Escanaba Trails
Distance:
2.5 - 8.0 miles
Duration:
0.5 - 1 hours
Difficulty:
Easy Intermediate
Wilderness:

Overview

Amenities: Outhouse at Escanaba Lake Trailhead.  A warming shelter is located midway on the trail system.  

Trail Type: Fast and flowy fall-line single-track trails, short sections of wooden boardwalks. 

Fee: Wisconsin State Trail Pass is required for mountain biking.

Additional Information: Logging is occurring on the southeast corner of the Red Trail. Connects to the Lumberjack TrailsDogs must be on leash. 

Other Activities: Hiking, Skiing


The Escanaba Lake Trailhead is located 3.5 miles east of Highway M on Nebish Lake Road (dirt).

The Pallette Lake Trailhead is located 3 miles east of Highway M on Nebish Lake Road (dirt).  


The Escanaba Trails have a wilderness feel as they pass through beautiful Northwoods forests and past pristine lakes.  Ridden clockwise, the single track trails are non-technical, fast and flowy, with many fall-line trails on rolling hills. The east trailhead is the primary starting point for most excursions.  The west trailhead provides closer access to Pallette Lake, which has a sandy swimming beach and four walk-in campsites on its shore.  An additional swimming hole can be found on Lost Canoe Lake, accessible via the red and blue trails,  a half mile west of the connector trail to the nearby Lumberjack Trails. A lean-to shelter with benches and a campfire ring can be reached by all of the trails. Use caution along the north edge of Pallette Lake, where the trail gets rather bumpy, and on the wood boardwalk past the intersection with the Lumberjack Trail, which becomes slippery when wet.