Bring comfortable hiking shoes/boots to enjoy hiking the miles of trails here on the property. All trails are loops that allow for short walks or connect with other trails for a longer excursion. There are easy trails like Bambi Lane. But there is also 280 feet of elevation change on our property, if you want vigorous exercise or prefer to hike to great vistas.
Justin Trails Resort LLC has many miles of trails to explore. Get on your hiking shoes and climb the hills and valleys right outside your cabin. The area is filled with native habitat that contributes to the beauty of the Driftless Region of western Wisconsin. Clear your mind and enjoy the scenic trails in every season.
Hiking to the Pond
“The Pond” was created in 1961 as a Soil Conservation project for watershed management. It is spring fed from the west, southwest and northwest coulees and with snow melt and heavy rainfall. The disc golf long tee for the Number 11 basket is to the top of the dam. The top of the dam is also part of the trail system for Bambi Lane and Doe Chase. Deer, muskrats, fox, birds, wood ducks, geese and mallards depend on the water in the pond.
To honor our daughter, Dawn, we are renaming the Pond “Dawn’s Pond” as that is one of her favorite childhood memories of hiking with Mom or as a young child hitching a ride on Mom’s shoulders. She also participated in planting white pine trees on the hillside near the pond with her Mom and Dad.
In spring, summer and fall The Pond is a leisurely 1/2 mile stroll through open fields and a bit of forest. It is great fun to listen to the tadpole’s evening chorus. In winter this same path is known as Bambi Lane, an easy trail for skiers who’ve been on skis before.
For longer hikes, stroll the other ski and snowshoe trails where the grass is cut for easy walking. The short grass helps everyone follow the trail back to the cabins, Lodge or yellow foursquare house.
Mountain bike on the trails
Trails are marked and a map provided. A helmet is required. Choose between single and double track trails. Double track twelve to fifteen foot-wide grassy trails provide a more rigorous trail than black-top or gravel. Grassy trails are trimmed monthly. Steepness of terrain determines the challenge of trail and is comparable to the ski trail map. Big Buck Trail has the steepest inclines/descents. Rugged foot paths for single track through the woods have not been bull-dozed, but do not have rock jumps. The small trees and briers are cut for the snowshoe season. There are ten miles of single track and ten miles of double track trails for your enjoyment.
A Wisconsin Safari ride is available to guests who cannot walk the trails. We have a Polaris Ranger with a bench seat to accommodate 2 passengers for a guided ride through the trails.