Almost any activity–including exercise–seems more enjoyable when the scenery is beautiful and the temperature comfortable. Make Justin Trails Resort your home base and enjoy onsite outdoor activities in Wisconsin like playing disc golf and hiking or less than 10 minutes away enjoy horseback trails rides and bicycling. Our rustic Wisconsin resort is open daily 8 am – 8 pm for outdoor recreation. For overnight guests, trail access is included with your stay. Day Visitor Trail Passes, good for one day, are $5 for adults, under age 5 no charge.
Play Disc Golf
Justin Trails Resort offers two 18-basket professionally designed championship disc golf courses and regularly hosts tournaments. Our Classic Course is rated #1 in Wisconsin and is about 1 mile long. Expect a mix of wide open fairways, dramatic elevation changes and tightly wooded shots.
Experienced players will love the challenge of our Big Brother Course rated #5 in the USA for pay-to-play courses. The course is 3+ miles long and features amazing vistas, enormous downhills and more! We loan discs for use on our courses and Dynamic Discs are for sale in The Lodge. If you are not familiar with disc golf we will be happy to give you a quick introduction; you might just return home with a new hobby! The courses are open year-round during daylight hours or at night by appointment.
Calories Burned: 220 – 490 per hour*
Take a Hike
Hiking means you are using more muscle fibers to adjust to the terrain and challenging your balance therefore engaging your core. Plus the scenery, sounds and scents along the way are so beautiful you’ll forget you’re huffing and puffing as you climb the hills!
Justin Trails Resort is a member of the American Hiking Society. We created a 10-mile (16K) trail system in 1985 for guests to enjoy cross-country skiing. These multipurpose trails are also for hiking, fat tire biking and running. The grassy trails are mowed weekly. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife like deer, wild turkeys and hawks, native plants and living artifacts such as Native American Marker Trees.
Calories Burned: 400 per hour*
Horseback Trail Rides
Horseback riding is not only fun, but that it also works muscles you’re not accustomed to using and burns a lot of calories. It’s a great way to enjoy nature and the beautiful season. Ten minutes from Justin Trails Resort is Red Rock Trail Rides. Choose from 26 gentle, well-trained horses and ponies. There are 10+ miles of groomed trails covering ridge and valley, divided into 3 trails depending on your riding experience level. Rides offered 7 days/week by advance reservation 608-344-1359.
Red Rock Trail Rides 13597 Katydid Avenue Sparta, WI 54656
Calories Burned: 470 per hour*
Bicycling calms your mind, boosts brainpower and makes you sexier. Minutes from Justin Trails Resort is The Elroy-Sparta Bike Trail, the first Rails to Trails Project in America. With three century-old railroad rock tunnels and five small towns along its 32.5 mile route, the trail is a favorite Wisconsin bicycling destination. Visit Speed’s Bike Shop in Sparta for rentals, bike trail passes and shuttle service to your choice of towns www.speedsbike.com.
Speeds Bicycle Shop 1126 John Street, Sparta WI 608-269-2315
Calories Burned: 480 per hour*
*All calories burned estimates are based on a 150-pound woman; people who weigh more will burn more calories.