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High Point Trail

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Silent Sports Trail Map (PDF)

Features

  1. Biking
  2. Cross-Country Skiing
  3. Fat Biking
  4. Hiking
  5. Horseback Riding
  6. Snowshoeing

Overview


Located at Timm’s Hill, Wisconsin’s highest geographical point, these 3 loop trails traverse some of the most hilly terrain in the state. Forests of hardwood and hemlock border the full length of this narrow, single track trail over rolling terrain, with some steep hills. The trail climbs to the lookout tower at the top of Timm’s Hill. The gates at both ends of the park road are opened each morning and closed each evening except in the winter when the snow gets too deep and the road is impassable. No fee required.

Length


Cross-country ski and snowshoe trails - 9 miles / 14 km

Trail Type


Loop

Skill Level


Technical Difficulty: Moderate to difficult

Aerobic Level


Moderate to difficult

Hiking & Biking


The trail from the pavilion to the observation tower is gravel. The rest of the trails are hard-packed dirt. All of the trails are graded periodically in the summer. Hiking and biking is only allowed on the trails in Timm’s Hill County Park and the portion of the High Point Trail that is shared with the Timm’s Hill Trail (a 10-mile trail that connects the High Point Trail at Timm’s Hill County Park to the National Ice Age Trail).

Horseback Riding


There is a horse hitching area on the east side of Bass Lake and a marked trail that goes south to Rustic Road 62. Horses are not allowed in parking areas, on beaches, walking trails or in the day use area. A portion of each of the 3 loops that comprise the High Point Trail are shared with the Timm’s Hill Trail (THT) - marked with blazes on the trees and arrows. Horses are allowed on the THT from May 1st to November 15th. Horses are not allowed on the THT from November 16th thru April 30th due to hunting, cross-country skiing, and spring breakup. The THT is a multi-use trail, and horses must be accustomed to meeting other trail users without having a bad reaction.

Cross-country Skiing


The trail is made up of 3 loops which are groomed for classic and skate skiing by the High Point Ski Club. Lighted night skiing is available on a section of the trail for groups by appointment. Skijoring with dogs is allowed on the trail. The trail joins the Timm’s Hill Trail which connects the High Point Trail to the Rib Lake Area Ski Trails.

Snowshoeing & Fat Biking


Snowshoeing and fat biking are allowed to side of the set cross-country skiing tracks (please do not ride a fat bike on diagonal skiing tracks).