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Path next to Powell Marsh in Vilas County, Wisconsin

Powell Trail

Passing by Spring Pond and Sherman Lake, this scenic, easy/beginner trail winds through an area logged off some years ago as well as through an area of older timber types.

Note: During hunting season, hunting is permitted on all trails in the Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest.

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

Trail Details


  • Pets Allowed
  • Water Views


From the intersection of Airport Road and Hwy 51 in Manitowish Waters, turn south on Hwy 51 to Powell Road (about .25 miles). Turn west onto Powell Road and continue about 6.5 miles to the parking area. From Lac du Flambeau, continue north on Hwy 47 about 8 miles to Powell Road. Turn east on Powell Road about 1 mile to a parking area.