- What We Do
- We Ride
- We Do Our Part
- We Care
Welcome to Iron River, Wisconsin. We are located in the extreme northwestern area of Wisconsin and border the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, along the Tri-County Corridor. We are in Bayfield county, the second largest county in Wisconsin and there is not a single traffic stoplight in the entire county! Jutting out into the second largest freshwater lake in the world, Bayfield County is a jewel of natural resources and wonderful scenery. The ATV trails here flow through Bayfield County and Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest lands.
Trails North ATV was formed in 1988 to help maintain the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest and Bayfield County area trail systems. We are directly responsible for 85 miles of county and federal trails which are groomed monthly from May to November of each year. Beyond that, there are over 285 miles of ATV trails and routes within the county. You will be hard pressed to locate such remote beautiful scenery anywhere else in the state. Our efforts help to ensure the trails are properly signed and maintained for your enjoyment. When you see us out on the trail doing maintenance, be sure to give us a wave and remember to steer clear of the trail groomers.
The Trails North ATV'ers organization has a very simple philosophy. We do not expect that other users reduce or curtail their activities on public land to increase or otherwise enhance our ATV experiences and we would ask that other users subscribe to this same policy. We are a family organization and welcome social interactions among all our members. Riders of all ages are welcome to join us. We are a growing, vibrant active organization of over 100 members! We promote safe responsible ATV riding while at the same time we work to insure that our public lands will remain open for current and future generations.
We ride about 8 months a year, depending on the severity of winter. We visit places with all types of scenery and terrain. Our rides vary from easy to somewhat technical. We usually start mid morning (10:30 am) with a lunch stop during the day and ending in late afternoon. Experienced riders are always available to help the less experienced.
We work with land management agencies to make ATV riding better and safer for all users, by assisting them with trail grooming projects. We are directly responsible for 85 miles of trail systems which are groomed monthly from May to November of each year. We work with land managers to keep our public land open for ATV riding.
We are actively involved in all land management decision making in our riding area and in state and federal legislation through the Wisconsin ATV / UTV Association. Numbers matter, the larger our organization, the stronger is our voice.
We care about keeping our riding areas open. This means we have a responsibility to take care of our public land and the trails we ride on. We also contribute to local community activities.
- ATV Certification Class
- Community Fund-raisers
- Trail & Building Maintenance on county trails & U.S. Forest Service Lands
We must be ever mindful that we are riding on public lands. When doing so, we have a responsibility to both the land and the other users. Cooperation, respect, and tolerance are the foundations that make it possible for all users to coexist in a harmonious shared environment. Multiple Use Means Shared Use.
Recreation Code of Ethics:
- I will respect the rights of all recreationists to enjoy the beauty of the outdoors.
- I will respect public and private property.
- I will park considerately, taking no more space than needed, without blocking other vehicles, and without impeding access to trails.
- I will keep to the right when meeting another recreationist.
- I will yield the right-of-way to traffic moving uphill.
- I will slow down and use caution when approaching or overtaking another recreationist.
- I will respect designated areas, trail-use signs and established trails. When stopping,
- I will not block the trail.
- I will not disturb wildlife.
- I will avoid areas posted for the protection of feeding wildlife.
- I will pack out everything I pack in, and will not litter.
- I realize that my destination objective and travel speed should be determined by my equipment, ability, the terrain, weather, and the traffic on the trail. In case of an emergency,
- I will volunteer assistance.
- I will not interfere with or harass others.
- I recognize that people judge all trail users by my actions. As a motorized trail user,
- I will pull off the trail and stop my engine when encountering horse back riders (it is also a good idea to take off your helmet and greet the riders).
If You Are Not A Member of the MVATVR, Please Consider Joining Us.