Summer Trails

RASTA maintains a whole network of mountain biking trails, from old school single track and rock gardens to new machine-built jump lines and flow tracks. In addition to having many hiking trails from wide, casual, mowed trails to single track great for trail running. 

Trail systems open as of 8 May 2022!
Washburn MTB/hiking trails are open with the exception of No B.S.! Trail volunteers ask that folks use common sense and stay off if it has just rained so that things can firm up, but otherwise please get out and ride! We’ll post again when No B.S. is open. Happy trails!

Washburn Area Silent Trails

The Washburn Area Silent Trails are located on Oneida County forest lands west of Rhinelander.  Perch Lake County Park hosts the main trailhead.  The park features a picnic area on the shores of a spring fed lake, a warming shelter with covered outdoor patio and fireplace, and restrooms.  There are 13 miles of professionally designed and built singletrack mountain bike trails and a new pump track.  The trails are designed to accommodate all skill levels, with most of the flow trails and jump lines located near the trailhead, while the more technical “old school” hand-built trails and rock gardens are furthest from the shelter. 

Washburn also has over 13 miles of ski trail which are well signed and mowed at various times throughout the year for hiking and biking.  These wide and grassy trails are popular with families and groups.

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Mud Lake Trails

Mud Lake trails are located three miles north of Rhinelander on Crystal Lake Road. These trails include over 8 miles of mostly hand built technical singletrack.  There is an easy peddling core artery which is machine built.  This artery allows you to access the singletrack as it crosses in numerous areas.  The rocks, roots, and boulder rollovers are sure to test your balance, technical skills, and level of cardio endurance.  There is even a floating log ride with a water handicap that several adventure seekers have endured.  Several private landowners allow access to their property to make this trail system available for your enjoyment.  Please respect their property by leaving it better than you found it.

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  • Mountain Biking
  • Hiking
  • Dogs Permitted
  • RASTA Donation tube at trailhead kiosk

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Nose Lake Trails

The east and west loops of the Nose lake ski trails are mowed periodically throughout the summer months.  The west loop is most popular and offers 3 miles of hiking and biking on gentle topography.  The east loop is 5 miles and is also hiked by many.

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  • Dogs Permitted
  • Hiking
  • Biking

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Cassian Trail

The Cassian Two-Way cross country ski trail is mowed periodically throughout the summer months for your hiking and biking pleasure, with the north end receiving the most attention.  The trail is 9 miles in length, or 18 miles round trip, and is located west of Rhinelander and can be accessed from multiple trailheads, including from the main trailhead at the Washburn Silent Sports Area. The trail gently rolling terrain is designed to accommodate users with a wide range of skills.  Dogs are permitted when trails are not groomed for winter skiing.

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  • South Trailhead – 7578 County Highway K, Rhinelander, WI 54501
  • Middle trail access – 7642 Timber Lake Rd. crossing (limited Parking)
  • North Trailhead – 5332 Beaver Lake Rd. Rhinelander, WI 54501
  • Google Maps Link
  • Oneida County Forestry Map Link
ACTIVITIES: 
  • Hiking
  • Biking
  • Dogs permitted
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