Brownstone Trail with Lake Superior
Brownstone Trail in Summer
Brownstone Trail Winter Hike
Brownstone in Fall
Brownstone Trail Red Cliffs
Brownstone Trail in Winter
Brownstone Trail view of Lake Superior
Brownstone Trail with Lake Superior Brownstone Trail in Summer Brownstone Trail Winter Hike Brownstone in Fall Brownstone Trail Red Cliffs Brownstone Trail in Winter Brownstone Trail view of Lake Superior

Brownstone Trail Merchandise

Enjoy our collection of sweaters, long sleeve tees, and more! Proceeds go towards managing the trail.

Featured Uses:

Birdwatching, Hiking

Partial Trail Closure:

A section of the Brownstone Trail remains closed and a reroute has been established. We are actively pursuing a long-term solution with support from partners and the community. Learn more on the Brownstone Trail Updates Page. 

Please, for your safety and to prevent further damage to the sensitive hillside, DO NOT enter the closed portion of the trail.

Detour Directions: Detour Map

The former trail between Seagull Bay Motel and Lakeshore Drive has eroded.

Walking Route: Coming from the City of Bayfield, pass the Seagull Bay Motel. At a small clearing, you will see a fence barrier before you. Do not go past this barrier. Instead, turn right to travel through the clearing to a set of metal stairs. Once up those stairs, take the marked trail on the north side of the buildings to Highway 13. From there you will travel alongside the shoulder until you get to Lakeshore Drive. Turn left on Lakeshore Drive and go down the hill until you meet the trail again. There is no additional access point along the reroute.

Wheeled Access: Coming from the City of Bayfield, once you get to Seagull Bay motel, you will need to go up the hill to Highway 13 and then turn left. You will travel alongside the shoulder until you get to Lakeshore Drive. Turn left on Lakeshore Drive and go down the hill until you meet the trail again. There is no additional access point along the reroute.

There is no parking at the other end of the trail. Chequamegon Road is a privately-owned road. There is also no parking at Wild Rice Retreat unless you are a guest there. Parking along Lakeshore Drive is tight and discouraged.

Location/Access Directions:

County: Bayfield

The trail begins near South 3rd Street and Wilson Ave. in Bayfield

Site Detail Map:

Map Link

Ownership/Management:

Landmark Conservancy