Explore the most popular trails near Three Lakes with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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backpacking
28 days ago

Started at the Franklin Nature trail and went clockwise. Beginning was very beautiful following a ridge and then descending to skirt the lake. Got extra water at the campground between Luna and White Deer Lake. Saw fish, frogs, butterflies and dragonflies. Was initially planning to camp near Harriet Lake but changed to Pat Shay Lake on the advice of a camper I met. Turned out the trail was flooded out where it passes Harriet Lake to the South so I had to backtrack to the road and take that to the dispersed camping east of Harriet Lake. Wasn't a great spot, it's among cabins. Attempted to get back on the trail in the morning but mosquitoes were too thick and I took paved roads back to the car.

hiking
9 months ago

Love this trail! Challenging to do entire 15+ miles and also great trail for day hikes out and back from either Luna Whitedeer trailhead or Franklin nature trail.

10 months ago

Most beautiful trail! Two sections of the trail underwater.

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

No majestic bluffs, waterfalls, ect, just the most beautiful serene forest with crystal clear glacial lakes you will find in the Northwoods of Wisconsin

Saturday, March 11, 2017

A beautiful late winter, early spring hike. we went from the Franklin campground trail to Hidden Lake Trail, out and back about 5 miles total. it was about 6°F and sunny. trails were sometimes snow covered, a few inches deep with ice crust, or cleared to the leaves and pine needles with a few patches if ice.

Walked a lot on ridges through pines and birch forest, and highlight was walking on a ridge between two small frozen lakes.

camping
Monday, January 26, 2015

Unexpectedly tough trail, but I managed to get through it. I hiked halfway around the loop and stayed overnight at one of the developed campsites. The one I was looking for was not marked well, but with some exploring, I found it. The sites of these lakes weren't anything spectacular, but the hike was fun.

hiking
4 days ago

hiking
9 months ago

mountain biking
Saturday, June 03, 2017