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|West - Esker Trail||0.5 miles|
|West - Owl Loop||0.5 miles|
|West - Lookout Loop||0.4 miles|
|West Outer Perimeter||1.3 miles|
|East - Lake View Loop||0.5 miles|
|East - Yellow Birch Loop||0.6 miles|
|East - Hemlock Lake Loop||1.3 miles|
|East - Bog Loop||0.6 miles|
|East - Sugarbush Trail||1.3 miles|
|East Outer Perimeter||3.2 miles|
Amenities: No facilities.
Trail Type: Ungroomed single-track trails on hilly terrain.
Fee: No fee.
Other Activities: Hiking, Ungroomed Skiing
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The West Trailhead is located 1.4 miles north of Crab Lake Road on West Van Vliet Road.
The East Trailhead is located 1.25 miles north of Crab Lake Road on East Van Vliet Road.
The Van Vliet Hemlocks are a rare remnant of the northern hardwood–hemlock forest, once the most common forest type in Northern Wisconsin. The area retains many of the characteristics of old-growth forests, such as large live trees, snags, and fallen trees on land and water. A variety of loops depart from two trailheads on either side of Van Vliet Lake. Trails departing from the East Trailhead travel deep into the landscape, which features glacial moraines in addition to old-growth forest. The West Trailhead offers shorter trails and easier access to the lakeshore. Trail intersections are clearly marked and colored blazes on trees assist with way-finding throughout.