Timm's Hill National Trail

Trail Activities

  • Cross-country skiing
  • Hiking
  • Mountain biking
  • Fat biking
  • Horseback riding
  • Snowshoeing
  • Skijoring
  • NO Hunting

About the Trail


Timm's Hill National Trail consists of narrow single track over rolling terrain with some steep hills. The trail climbs to the lookout tower at the top of Timm’s Hill, the highest point in Wisconsin. The northern 7 miles are hillier and offer a challenge for intermediate to advanced users. The “Highway to Heaven” is at Mile 7 on the Timm’s Hill National Trail. This section is two steep hills in a row (uphill when traveling south on the trail, downhill when traveling north) that provide a challenging thrill.

The southern 3 miles are fairly flat. The southern 2 ½ miles of the trail (Taylor County) are open January 1 through August 31 and closed September 1 through December 31 so that the private landowner is able to hunt on his property. From September 1 through December 31 you can follow Hwy. C to access the south parking area. Dogs are allowed on the trail when it is open to public use but they must be on a leash or under control at all times. 

There is no fee required.


  • Timm’s Hill County Park, W3206 County Road RR, Ogema, WI – The north end of the trail is located 3 miles east of Ogema on State Highway 86, then south 1 mile on County Highway C, then south 1 mile on County Road RR / Rustic Road 62 to the park entrance, which is a one-way road. The park is open year-round. The park road gates are opened to allow vehicle access 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. May through October; walk in access only November through April. In the winter, the park road is groomed for cross-country skiing with snowshoeing allowed on the ungroomed portion of the trail. It is about a half mile from either gate to the park.
  • To access the ski / snowshoe trail, continue on County Road RR / Rustic Road 62 to where it intersects with Ring School Road which is near the park road exit; there is a plowed parking area with room for 5 vehicles. You can also park at other points south along County Road C near where the trail intersects the road. The vault toilets located at the park are available for use year-round.
  • To access the south end of the trail take Highway 102 from Rib Lake east 1 mile to Highway C , go north 2.5 miles to the Rusch Preserve. This trail connects the High Point Trail to the Ice Age National ScenicTrail and the Rib Lake area trails.


  • 10 miles

Trail Type

  • Point-to-point

Skill Level

  • Moderate to difficult

Aerobic Level

  • Moderate to difficult

Hiking & Biking

The surface is grass and hard-packed dirt.

Cross-country Skiing

The trail is groomed for both classic and skate skiing. Skijoring with dogs is allowed on the trail.

Horseback Riding

There is a horse hitching area on the east side of Bass Lake. Horses are not allowed in parking areas, on beaches, walking trails or in the day use area. The Timm’s Hill Trail (THT) is marked with blazes on the trees and arrows. Horses are allowed on the THT from May 1 to November 15.

Horses are not allowed on the THT from November 16 through April 30 due to hunting, cross-country skiing, and spring breakup. The THT is a multi-use trail, and horses must be accustomed to meeting other trail users without having a bad reaction.


The snowshoe trail runs parallel to the ski trail. Please stay off the groomed portion of the trail.