Parrish highlands is located in Langlade County, WI and spans over 50 miles through Langlade County’s 125,000-acre forest. The trails are open to “the big three”, meaning your ATV, UTV, and Dirt Bike are all welcome along these trails. If you are looking for a trail with a relaxing feel that winds through the forest, keep reading as this might be the trail for you.
The terrain on this trail is not technical, however it is also not a straight flat trail. It provides windy trails with some rolling hills (don’t worry, not the tip your ATV kind of hills). Take a look at the map here, to see all of the options that are available to you once toy get out on the trail. The trail is made up of many different loops, allowing you to choose a shorter day or a longer day. In fact, if 50+ miles of trail just aren’t enough to cure your riding ich, follow the trails towards the Northwest and pick up either the Lincoln County trail system or the Oneida County Trail system!
Now as for the trail conditions, there are a few different ground types you will find yourself riding on. One of the most common is hard packed dirt. It is clearly groomed, but not so much so that you think you are riding down a road…plus it’s narrower than a road so that helps! You may also find yourself riding down a gravel road, that is because portions of this trail are also used as logging roads. Finally, you may find yourself riding down a paved road, that is part of the ATV route that is built into this trail system. This can be avoided by checking the map and just staying away from that portion, it is not a necessary area to ride (East side of trail system) to enjoy most of this trail system.
As for amenities, there are not a whole lot of options so make sure you hit the trail prepared. If you don’t mind hitting the ATV routes for quite a few miles you can head into Elcho for gas or snacks. There is a campground called Enterprise Campground (technically it’s in Oneida County but has trail access). Otherwise the only other amenities you will find are the bathrooms located at the trailhead. Speaking of trailheads there are a couple, so make sure you check out the trail information of our website to get locations as well as a map. Parrish highlands does have nice trailheads which offer bathrooms, and even a wash station! Plus, there is plenty of room to load and unload even if there are many vehicles utilizing the area.
We hope you are able to check this ATV trail out and if you do, we especially hope that this was helpful in learning more about the trail. Make sure to check out the YouTube video to get a better understanding of what the trail is like. Thanks for reading, and we hope to see you on the trail.
Special thanks goes out to the Parrish highlands Club who continues to work hard on keeping this trail system going, as well as always looking to add more trail!