Hike & Bike
Wisconsin’s Top Trails

Hit the Roads, Trails, or Hills

Whether you’re looking for an intense, all-day bike ride or a leisurely trek with the family, Door County boasts some of the best hiking trails in Wisconsin. The region offers scenic winding roads, peaceful trails, five state parks, 19 county parks, and dozens of nature preserves to explore.

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Biking & Hiking in Wisconsin: 6 Great Trails in Door County

The region is packed with roads and trails for visitors of all experience levels, from seasoned cyclists to hiking enthusiasts to casual joggers who love to get outdoors.

  • Sunset Bike Path, Peninsula State Park. With a hard-pack gravel bike path, loads of historic sites, and no shortage of scenic overlooks, this stretch of PSP is great for explorers of any experience level.

  • Horseshoe Island. This rustic hiking trail encircles the entire island, which is found two miles off Peninsula State Park. To reach it, ambitious hikers typically kayak or boat from Nicolet Bay Beach.

  • Yellow Trail, Whitefish Dunes State Park. This is an expansive hiking trail that takes hikers through woods and across sand dunes. Check out the Whitefish Creek spur at the end of the trail—it leads to a beautiful spot with an incredible view.

  • Eagle Trail, Peninsula State Park. A challenging 2-mile trail for mid-level to experienced hikers, Eagle Trail features uneven terrain, rocky patches, steep cliffs, and stunning views.

  • Hotz Trail, Newport State Park. Hotz Trail is Wisconsin’s only designated wilderness state park. Bike or hike this 3-mile looped trail that goes through forest and woods, alongside a sandy beach, and across hills and rocky terrain.

  • Ahnapee State Trail. A local favorite built atop a now-defunct railway, the Ahnapee Trail is a mostly level, hard-pack gravel trail suitable for biking, hiking, walking, and other trail activities. The 48-mile trail runs from Sturgeon Bay to Luxemburg and coincides with the Ice Age Trail in several spots.

Experience Wisconsin’s Best Trails

Flat to rugged, hilly to sandy, smooth to slightly overgrown—the options for hiking, running, and biking in Wisconsin and Door County are nearly endless. Plan your adventure today.

Find Your Ideal Trail

Want to get a feel for a trail or park before adding it to your trip itinerary? Explore elevation, terrain, scenery, and trail times with our interactive Trail Genius maps.

Off-Road Biking Adventures

Street, snow, rocks, or hills: take on trickier terrain with a fat tire bike. Door County’s various off-road trails and surfaces offer an array of challenging biking experiences.

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