Location: National Forest Road 2124, Wabeno, WI 54566

Distance: 0.8 miles

GPS Coordinates: 45.374721, -88.628474 / 45° 22’ 28.995” N, 88° 37’ 42.506” W

Fee: Free

Pets: Dogs allowed on a leash.

Operating Hours: Open 24 hours a day year round.

Amenities: Interpretive signage throughout site. No picnic tables or restrooms.

Cool Features: Huge quartz outcrops, dense deciduous and evergreen woods, part of the

Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest

Nearest Town: Carter


  • From Carter: Take State Highway 32 south 1 mile. The parking area is on the west side

of the highway. A sign with trail map is at the trailhead. To get to the east portion of the

trail from the parking lot you must cross over State Highway 32. Be cautious for high

speed traffic.

Notes: As you take a pleasant walk through the northern hardwood forest, you will pass a

quartz crystal deposit with an informational sign which describes how early Native Americans

came here to quarry quartz to create their tools. Use caution going to the trailhead. It is

located on the opposite side of State Highway 32. This is the most popular segment of the

trail and crossing the highway is necessary to access the trail. Also, be mindful that the trail

on the east side of the highway is heavily used All-Terrain Vehicles.