RiderPlanet USA Motorcycle And ATV Trails
HomeFind ATV TrailsATV and Dirt Bike ArticlesCalendar of ATV and Motorcycle EventsSupport CenterDonate

Wild Rivers Trail

Friday, May 24, 2024

Other Names

Wild Rivers ATV Campground, Rice Lake, Douglas County, Washburn County, Barron County, Namakagon River

Last Known StatusOpen

Over 100 miles long, this old abandoned C&NW (Chicago and North Western) railroad grade has been converted into a multiple use trail that runs north and south through Douglas, Washburn and Barron counties. The trail winds through scenic woods and has several creek and river crossings.

The terrain is mostly flat, hard packed gravel with some sandy sections but is a good place to bring a beginner or the family. Visitors should note that this trail system is not open to dirt bikes or motorcycles.

There are several staging areas but for those looking for camping and direct trail access check out Wild Rivers ATV Campground. The campground has 10 RV sites and 5 tent sites, each with a BBQ grill and picnic table. Other amenities include a large outdoor pavilion, free WIFI, and restrooms with hot showers. Reservations are recommended which can be made online.

Trail Map... Nearby ATV Trails...


Permit RequiredYesWI ATV Trail Pass
Dates OpenOpen year-round except during high fire danger and spring thaw.
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 Limit
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthYes (65 inches)
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles & Dirt BikesProhibited
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTV & SXSPermitted(maximum width 65 inches)
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 CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
permitted at Wild River Trail Campground (715) 466-5000
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresSome Areas(permitted in developed campsites only)
permitted at Wild River Trail Campground (715) 466-5000
Night RidingUnknown
Trail BlazingProhibitedkeep vehicle on trail
Rule Enforcement


AreaMotorized Trails
LandCounty Land


Tent: $10.00
RV: $30.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00
Wild Rivers ATV Campground Fee


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


Nearest CityMinong, WI
Address802 S. Railroad Street, Minong, WI 54859
Go Back To Wisconsin List
Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: Eau Claire, WI
1) Take US-53 North about 100 miles
2) Take exit for US-53 BUS N, continue .3 miles
3) Turn right (east) onto S Limits Road, continue about 1 block
4) Turn left (north) onto Railroad Street, continue .2 miles
5) Campground entrance is on the right (east).


Contact InfoDouglas County Trail Hotline
(715) 378-4528
Contact InfoDouglas County Forestry Department
P.O. Box 211
Solon Springs, WI 54873
(715) 378-2219
Contact InfoWild River Trail Campground
802 S. Railroad Street
Minong, WI 54859
(715) 466-5000
Contact InfoWisconsin DNR
P.O. Box 78701
Milwaukee, WI 53278-0701
(888) 936-7463
CommentATV and UTV Permit Info


Wild Rivers Trail Photo

Wild Rivers Trail

Photo Submitted 11/12/2020 (Thanks!)


Submit a Photo!


Miles Of Trail104
Climate TypeForest
Elevation950 to 1100 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
SandThis trail has little sandy areas.Little
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
Steep HillsThis trail has no steep hills.None
Water CrossingsThe trail has few water crossings.Few
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
RoadsThis county land has no roads.None
ShadeThis county land has some shaded areas.Some
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has almost all beginner terrain.All
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has no intermediate level terrain.None
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has no expert terrain.None


Gasoline Gasoline1-5 Miles (W)Minit Mart (715) 466-5899
Diesel Diesel1-5 Miles (W)Minit Mart (715) 466-5899
Potable Water WaterOn SiteWild River Trail Campground (715) 466-5000
RV Hookups RV HookupOn SiteWild River Trail Campground (715) 466-5000
RV Dump Station RV DisposalOn SiteWild River Trail Campground (715) 466-5000
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn SiteWild River Trail Campground (715) 466-5000
Convenience Store Conv Store1-5 Miles (W)Minit Mart (715) 466-5899
© 2024 Misirena Digital, LLC Home  |   ATV Trails  |   Articles  |   Calendar  |   Support Center  |   Good Stuff