Biking, Hiking, and Horseback Riding
|Burnett County Forest Lands
Bicycle and horseback riding are allowed on all Burnett County forest roads, trails, and fire lanes. Riding off-trail is not permitted.
There are horse trails located on the southern half of the Governor Knowles State Forest in northwestern Polk County. Please follow this link for more information: Governor Knowles State Forest
|Big Bear Lake Nature Trail
Approximately 9 miles east of Danbury, the Big Bear Lake Association maintains a 2-mile walking trail in the Town of Webb Lake. This trail consists of 3 loops which wind through Burnett County Forest Land, and includes educational signs at several points of interest along the trail. The trailhead has a parking lot located on Bear Lake Road approximately 2/10 of a mile north of Lake 26 Road.
Big Bear Lake Nature Trail Map
Gandy Dancer Trail (hiking & biking only from April 1-Nov. 30)
This 98-mile recreational trail passes through Burnett, Douglas, and Polk Counties in Wisconsin and Pine County in Minnesota. From April 1 through November 30 the trail may be used for hiking, biking, and nature study. Horseback riding is not allowed south of Hwy 77 in Danbury. A trail pass
must be purchased when biking on the Gandy Dancer Trail.
Gandy Dancer Trail Events:
For information on events taking place on the Gandy Dancer Trail, please check out Burnett County's Calendar of Events
. The Wisconsin DNR has requirements that need to be followed if your group wants to plan an event using the Gandy Dancer Trail. Please contact the Forest & Parks Dept for more information at 715-349-2157.
Please follow this link for general trail information: Gandy Dancer Trail