ATV enthusiasts from all over the Midwest visit the Hayward area each year to explore the miles of challenging trails that cut through the forests, meadows and wetlands of northern Wisconsin.
Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest
The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest contains over 140 miles of ATV trails that are divided into three distinct but adjoining trail systems. The ATV trails through the national forest provide a scenic tour through Wisconsin's Northwoods. The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest offers unlimited ATV access to its lands unless roads or trails are signed, bermed , gated or posted as closed. Areas designated as wilderness or semi-primitive are designated as non-motorized areas, so ATV operation is illegal there.
The Seeley Hills Loop offers about 50 miles of marked ATV trails. The Seeley Hills Loop starts at the fire tower off the north side of Highway B. You can also access this trail from Hayward Power Sports, ten miles east of Hayward on Highway 77.
Dead Horse Run Trail
The Dead Horse Run Trail is a 56-mile ride geared for experienced ATV riders that like a challenge. The trail runs north from Loretta into Ashland County and Clam Lake through the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. Trailheads are located at Camp Loretta and east of Clam Lake on the north side of Highway 77.
Tuscobia State Trail
The Tuscobia State Trail is a 74-mile ATV trail that runs from Birchwood to Park Falls on an abandoned railroad grade. The trail connects to the Dead Horse Run Trail in the north and the Flambeau Trail System in the south. This Tuscobia State Trail is open between April 15th and November 15th each year.
Flambeau River State Forest
The Flambeau River State Forest offers 40 miles of ATV trails that wind through Wisconsin's scenic Northwoods. The trails are open from May 15th to November 15th each year.