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Path through the woods of Nicolet North Trails in Vilas County, Wisconsin

Nicolet North Trails

These trails offer a favorite spot for cross-country skiers, hikers and mountain bikers. A parking lot is located on the south side of FR 2181/East Butternut Lake Road. Part of the Nicolet National Forest, these trails connect to the Anvil National Trail. *Pets not allowed on groomed ski trails.

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

Trail Details


  • Pets Allowed


From the intersection of Hwy 45 and Hwy 70 on the east side of Eagle River, continue east on Hwy 70 approximately 8.5 miles to Military Road Turn south on Military Road and continue to Forest Road 2181 (Butternut Lake Road). Continue on FR 2181 to the intersection with Forest Road 2425. Turn south on FR 2425 and continue about 1.5 miles to a parking area on the west side of the road.