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Path through the fall forest of Heart of Vilas Trail Mercer segment in Vilas County, Wisconsin

Heart of Vilas County – Mercer

The newest addition to the over 50-mile Heart of Vilas County Bike Trail. Three segments are asphalted and the other three 3 segments follow the Plunkett, Manitowish Access and Old Hwy 51 roads. These roads see little automobile traffic and are newly chip sealed and/or paved. A 40 foot bridge is in place on Manitowish River Access Road to accommodate non-motorized traffic.

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

Trail Details


  • Pets Allowed
  • Water Views
  • Disabled Access
  • Bike Repair Station
  • Picnic Area
  • Shelter
  • Restrooms


Parking and trailhead available at the Manitowish Waters Community Center right off Hwy 51 or continue on Hwy 51 approximately 8 miles into Mercer and a parking area is on the north side of Hwy 51.