Outdoor Recreation Trails

We have many great trails in Richland Center that are excellent for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking and biking. Get out and enjoy the season and get a little exercise too!  Challenge yourself to get out on the trails day or night~

Twilight Virtual Event Flyer 2021

Snowshoe Rentals

8 pair of Snowshoes and poles can be rented from the Park, Recreation & Grounds office. Snowshoe sizing suit adults as well as children. Contact Cheryl or Shane for availability.

Snowshoes & Trek Poles RENTAL AGREEMENT

 

 

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A walking trail along the edges of the picturesque Pine River.  The trail features spectacular views of the Pine River and wildlife, offering many benches along the way to sit back and take it all in, many canoe port access points and fishing piers. There are a number of trailheads throughout the City to access these trails.

To the North of town, you can get on the Aaron Black Section of the trail system. Three trailheads are available for this section.

-Trailhead #1 is located on N. Industrial Drive by the end of the bridge, with limited parking on either side of the road.

-Trailhead #2 is located on Bowen Cemetery Lane off of County AA, parking in the cul-de-sac or along the road.

-Trailhead #3 is located on County AA by Bowen’s Mill bridge but is TEMPORARILY CLOSED due to trail bridges being out. Bridges will be replaced this spring. Limited parking on the road.

Pine River Trails- Aaron Black Section

-Trailhead #4 is located at Lions Park on 23595 WI Trunk 80 N, with ample parking available in the lot, near the Chellevold picnic shelter. Walk along Hwy 80 going south to the Watershed Dike and make your way along the edge of the river until you come back to Hwy 80 at North Park east soccer field. You can follow the trail under the Hwy 80 bridge and connect to Krouskop Park trailhead.

-Trailhead #5 is located at Krouskop Park, 1199 N Jefferson Street parking lot by the Lawrence & Retrum shelters and tennis courts. Parking is available in the lot or in the North Park lot, 1340 Allison Park Drive. The trail winds around the Disc Golf course and the wildlife scrape along the way to Old Mill Pond Park.

-Trailhead #6 is located at Old Mill Pond Park, 600 W. Seminary Street, with ample parking in the lot and the Hornet Hive shelter. Cross over Seminary Street at the bridge crosswalk and head southeast along the river through the Arboretum and back. You can also trek back to Krouskop Park on the West side of the river to Highway 14 at the Mobil Gas Station. Rest stop available at Westside Park shelter.

-Trailhead #7 is located at North Wedgewood Park, 1475 Wedgewood Drive, with limited parking on the street. Trek the network of trails north and rest at the shelter that connects to the Pine River Bike Trail.

Wedgewood North Trail Map

-Trailhead #8 is located at South Wedgewood Park, 2102 Bohmann Drive, with limited parking in the lot and rest stop at the new Rotary Club shelter.

Wedgewood South Trail Map

 

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Miner Hill Trails Park has walking & hiking trails that encompass 50 acres of scenic wonder revealed along a trail that wanders past five overlooks, through woods and open meadows,  and past an old quarry site, to the top of a bluff with a panoramic view of the city and countryside spreading out in the valley below.  All trail overlooks are railed. The trails are complete with signs & areas for picnicking. There are six trails to choose from, ranging from 1/5 mile to 4/5 mile distances. Strickland Trail (1/5 mile) begins at the base of Strickland Park, with parking & playground equipment. You can also park & connect with Tower Drive Trail if you follow Court Street East.  Here and there along the way, hikers will find resting and picnic spots for a leisurely pause on the trail.

Miner Hill Trails Brochure

 

 

Ocooch Mountain Recreational Trails

New recreational trails were created for year-round use on the City land located near the Armory, at 1350 Peebles Drive. Mountain biking and hiking take center stage during the warmer months, then in the colder months, cross country skiing and snowshoeing.  Southwest Partners’ members have worked tirelessly to create these recreational opportunities for our community! Trail work and maintenance on over two miles of trail that hug the hills is ongoing, but there is plenty of signage to help guide you. Parking is available in the Armory lot near the trailhead. What a beautiful place to get away from it all, right out your doorstep. Whether it is a quiet hike or a quicker ride, check out these trails.

Trails are featured on the Trailforks App —>

https://www.trailforks.com/region/richland-center/?activitytype=1&z=15.0&lat=43.32703&lon=-90.36906

Ocooch Mountain Rec Trails Map