Outdoor Activities

Outdoor Activities in or near Brule WI

The Tri-County Corridor Trail passes right through Brule as it makes its 60 mile trek from Superior Wi, to Ashland Wi.  The trail is a gravel topped.  Bicyclists, hikers, and horses share the trail with all-terrain summerskitrailvehicles from spring through fall, while snowmobiles dominate the trail in winter.

The Afterhours Ski Trails are great to use during the summer and winter.  The trails providing numerous loops to make for a short or long adventure. The Afterhours Ski Trail system consists of 25 km of well-maintained trails for both classical and skate skiing.

Hiking is a great way to experience the outdoors in the Brule River Hiking_Trail_07_Catherine_KhalarState Forest. There are several hiking opportunities in the Brule River State Forest with a variety of terrain and distances.

The Stony Hill Nature Trail is a 1.65 mile loop located across from the Bois Brule Campground. The Old Bayfield Road Hiking and Snowshoe Trail is a 2.25 mile loop located three miles north of Highway 2 on Clevedon Road. This trail has a connecting trail to the Copper Ranger Campground and a great overlook of Lake Superior. There are also 40 miles of hunter walking trails within the Brule River State Forest.

A 16-mile segment of the North Country National Scenic Trail passes through the forest on its route between North Dakota and New York.

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The trail may be accessed from a new trailhead and marker dedicated to Senator Gaylord Nelson, located 8 miles south of Brule along WI Highway 27. It also follows along the 2-mile historic Brule/St. Croix Portage Trail, located north of Solon Springs on County Road A.

Back country camping is permitted on the North Country Trail in the Brule River State Forest. Before heading out, make sure you know the back country camping regulations.

Picture by Asher Fink
Picture by Asher Fink
Picture by Asher Fink
Picture by Asher Fink