Hikers, bikers and birders can find plenty of well-worn paths and groomed trails near Black’s Cliff. Take our on-site trail to see an undisturbed bog, or hike down the road to see Kitty Springs. On your way back, stop by Hilltop Resort’s Rathskeller for the best on-tap root beer float in the Northwoods.
Built and maintained by the Lakeland Area Mountain Biking Organization (LAMBO), the Zip Mountain Biking Trails are a free, fun and accessible trail system that everyone in your family will love. The trail is designed to be fun for beginners, and challenging for the more advanced riders. The trail system has a number of different routes ranging from two miles to over seven miles. Depending on how creative you get with the routes, you can ride as long as you wish!
The Zip Mountain Biking Trail is located on the same land as the Northwoods Zip Line. From Black's Cliff Resort, go north on Hwy 51 until you see the Zip Line sign on the West side of the highway. Turn in and drive to the end of the parking lot where you will see the trail head kiosk.
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To get to the 18-mile Bearskin State Trail, travel just a few minutes from the resort down Lower Kaubashine Road, or take our more adventurous woodland detour. Go north through thick hardwood and pine forests, near lakes and over scenic trestle bridges to downtown Minocqua.
Stop for ice cream at Island City Ice Cream, located near the trailhead in downtown Minocqua, or at Charlie’s Fine Cheese as you return to Hazelhurst. You may also choose to pack lunch, as the trail offers several scenic picnic spots that overlook local lakes.
If you take the trail south, the Bearskin follows the winding course of the Bearskin Creek, which is home to our native brook trout species. The 1888 train shack is an interesting place to stop, the last remaining train building standing on this old railway bed. If you continue south, the Bearskin meets up with the six-mile Hiawatha trail, which leads to Tomahawk.
Located just five minutes from the resort off of Hwy. 51, the Schlect Lake Trail’s natural grassy knolls wind through the woods, offering great views of Lake Tomahawk. For shorter hikes, this 10-kilometer trail has lots of signs that lead back to the parking lot.