Round Lake 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 very scenic hardwood and hemlock-lined trail offers rolling terrain on a wide twin track trail that travels around the northern perimeter of Round Lake providing a truly natural experience. Stay to the right as you travel on the trail. The loops to the northwest have sections of bog. The trail exits the woods east of Round Lake and continues on Cole’s Point Road to the intersection with Forest Road 144.

A historic logging dam and interpretive signs are found near the trailhead. ATV/UTV trails are accessible from the parking lot and travel north and west toward the Newman Springs Trail area and south and west towards the Smith Rapids picnic area and the covered bridge (via Trail #101 to the parking area and gate; from this parking area the bridge is a 5 minute hike through the picnic area).

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


  • W716 Forest Road 535A / Logging Dam Road, Park Falls, WI: Located 16 miles from Fifield, travel 14 miles east on State Highway 70, drive 2 miles north on Forest Road 144, then go east on Forest Road 535 which ends at the Round Lake Trail / Logging Dam parking area.

Length


  • 9.3 miles

Trail Type


  • Loop

Skill Level


  • Easy to moderate

Aerobic Level


  • Moderate

Hiking & Biking


The loops to the northeast have sections of bog.

Cross-country Skiing


The trail is not groomed.


Snowshoeing & Fat Biking


The trail is not groomed. Please avoid diagonal ski tracks if they are present.

Horseback Riding


The whole trail is usually quite wet except during very dry summers, but especially avoid the loops to the northeast that have sections of bog.