Tuscobia State Trail

Trail Activities


  • All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) and Utility-Terrain Vehicle (UTV) 
  • Biking
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Snowmobiling

Hiking & Biking


Location: Park Falls to Birchwood
Length: 74-mile rail trail
Trail Type: Point-to-point
Skill Level: Easy
Aerobic Level: Easy to moderate
Season: May - November – The spring open may be delayed due to flooding or wet conditions. 
  


Directions


The Park Falls-Tuscobia Trailhead County Park at 15400 Park Lane in Park Falls is the perfect location to begin your journey with ample 24-hour parking, maps, a picnic area, pavilion, play area, grills, and a flush toilet building that is open from mid-spring to mid-fall.

The park is located off Highway 13 west on County Road E about 1/4 mile to Park Road then north 1/4 mile to the park.


Trail Description


This trail was created from an abandoned railroad right of way. The trail is also open to motorized vehicles and is frequently traveled (see use dates below). For more information, visit the Tuscobia Trail website. Note: Please be aware that deer hunting is allowed on the trail from November 15 - December 15.

ATV & UTV


  • ATV and UTV use April 15 to November 15 from Park Falls west to the Price and Sawyer County border line
  • ATV and UTV use December 16 - November 15 from the Price and Sawyer County border line west to the town of Birchwood
  • Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
  • Off-road Motorcycles are not allowed

Snowmobiling


  • Groomed for snowmobiling mid-December - March 31, conditions permitting, from Park Falls west to the town of Birchwood
  • Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

Trail Facts


The Tuscobia State Trail is an abandoned railroad grade that runs from Park Falls to Rice Lake. ATVs and UTVs are welcome on specific sections of the trail during specific times of the year (see bullets above). Off-road motorcycles are not allowed on the trail.

Motorized vehicles are not allowed on the trail from Birchwood west to Rice Lake; this section of trail is for non-motorized use only as it is shared with the Ice Age Trail.  Traveling along the trail you will encounter a variety of scenery from wooded sections to open farmland.

The Tuscobia Trailhead County Park is a good starting point with ample 24-hour parking, unloading / loading ramp, maps, a picnic pavilion, play area, grills, and a flush toilet building that is open from mid-spring to mid-fall.


Directions


The park is located off Highway 13 west on County Road E about 1/4 mile to Park Road then north 1/4 mile to the park. There is also trail access from downtown Park Falls and from Smith Lake County Park and Campground west of Park Falls on County E. For non-campers the day-use hours are 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

The park and campground provide ample parking, unloading / loading ramp, pavilion, vaulted toilets, picnic tables, fire rings, electricity, plus pressure water and a shower building which are operable mid-April thru mid-October weather permitting.

From the park and campground access the trail via Omaha Road; it is about one mile from the park to the trail. Along the trail you will find services including lodging, camping, gas and restaurants. This trail connects to the Flambeau River State Forest Trail, Flambeau Trail System, and allows access to the city of Park Falls.

Horseback Riding


Allowed on trail – The trail is shared with ATVs and UTVs.

Contact Information


Tuscobia State Trail
Department of Natural Resources
Daniel Yankowiak
Manager/Ranger Tuscobia State Trail
36764 Copper Falls Road
Mellen, WI  54546
 
Ph:715-274-5123