Lake Superior Hiking Trails near Bayfield WI
1. Apostle Islands National Lake shore Mainland Trail (9 mi)
The trail extends past the cliffs above the mainland sea caves ending at a back country campsite. A boardwalk covers parts of the trail,
but the path is rugged with stream crossings and steep slopes along the way. This trail can be viewed on Google Earth Street View.
2. Raspberry River Walking Trail (5.5 mi)
Old County Hwy K & Rowley Rd, Bayfield, WI 54814
Unmarked & unmaintained trail; mostly used for hunting access
3. Frog Bay Tribal National Park Trails (.8-2 mi)
92070 Frog Bay Rd, Bayfield, WI 54814
There are several trail options here, whether you are looking for a direct route to the beach (.4 mile), a scenic jaunt through boreal
forest to the beach (additional .3 mile), or a moderate hike through forested ravines (1 mile)
4. Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Island Trails (various)
These trails provide access to lighthouses, abandoned quarries, old farm sites, historic logging camps, beaches, campsites, and scenic
5. North Pikes Creek Wetlands Community Forest
Star Route Rd & Gotchling Rd, Bayfield, WI 54814
Restoration and development is in process.
6. Pikes Creek Trail (2 mi)
83875 State Hwy 13, Bayfield, WI 54814
The trail starts at the Les Voigt State Fish Hatchery Visitor Center parking area and runs along Pikes Creek.
7. Salmo Lake-walk Trail (1.5 mi)
83645 State Hwy 13, Bayfield, WI 54814
This “out and back” trail connects the Highway to Lake Superior.
8. Big Ravine Trail (1.8-2.5 mi)
Sweeny Ave, Bayfield, WI 54814
Hike uphill along the steep rim of the big ravine to scenic overlooks. Multiple loops make for a 1.8-2.45 mile hike.
9. Brownstone Trail (4.2 mi)
Lake Shore Drive & Highway 13, before Bayfield
A highly-utilized and scenic trail that meanders along the brownstone cliffs of the Lake Superior shoreline, the Brownstone Trail is an
easy 4.2 mile round-trip hike.
10. Gill Larson Nature Trail/Iron Bridge Trail (1 mi)
Sweeny Ave, Bayfield, WI 54814
This short trail follows the creek under the historic Old Iron Bridge.
11. Houghton Falls Nature Preserve Trail (3 mi)
Houghton Falls Rd, Washburn, WI 54891
This easy “out-and-back” trail contains views of sandstone cliffs, seasonal waterfalls, and a lagoon. The narrow trail is well marked.
12. Washburn Lakefront Walking Trail (2.6 mi)
1048 W Bigelow St, Washburn, WI 54891 (Thompson’s West End Park)
This trail has a packed limestone surface and extends from Thompson’s West End Park through the Washburn Marina to Memorial
Park. The western section of the trail is wheelchair accessible to Washington Ave with entrances at both ends.
13. Mt Ashwabay Recreation Area Trails (various)
32525 Ski Hill Rd, Bayfield, WI 54814
Miles of ungroomed cross-country ski trails. Please purchase a trail pass from Ashwabay if you would like to explore their trail system.
14. Jerry Jay Jolly/Pikes Creek Trail System (8 mi)
Star Route Rd - Bayfield, WI 54814
15. Lost Creek Falls Walking Trail (3 mi)
Trail Dr, Cornucopia, WI 54827
This trail winds gently through the forest and ends at an 8-ft. waterfall. Some trail sections have been improved with gravel and
boardwalks. Parking lot at trail head.
Things To Do in Bayfield
Kayaking & Canoeing