverse recreational activities such as hiking, fishing, and camping. Visitors can explore the forest's network of trails, enjoy the beauty of its towering trees, and spot wildlife like deer, turkeys, and eagles.

  • Trail Length (miles): 34 miles
  • Machines:  ATV、UTV、OHM
  • Costs:

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  • Open time: 6am-11pm.


E)Oconto County ATV Trail:

The Oconto County ATV Trail spans over 450 miles through forests, farmlands, and river valleys. It provides thrilling off-road adventures, scenic vistas, and wooden bridges, showcasing the natural beauty of the county.

  • Trail Length (miles):500 mile
  • Machines: ATVs, UTVs
  • Costs: $35; expires March 31 of each year, $20 5-day non-resident pass
  • Open time: open the last Saturday in April and close the first Sunday in November. 

Oconto County ATV/UTV Trails


F)Tigerton OHV Park and Campground:

The park features a dedicated off-road trail system designed for ATV, UTV, and dirt bike riders. The trails cater to different skill levels, providing options for both beginners and experienced riders. Whether you're seeking thrilling challenges or a leisurely ride through scenic landscapes, Tigerton OHV Park has something to offer.

  • Trail Length (miles):  28miles
  • Machines: ATV, bike,snowmobile
  • Costs: ATV, UTV, OHM: $20/per day & machine; $5 discount for campers. Jeep/4x4: $30/per day & machine; $5 discount for campers. Season Trail Pass: UTV,ATV,OHM: $75;  Jeep/4x4: $250
  • Open time: ATV/UTV TRAILS: Monday-Friday: 8am-8pm. Saturday-Sunday: 8am-9pm.OHM TRAILS: 8 Mile Trail. Mon-Sun 8am-Dusk



Wisconsin's ATV and UTV trail system offers an incredible opportunity to explore the state's natural beauty while enjoying an exhilarating off-road adventure. From the stunning landscapes to the well-maintained trails and safety-conscious environment, Wisconsin has everything you need for an unforgettable experience. So, gather your riding gear, plan your trip, and get ready to embark on an epic ATV or UTV journey through Wisconsin's captivating trails. Happy riding!

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