The 33,000-acre Chippewa County Forest offers a wide range of outdoor recreation opportunities. Much of the forest is located within the glaciated terminal moraine, created by the former Wisconsin Glacier. It consists of oak, aspen, and hardwood stand on the uplands, interspersed with wetlands and lakes in the low-lying areas. The rolling topography offers some excellent terrain for a variety of recreational trails. The Hickory Ridge and River Road cross-country ski trails are located in the forest, with over 12 miles between them. Within the County Forest, is a portion of the 360 miles of county snowmoblie trails. For the horseback rider, there are over 22 miles of horse trails. There are 19 miles of ATV trails. Over half of the 18-plus miles of Ice Age Hiking Trail in Chippewa County, are located within the County Forest. In addition, there are many miles of old logging trails that offer additional hiking opportunities. Hunting, camping, and berry picking are also popular activities.
Chippewa County Forest
Map - Roads in the Birch Creek Section of the Chippewa County Forest
Map - Roads in the Ruby Section of the Chippewa County Forest