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Path through the woods of Anvil Lake Trail in Vilas County, Wisconsin

Anvil Lake Trail

Terrain varies from mostly level to hilly. This hiking and mountain biking trail is groomed for cross-country skiing in winter. Trail difficulty is marked (beginner, intermediate, expert). The trail showcases the many opportunities provided within the National Forest. Parking areas (Fee Site $5/day) are located just east of the Anvil Lake Campground entrance and south of Hwy 70 and south on Military Road. Part of the National Recreation Trail System. Designated watchable wildlife area. Pets allowed on leash. *Pets not allowed on groomed ski trials.

Discover more outdoor adventures in the Northwoods of Wisconsin on Vilas County’s multi-use trails.

Trail Details


  • Pets Allowed
  • Shelter
  • Restrooms


From the intersection of Hwy 45 and Hwy 70 on the east side of Eagle River, continue east on Hwy 70 approximately 9 miles to a parking area on the south side of Hwy 70 just past Military Road.