Distance: 1.5 miles Trail Difficulty: Beach .5 mile - Easy, Ravine 1 mile - Moderate Owned/managed by the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Map
Stretching over .25 mile along Lake Superior’s shoreline on the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Reservation, this incredible 88-acre property includes pristine sandy beaches bordered by primordial boreal forest identified to be of Global Significance by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. The trail provides excellent views of the Apostle Islands Gaylord Nelson Wilderness Area including Oak, Basswood, Hermit, Raspberry and Stockton Islands.
This property was protected through a partnership with private landowners, BRC, the Red Cliff Tribe, and funders. The Conservancy worked with David and Marjorie Johnson who purchased the land in the 1980’s to ensure its permanent protection with the Johnson’s donating half of the value of the land. The remaining half came in the form of a Coastal Estuarine Land Conservation Program grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency.
Directions: From Bayfield, drive North on Hwy 13 to Red Cliff. Turn right on Blueberry Rd. at Legendary Waters Resort & Casino. Follow Blueberry Rd. for approx. 3 miles. Turn right onto Frog Bay Rd. Follow until it dead ends. The Ravine Trail can be reached via the beautiful metal bridge to the left or the Beach Trail via an old access road to the right of the parking area.