ATVing & UTVing In Minocqua
ATV riding has become an exciting recreational sport for many in the state of Wisconsin. Our area provides access to many trail systems within a short drive. The Towns of Minocqua, Woodruff and Arbor Vitae have opened up ATV routes within the Townships for the purpose of accessing neighboring trail systems.
ATV and UTV operators born on or after Jan. 1, 1988 who are at least 12 years old for ATV (and at least 16 years old for UTV) must complete an ATV and UTV safety certification course in order to operate on public ATV/UTV trails and areas in Wisconsin. DNR Conservation Wardens recommend all ATV and UTV operators complete a safety course.
When do area trails close?
All Vilas County roads and dirt trails close on October 31st. All blacktop roads in Oneida County & the Town of Arbor Vitae are open year-round. Oneida County dirt trails close on December 2nd. See the temporary winter routes listed below.
In the Arbor Vitae and Woodruff area:
- Rudolph Rd and some temporary trails to access Kwik Trip, Pruess’s, Slo’s, Wild Boar, Northfork Fin & Filet, Murphy’s Furniture, and Heart II.
- The trail heading South from Airport Rd along Hwy 51 to Hwy 70 E. Also, Rudolph Rd from Woodruff across Hwy 70 E and down through the Cattle shoot. You will only be able to make a right turn which heads East to Slo’s, Big Arbor Vitae Lake, and Four Seasons.
- RT47 from Woodruff Road to Gritzmacher will be open temporarily. This is due to the low snow conditions. If we receive 4″ or more of snow, this will immediately close.
Please ride carefully and follow the NEW posted signs. Please don’t abuse this special opening.
Trail maps are also available at the 24 hour visitor center or visit the Lakeland ATV Club for more trail information.
Other trail and route systems in the area are:
Price County trails and routes, (accessed 15 miles west of Hwy .144 in the Pike Lake, Round Lake Chain)
Iron County trails and routes, (accessed 15 miles north on Hwy 51 to Mercer - parking is available along railroad grade, one block east of Hwy 51)