History of the WinMan Trails

Located in the northwest section of the Northern Highland American Legion State Forest between Manitowish Waters and Winchester, WI, in an area known as the Winger Moraines, lies WinMan Trails - a relatively new trail system that’s already becoming recognized as one of the premier year-round silent sports destination in the Midwest. In geographic terms, a moraine is a glacial deposit of rock and sediment that forms ridges and mounds. In our terms, a moraine means the perfect terrain to design and build some of the most exciting mountain bike, ski and snowshoe trails that are accessible to all levels of users - not too steep, not too flat, just right.


The WinMan Trails project began in 2011 when what was once industrial forest land owned by Consolidated Papers (later Plum Creek Timber) was acquired by private and state interests. What started with a small network of snowshoe trails built on the private land, has in a short time, blossomed into an area of over 1,300 acres that spans both the private and state land, and now offers year-round silent sports recreational opportunities for all types of activities - mountain biking, trail running and hiking in the warm seasons, cross-country skiing (classic and skate), snowshoeing and single-track fat biking in winter.