A weekend ATV/UTV trip through Lincoln County & Oneida County
Arrive in Tomahawk in northern Lincoln County and check into your hotel, cabin, or resort. Tomahawk is a perfect home base for a northern Wisconsin ATV/UTV trip, as it’s close to Lincoln County’s trails and offers easy connections to trails in Oneida County to the northeast and Langlade County to the east. Find more information on Tomahawk’s lodging properties, restaurants, and other attractions here.
Once you’re settled in, go for a quick ride on Lincoln County’s trails. Note that all town roads are designated for ATV/UTV use in Lincoln County, except for County Roads B, BB, H, V, and Y. Head back to your hotel to rest up for a full day of riding.
Wake up early and head east of Tomahawk to the Harrison Hills ATV/UTV Trail, a nearly 50-mile two-way trail that uses existing logging roads in the Lincoln County Forest. The trail system is located in the northeastern part of the county, roughly bordered by Highway 17 to the east, County Road D to the north, Turtle Lake Road to the south, and Grundy Road to the west. The trail passes through an area known as the Harrison Hills, a heavily forested region that offers several sharp curves and steep hills; riders are encouraged to exercise caution and travel at reasonable speeds.
When you’re done exploring the Harrison Hills Trail, head north along Highway 17 into Oneida County to ride the Enterprise ATV/UTV Trail. This trail, located south of Rhinelander in the Oneida County Forest, offers nearly 50 miles of riding on woods trails, connecting road routes, and county forest roads. A dedicated ATV campground and picnic area can be found in the central part of the trail system off of Shingle Mill Road.
Get your last ride in before heading home—explore more of Lincoln County’s trails or head toward the Willow Flowage to ride Oneida County’s other main trail system, the Lynne/Little Rice ATV Trail, which consists of 24 miles of woods trail, 23 miles of connecting ATV road routes and 76 miles of town roads. It’s got plenty of stops along the way, making it the perfect destination for group and family rides.