Boulder Junction biking guide

September 13, 2018

Boulder Junction is a Northwoods biking destination perfect for any rider. We’re located on a paved bike path that extends 50 miles, with outstanding mountain and fat bike trails nearby and surrounding forest roads ideal for longer rides. Here’s what you need to know about biking in Boulder Junction.

The Heart of Vilas County Paved Bike Trail System

Boulder Junction is home to the beautiful Heart of Vilas County Paved Bike Trail System. The trail began as just a short loop around Boulder Junction’s baseball park, but grew into a premier Northwoods trail.

Today the trail connects Boulder Junction with Manitowish Waters and Mercer to the west and Sayner and St. Germain to the south. The trail is paved and appropriate for all types of bicycles. It’s a fantastic place for a ride and is close to many of our lodging properties and restaurants. Learn more about the trail here.

The Lumberjack Trail

Just outside Boulder Junction you’ll find this scenic off-road trail. It offers more than 12 miles of riding and connects with the Escanaba-Pallette Lake Hiking Trail. Pets are allowed when there is no snow. A state trail pass is required for bicyclists. Learn more about the trail here.

Road routes

Looking for a longer ride? There are several great road biking routes around Boulder Junction that range from 30 to more than 50 miles. We have maps for you to follow here.

Biking tips

Looking for advice for what to bring on a bike adventure in Boulder Junction? Here are some tips from a seasoned biker, along with some useful bike safety tips.

Bike rentals

If you find yourself in Boulder Junction without wheels, Coontail has you covered. Coontail rents mountain bikes, comfort bikes, youth bikes and bike trailers.

Learn more about Coontail here.