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RASTA (Rhinelander Area Silent Trails Association) is a non-profit organization, founded by a group of silent sports enthusiasts dedicated to non-motorized recreational use of lands open to the public. From the beginning RASTA has promoted, sustained and improved a number of local hiking, biking, snowshoe and ski trails.  Over the years RASTA has expanded our support and service to public trails to include building and grooming trails for multi-use year-round silent sports recreation.

Each year our volunteers put in hundreds of hours maintaining, managing and building trails.  Volunteers work in the field, fundraise, manage grants and contracts, promote trails, and sponsor public events in support of silent sport opportunities.

RASTA Maintained Trails
Washburn Trail System
Cassian Trail
Nose Lake Trail
Mud Lake Trail
Enterprise Trail

Officers and Board of Directors

President Scott Watson watsons@newnorth.net

Vice President Richard Reidinger edgexc800@msn.com

Secretary Sarah Reidinger sarahfisher@hotmail.com

Treasurer Ralph Solome rsolome@gmail.com

Board Member Steve Engel sjebiker@yahoo.com

Board Member Jon Simonsen rather.canoe@gmail.com

Board Member Tyr Wiesner-Hanks tyr.wiesnerhanks@gmail.com

RASTA Long-Term Accomplishments

  • Helped Oneida County fund and build the Judy Swank Perch Lake Shelter

  • Built & maintains 30 miles of singletrack trail for mountain biking, snow biking, hiking, and snowshoeing.

  • Grooms & maintains 30 miles of xc-ski trails, from beginning to advanced, for both striding and skate skiing.

  • Fundraising for trail projects including; grant management, funding campaigns, membership and donations.

  • Purchased trail building & grooming equipment to maintain quality trails.

RASTA 2020 Accomplishments

  • Washburn: Started construction on the new 3 mile North Trail single track.

  • Cassian: Worked with the County to open for summer biking.

  • Nose Lake: Rerouted 1.1 miles of ski trail, funded expansion of parking lot, blazed a new snowshoe trail & worked with the County to open the west side loop for summer biking.

  • Mud Lake: Rebuilt old single track and installed jump features and a banked board run.

  • Enterprise: Expanded trail route and grooms trail for fat biking in the winter.

  • Snowshoe Hare Snowshoe Race:  Hosted event with record attendance.

RASTA 5-Year Plan (2020 – 2025)


We encourage you to become a RASTA member.  Part of your membership fees helps us fund trail maintenance.  In addition, your membership helps us demonstrate the public support we have for silent trails in the area.


To build and maintain quality trails, RASTA depends on our membership and donation.  Our volunteers manage grants, sponsor public events and initiate fundraisers for trails and equipment.  All administrative duties are donated by RASTA volunteers.  Help us support silent sports trails by donating to our general trail maintenance fund or a specific project.  All donations help!


RASTA sponsors many events to promote silent sports and in support of the local community.

Note: Covid-19 has made us modify some of the events.  Please visit our Events Page for updates on specific events.

Grant Reports

For more information, email info@rastatrails.org.