Underdown Recreation Area

Attractions, Biking, Cross-country skiing, Hiking, Snowmobiling, Snowshoeing

A 44,000-acre outdoor playground is located 16 miles southeast of Tomahawk. The Underdown Recreation Area is open to horseback riders, mountain bikers and hikers in the summer and cross-country skiers and snowshoers in the winter.

The mountain biking here is challenging single track that weaves through the rugged landscape. There are 21 miles of trails and it’s a draw for aggressive and adventurous riders. In the winter, fat bikers roll through these trails. See a trail map here.

Hikers can explore a beautiful stretch of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail, a 1,000-mile path that passes through Wisconsin. It cuts through the heart of the recreation area, through dense, forested land. See more Ice Age Trail: Underdown Segment info on AllTrails.

Cross-country skiing is a popular activity in the Underdown. There are more than 20 miles of trails with various loops to satisfy any skier. Trails are groomed every week during the snow season. Parking and restrooms are available on the recreation area’s north side.

Snowmobiling is permitted on a designated trail that skirts the area’s eastern edge. You’ll experience the rolling topography that makes this area so unique.

There’s a new snowshoeing trail in the recreation area. It offers a good backcountry experience, with loops that can take as long as four hours.

Find more information, trail updates, and maps here.


Contact Info


W3221 Copper Lake Ave
Tomahawk, WI 54487
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