Hiking & Birdwatching

Hike. Climb. View. Discover.

Trek the land of four rivers

Rusk County's numerous wilderness areas and trails will take you deep into this wild and beautiful river country. Trails that delight skiers in colder months become tranquil hiking routes when the snow melts. Some of the county's best hiking is on the Ice Age Trail, which traverses miles of western Rusk County.

 

Rusk County's trails and wilderness areas offer endless birdwatching opportunities. Pileated woodpeckers, bald eagles, osprey, common loons, hooded mergansers, wood ducks, kingfishers, warblers and hummingbirds are just a few of the species you'll have a chance to see in the woodlands and wetlands of Rusk County. Areas of particular interest include Sobieski Flowage, home to a wide variety of upland game birds and waterfowl, and the Blue Hills area, which offers waterfowl and migratory birds. Binoculars can be checked out at the Rusk County Visitor Center.

Hiking & Birdwatching Options


Trails

Blue Hills Trails System

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Blue Hills Trails System 45.536475 -91.407087


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(715) 532-6595 http://ruskcountywi.com/blue-hills-trails-system/

Trails

Copper Park Equestrian Trails

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Copper Park Equestrian Trails 45.436722 -91.113589

N4100 WI-27
Ladysmith,WI 54848

(715) 415-2400 http://ruskcountywi.com/copper-park-equestrian-trails/

Trails

Flambeau River State Forest Trails

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Flambeau River State Forest Trails 45.691724 -90.758888

W1613 County Rd W
Winter,WI 54896

(715) 332-5271 http://ruskcountywi.com/flambeau-river-state-forest-trails/

Parks

Greenwood Park

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Greenwood Park 45.470909 -91.083010


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http://ruskcountywi.com/greenwood-park/

Trails

Ice Age Trail

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Ice Age Trail 45.574058 -91.512483


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http://ruskcountywi.com/ice-age-trail/

Trails

Ladysmith High School Trail

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Ladysmith High School Trail 45.471588 -91.075274

1700 Edgewood Ave E
Ladysmith,WI 54848

http://ruskcountywi.com/ladysmith-high-school-trail/

Wildlife Areas

Potato Creek Wildlife Area

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Potato Creek Wildlife Area 45.340025 -91.400090


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http://ruskcountywi.com/potato-creek-wildlife-area/

Trails

Reclaimed Flambeau Mine Nature Trails

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Reclaimed Flambeau Mine Nature Trails 45.442353 -91.117859

N4100 Highway 27
Ladysmith,WI 54848

http://ruskcountywi.com/reclaimed-flambeau-mine-nature-trails/

Trails

Riverview Trail

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Riverview Trail 45.457946 -91.082157

716 Co Hwy G
Ladysmith,WI 54848

http://ruskcountywi.com/riverview-trail/

Wildlife Areas

Silvernail Wildlife Area

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Silvernail Wildlife Area 45.625941 -90.980550


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http://ruskcountywi.com/silvernail-wildlife-area/

Trails

Sisters' Farm Trail System

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Sisters' Farm Trail System


http://ruskcountywi.com/sisters-farm-trail-system/

Recreation

Sobieski Flowage

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Sobieski Flowage


http://ruskcountywi.com/sobieski-flowage/

Wildlife Areas

Ten Mile Creek Wildlife Area

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Ten Mile Creek Wildlife Area 45.318301 -91.532371

Ricebed Road
Chetek,WI 54728

http://ruskcountywi.com/ten-mile-creek-wildlife-area/

Recreation

The Blue Hills

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The Blue Hills 45.536475 -91.407087


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(715) 532-6595 http://ruskcountywi.com/the-blue-hills/

Wildlife Areas

Washington Creek Wildlife Area

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Washington Creek Wildlife Area 45.336835 -91.244196


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http://ruskcountywi.com/washington-creek-wildlife-area/

Trails

Wetland Walkway

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Wetland Walkway 45.461464 -91.109475


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http://ruskcountywi.com/wetland-walkway/