Photo Credit: Judy A. Hoffmann
Location: Northwest Wisconsin, Price County. Forest Road 148 (Smith Rapids Road) and 144 (Shady Knoll Road) forming a loop off WIS 70 and Forest Road 535.
Length: 13.0 miles
Surface: Paved and gravel
This 13-mile loop off WIS 70 winds through the scenic Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. Wildlife viewing, forests, scenic farmland and views of the rambling South Fork of the Flambeau River enhance the drive. On Forest Road 148, the traveler will pass through the beautiful Smith Rapids Covered Bridge, which spans the river, and pass by the adjacent equestrian trails and picnic area. The traveler will also encounter the restored historic 1876 logging dam on Forest Road 535.