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Path through fall forest of Torch Lake in Vilas County, Wisconsin

Torch Lake Trails


This part of the Vilas County Forest Hunter/Hiking Trail System winds through rolling hills and features mature natural stands of red and white pine as well as aspen, oak, and spruce. The rolling terrain with the variety of habitats and proximity to the Wisconsin River make this area an excellent choice for wildlife viewing. A portion of this trail along with connecting corridors to Ski Hill Trails and Pioneer Creek Trails, has created almost 20 miles of signed equestrian trails. Additional trail enhancements are planned.

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

Trail Details


  • Pets Allowed
  • Picnic Area
  • Restrooms


From the intersection of County Hwy K and Hwy 45 in Conover, continue south on Hwy 45 about 2 miles to Torch Lake Road. Turn west on Torch Lake Road and go about 1 mile to a parking area. Or from Torch Lake Road continue on Hwy 45 another mile to River Road. Turn west on River Road and continue about 1 mile to additional parking areas and trail access.