Clark County Economic Development Corporation & Tourism Bureau

Clark County Economic Development Corporation & Tourism Bureau

Phone: (715) 255-9100

ATV Recreation in Clark County

ATV Recreation in Clark County

More than 135 miles of spring, summer, and fall ATV/UTV trails and routes wind and loop through the nearly 135,000 acre Clark County forest. Additional winter mileage is available, please refer to map for more information (ATV only, UTV's are not allowed on the trail system during the winter). Convenient trail access is located throughout the county forest. Trail amenities include parking lots, loading ramps, day use areas, fuel, and food. In addition, our ATV trails offer access to five county campgrounds.

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Knobby Ridge – Off Road Motorcycling

Knobby Ridge – Off Road Motorcycling

Clark County is proud to offer one of the finest off-road motorcycle trail systems in Wisconsin. More than 16 miles of looped trail meander through a portion of the nearly 135,000 acre Clark County Forest. A convenient trail-head is located 8 miles west of Neillsville on Hwy 10. Trail-head includes youth loop, intensive use area, water and a toilet facility.

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Levis/Trow Mound Recreational Area

Levis/Trow Mound Recreational Area

The Levis/Trow Mound Recreational Area is located within the southwest corner of Clark County and provides more than 34 miles of trails that wind and loop through a portion of the nearly 135,000 acre county forest. This area begins the "Driftless" area in the state, featuring sandstone bluffs or mounds-one of the unique natural features trail users enjoy here. The area is managed to maintain and protect the natural environment and wildlife habitat of Levis/Trow Mound while providing recreational opportunities and a sustained supply of raw forest products. Daily and season trail passes are available online,at the Levis/Trow Mound Recreational Area trailheads and the Clark County Forestry & Parks Office (715) 743 - 5140.

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Cross-Country Skiing

Cross-Country Skiing

Clark County's premier cross-country ski trail system is Levis Mound. The Levis/Trow Mound Recreational Area consists of 15 miles of expertly groomed trails for skating and classic technique along with an additional 24 miles of ungroomed backcountry routes. The more advanced trails are located to the northwest on Trow Mound, while the easy and intermediate trails lie near the base of the mounds. Backcountry skiers can climb the narrow and difficult single track to the tops of the mounds for a spectacular view of the surrounding countryside. Ski trails are generally open the first part of December thru the end of March of each year, depending on snow depth. Trails are closed during the Wisconsin Gun Deer Season.

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Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking

Mountain biking at the Levis and Trow Mound Trail and the surrounding county forest is some of the best anywhere in the Midwest. With trails ranging from beginner to advanced, the off-road enthusiast will find riding here well worth the trip. The more advanced trails are located ascending both Levis and Trow Mounds, while intermediate and easy trails lie near the bases and surrounding forest. Riders will encounter some sand, rock and difficult climbing and descending on the more technical routes. Deer, turkeys, fishers, coyote and even a stray wolf can be spotted among the forested 300 foot tall sandstone bluffs.

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Hiking & Self-Guided Interpretive Trail

Hiking & Self-Guided Interpretive Trail

A 1.5 mile segment of trail is designed as a self-guided nature study trail at Levis/Trow Mound Recreation Area. The self-guided interpretive trail has 15 stations that review a variety of natural resource features associated with Clark County. Spend quality time with the family or take a leisure walk with yourself and friends. Learn about nature and your surroundings on this easy to walk and navigate trail segment. Breath taking views of Clark County can also be seen on connecting trails to the top of the mounds. Levis/Trow Mounds Recreation Area provides more than 34 miles of scenic trail. Levis Mound is the single largest trail system devoted to hiking opportunities in Clark County. Hiking can be especially rewarding in the spring and fall when emerging plant life and autumn colors abound.

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Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing is allowed throughout the Clark County Forest. Clark County has over 160 miles of trails, plus logging access trails and hunter trails that allow snowshoeing at various skill levels. The Levis/Trow Mound Recreation Area consists of 24 miles of backcountry snowshoeing trails, ranging in skill level from easy to most difficult. Some trails are very steep and difficult, but a rewarding challenge. Snow shoeing is permitted on all single-track hiking and biking trails within the Levis/Trow Mound area. The trail system was designed for multiple use non-motorized recreation activities. Winter use of the trail provides an excellent opportunity for wildlife viewing and tracking. Deer, fox, coyote and even a rare wolf from the Central Wisconsin pack, can be seen here. Exploring the sandstone outcroppings near the top of the mounds and within the forested valleys can be a great outdoor experience.

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Snowmobiling

Snowmobiling

Clark County offers more than 370 miles of well-groomed snowmobile trails. The trails meander through the nearly 135,000 acre County Forest, as well as the many wood lots and rolling farmlands. Private and public lands provide the links to several communities as you traverse through the trail system. Clark County snowmobile trails serve as a major link to the state corridor network and adjoining counties. Please be aware that while some of the snowmobile trails allow for winter ATV use, UTV's are not allowed on the trail system during the winter. Convenient trail access points are located throughout Clark County. Corridor and connector trails provide you with endless opportunities to include our exceptional snowmobile trails in your winter plans.

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Horseback Riding

Horseback Riding

Clark County is proud to offer some of the finest horse trails in Wisconsin. Enjoy more than 41 miles of trail that wind and loop through a portion of the nearly 135,000 acre Clark County Forest. The trail system utilizes forest lands ranging from easy to more difficult terrain. Wild Rock County Park provides convenient trail access and a day use area complemented by playground equipment and a shelter. Overnight camping is available with 28 campsites, sanitary dump station, potable water and electric and water service to many sites. Picket lines and manure bunkers are available for use within the campground.

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