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Bayfield’s bike trails are the best in Northern Wisconsin

There’s no better place than bicycling Wisconsin as you explore Bayfield and Madeline Island. Enjoy an outdoor biking adventure with the pleasant aroma of the apple blossoms in May or the glorious oranges and reds of the leaves in October. It will take your breath away as you cruise past orchards just outside of Bayfield on quiet country roads or on biking trails within the plentiful forests of the Chequamegon National Forest.

Discover the endless miles of biking roads and trails perfect for exploring on your bicycle. The challenge of climbing a long steep hill will always be rewarded with an exhilarating rush as you bike down hill. If you are looking for a lower impact bike ride with the same beauty, put your bike on the Madeline Island Ferry and ferry your bike over where you can find almost 20 miles of paved and flat biking trails to explore. Another great place to bike ride is at Big Bay State Park, where you can enjoy a picnic among several white sandy beaches.

Three specific bicycling trails for great biking in the Bayfield area include:

Sand Bay Loop Bike Trail (27 miles) out Highway 13 through Red Cliff and Little Sand Bay with views of the Apostle Islands

Star Route Road Bike Trail (20 miles) out and back which is a hilly and curving route that is a paved version of the old stage coach route from Bayfield to Cornucopia, passing through mature hardwood and hemlock forests

Brinks Road Bike Trail (40 miles) that takes you through 25 miles of the Chequamegon National Forest on a little traveled, newly paved road.

For information on Madeline Island trails, download trail information here:

Map/Descriptions (pdf)

For information on trails, download trail information here:

Map/Descriptions (pdf)

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