Newman Springs Trail

Trail Activities


  • Cross-country skiing
  • Hiking
  • Mountain biking
  • Fat biking
  • Horseback riding
  • Snowshoeing
  • Hunting (must be 150 yards away from the trailhead)

About the Trail


Overview


This is a beautiful section of trail overlooking the springs.

The trail is closed from March 15 through April 30.

A National Forest parking pass is required. You can purchase a single day pass or an annual pass. The fee for the single day pass can be paid at the parking area. An annual sticker can be purchased at the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest office at 1170 S. 4th Avenue / Highway 13 in Park Falls, over the phone by calling the office at 715-762-2461, or at the following businesses:

•Phillips BP / Ball Petroleum (165 S. Lake Avenue Highway 13, Phillips)
•Bridge Bait, Tackle, and Archery (1414 S. 4th Avenue Highway 13, Park Falls)
•Fifield Marathon Station (N14181 Willow Avenue Highway 70, Fifield)
•Moose Jaw Resort (N15098 Shady Knoll Road, Pike Lake)
•Park Falls Ace Hardware (1114 4th Avenue Highway 13, Park Falls)

Location


  • N16385 Hwy. 182 / Forest Road 1903 – From the intersection of State Highways 13 and 182 in Park Falls, drive east 12.5 miles on Highway 182 to the trailhead which is on the right (south) side of the highway

Length


  • 7 miles, additional mileage connecting to ATV trails

Trail Type


  • Loop

Skill Level


  • Easy to moderate

Aerobic Level


  • Easy to moderate

Hiking & Biking


Loops B and E offer steep ascents and descents while providing outstanding views of the area. Loops D and C are located in very low areas that are not favorable to mountain biking; however, the western edge of the trail system features rolling terrain and connects to an ATV / UTV trail.

Horseback Riding


Horseback riding is allowed, although the trail is often quite wet.

Cross-country Skiing


This trail system is designed for both beginner and intermediate skiers. There are no exceptionally difficult sections of trail, and skiers can take in the beautiful scenery as they stride along. The trail is groomed for classical skiing only.

Snowshoeing & Fat Biking

Snowshoeing and fat biking are allowed to the side of the set cross-country skiing tracks.