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Path through fall forest of Snipe Lake & Ewald Lake Trails in Vilas County, Wisconsin

Snipe Lake & Ewald Lake Trails

This extensive trail system treats the user to rolling terrain and a variety of wildlife habitats and timber types.

Trail Details


  • Pets Allowed
  • Water Views
  • Picnic Area
  • Restrooms


From the intersection of Hwys 17 and 70 west of Eagle River, continue west on Hwy 70 approximately 6 miles to Wilderness Trail. Turn north on Wilderness Trail and continue approximately 1 mile to the Snipe Lake Fire Lane or continue on Wilderness Trail to the Snipe Lake Boat Landing for additional parking and trail access.

Trail News

  • Increased vehicle traffic at Snipe Lake & Ewald Lake Trails

    Vilas County is starting a timber sale off Ewald Lake Road in Eagle River. The sale is expected to last approximately a month, and during the sale, logging trucks will be using Wilderness Trail, Ewald Lake Road, and the Snipe Lake Fire Lane. Caution is advised.

    Learn more about Vilas County’s trails here.