Apostle Islands Trails
Hikers can enjoy more than 50 miles of maintained trails on the islands of the National Lakeshore.
See lighthouses, abandoned quarries, old farm sites and scenic overlooks. You can hike on 14 of the Apostle Islands including Madeline,
Basswood, Devils, Long, Manitou, Michigan, Oak, Otter, Outer, Raspberry, Rocky, Sand, South Twin, and Stockton Islands.
Big Bay State Park
Explore seven miles of hiking trails hugging the Lake Superior shoreline on Madeline Island.
Views of sandstone sea caves, mature hemlock forests, and bogs.
The trails are open year round and adaptive equipment is available for people with mobility impairment.
Big Ravine Trail
Including both ravine and upland areas, the forests consist of mixed hardwood and conifer trees, including big cedars, hemlocks and pines.
It’s located in the heart of the city of Bayfield, just steps from downtown.
Follow 4th Street uphill to the Bayfield School, Turn left on Sweeny and park at the baseball field. The trail begins behind the outfield fence. The trail can also be accessed off of Meyers-Olson Road.
This scenic trail follows the old railway corridor as it meanders along Lake Superior’s Shoreline.
Visitors can enjoy views of brownstone cliffs, Madeline Island and Lake Superior.
The trail begins near south 3rd street and Wilson Avenue in Bayfield.
The Capser Trail
A 2-mile, multi-use trail designed for recreation and education, owned and managed by the Madeline Island Wilderness Preserve.
The entrance to the Capser Trail is on the south side of County H (Big Bay Road), across from the Fire Hall. Use the parking area in Forest Park. There is no usage fee.
Frog Bay Tribal National Park
Visit the first tribal National Park in the United States. Hike 1.7 miles of rustic trail through boreal forest, coastal wetlands and undeveloped sand beach. This Award Winning Hike is located four miles north of Bayfield on lands owned and managed by the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa.
Houghton Falls Nature Preserve
Enjoy boreal forest habitats, sandstone cliffs, seasonal waterfalls, and Lake Superior’s rocky shoreline.
The trailhead is located on Houghton Falls Road off of Highway 13 about 9 miles south of Bayfield.
Jerry Jay Jolly
Pikes Creek Trail System
This trailhead is the jumping off point for access to 8 miles of hiking, snowshoeing, and ungroomed cross-country ski trails.
Located off of Star Route Road, the trails meander over 1,000 acres of Bayfield County Forest.
Kreher Park, Ashland
Located on Lake Superior, at the end of North Prentice Avenue, is home to a 33 site RV campground, with a playground, swim beach, boat launch, pavilion, bathrooms, showers, water and electric hook-ups, a dump station and access to the Ashland Rails to Trails System.
Prentice Park, Ashland
Large wooded park that provides RV and tent camping opportunities with 6 RV sites with electric (50 amp and water and 6 tent/small camper sites. Prentice Park has bathrooms, showers, artesian wells, playground, pavilions, 2 miles of hiking trails and access to the Ashland Rails to Trails System, Fish Creek Sloughs and wildlife viewing opportunities. Paid RV campers can use the dump station at Kreher Park for no additional cost. Maximum stay on any tent site is two weeks.