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Parrish Highlands ATV Trail

Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Other Names

Parish Highlands Trail, Langlade County

Last Known StatusOpen

This part of northern Wisconsin offers 53 miles of marked routes that connect to nearby Lincoln and Oneida County trail systems. The trails are mostly old logging roads that wind through a mixed hardwood forest with scenic views of lakes, creeks, and rivers.

Camping is permitted at the staging areas but there are no services so bring your own supplies. The trails close to ATVs in December until the end of spring thaw. During the winter months snowmobiles are permitted.

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Permit RequiredYesWI ATV Permit
Dates OpenMay - December 1
Other ATV Stickers AcceptedNoWisconsin registration or a Nonresident Trail Pass required.
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting exhaust silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (96 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle Width
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles & Dirt BikesPermittedstreet legal motorcycles only
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsSome Areasnot permitted on snowmobile trails or hiking trails
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTV & SXSSome Areasnot permitted on snowmobile trails or hiking trails
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs & Jeeps (registered)Prohibited
Dune Buggy & Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
2 Stroke EnginesNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingNo Restriction(camp anywhere)
primitive camping permitted at staging areas
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresSome Areas(permitted in developed campsites only)
Night RidingUnknown
Trail BlazingProhibitedstay on designated trails
Rule Enforcement


AreaMotorized Trails
LandCounty Land




Our RatingRatingGood
Recommended StayFull Day
Comments(Scroll Down For Rider Reviews & Comments)


Nearest CityParrish, WI
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Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: Antigo, WI
1) Take US-45 North about 18 miles
2) Turn left (west) on CR-T, continue 2.7 miles
3) Staging area is on the right.

For Parrish Staging Area:
4) Continue west on CR-T for about 11 miles (road turns to CR-H)
5) Turn right (east) on Five Cent Road, continue .2 miles toward staging area.

For northern Parrish Staging Area:
6) Continue north on CR-H for 1.5 miles
7) Turn right (east) on CR-Q, continue 3.7 miles
8) Staging area is on the left (west).


Contact InfoLanglade County Forestry And Recreation Department
1633 Neva Road
Antigo, WI 54409
(715) 627-6300
Contact InfoLanglade County Community Development Corporation
837 Clermont Street
Antigo, WI 54409
(715) 627-6385
Contact InfoWisconsin DNR
P.O. Box 78701
Milwaukee, WI 53278-0701
(888) 936-7463
CommentATV and UTV Permit Info


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Parrish Highlands ATV Trail

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Approx Size127,000 acres (198 sq mi)
Miles Of Trail53
Climate TypeForest
Elevation1550 to 1750 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Heavily Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
SandThis trail has no sandy areas.None
MudThe trail has little mud after it rains.Little
DustThe trail has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis trail has no rocks.None
TreesThe trail has almost all trees.All
Small JumpsThis trail has no small jumps.None
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has no berms.None
Sand/Gravel PitsThis county land has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis county land has no single track trails.None
IntersectionsThis trail has many intersections.Many
Rider TrafficThe county land has many rider traffic on typical days.Many
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has mostly beginner terrain.Mostly
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has little intermediate level terrain.Little
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has no expert terrain.None


Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (E)Summit Lake Quick Mart (715) 275-3388
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (E)Summit Lake Quick Mart (715) 275-3388
Potable Water Water5-20 Miles (E)Wolf Den Bar & Grill Campground (715) 216-1923 or (715) 484-4413
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (NW)Northforest Family Campground & RV Park (715) 453-2522
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (NW)Northforest Family Campground & RV Park (715) 453-2522
Primitive Camping Campground5-20 Miles (E)Wolf Den Bar & Grill Campground (715) 216-1923 or (715) 484-4413
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (E)Summit Lake Quick Mart (715) 275-3388
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