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Timm's Hill National Trail

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Silent Sports Trail Map (PDF)

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Features

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

Overview


The trail consists of narrow single track over rolling terrain with some steep hills. The trail climbs to the lookout tower at the top of Timm’s Hill, the highest point in Wisconsin. The northern 7 miles are hillier and offer a challenge for intermediate to advanced users. The “Highway to Heaven” is at Mile 7 on the Timm’s Hill National Trail. This section is two steep hills in a row (uphill when traveling south on the trail, downhill when traveling north) that provide a challenging thrill.

The southern 3 miles are fairly flat. The southern 2 ½ miles of the trail (Taylor County) are open January 1 through August 31 and closed September 1 through December 31 so that the private landowner is able to hunt on his property. From September 1 through December 31 you can follow Hwy. C to access the south parking area. Dogs are allowed on the trail when it is open to public use but they must be on a leash or under control at all times.

The trail is located at Timm's Hill County Park which is open year-round. The park road gates are opened to allow vehicle access 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. May through October.  There is walk-in access only from November through April. Winter parking is located south of the intersection of Ring School Road and Rustic Road 62. Follow unplowed Park Road west to the Timm's Hill County Park.

Length


10 miles / 16.1 km

Trail Type


Point-to-Point

Skill Level


Moderate to difficult

Aerobic Level


Moderate to difficult

Hiking & Biking


The surface is hard-packed dirt and grass.


Horseback Riding


There is a horse hitching area on the east side of Bass Lake. Horses are not allowed in parking areas, on beaches, walking trails or in the day use area. The Timm’s Hill Trail (THT) is 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 16 through April 30 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 groomed for both classic and skate skiing. Skijoring with dogs is allowed on the trail.

Snowshoeing


The snowshoe trail runs parallel to the ski trail. Please stay off the groomed portion of the trail.