North Country Trail Association


Over 200 miles of North Country Trail through northern Wisconsin offer views of numerous, spectacular waterfalls, long vistas, deep valleys, and rocky outcrops of the ancient Penokee Mountain Range.

Via the NCT in Wisconsin, trail users have access to the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, Copper Falls State Park, Pattison State Park, Rainbow Lake Wilderness, Porcupine Lake Wilderness, the Bad River, Bois Brule River and countless other streams, and much more. This classic northern woodlands setting offers fantastic hiking and backpacking opportunities, and many chances to view wildlife such as the reintroduced elk herd near Clam Lake.


Explore the Trail by Region

Western WisconsinMinnesota/Wisconsin state line to Bayfield County A

Chequamegon National ForestBayfield County A to the Sandstone Ledges Spur Trail in Copper Falls State Park

Eastern WisconsinSandstone Ledges Spur Trail in Copper Falls State Park to the Wisconsin/Michigan state line


Important Notes and Additional Information

An admission sticker is required for entrance into Wisconsin State Parks. Learn more from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources State Park System. Visit the Wisconsin Department of Tourism website for additional information.

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Header photo by Kenny Wawsczyk