• Door County offers plenty of biking opportunities.
  • Peninsula State Park has rugged mountain bike trails.
  • Biking is a great way to enjoy Door County.

Biking and Hiking


Door County's 100 miles of backroad biking have everything from trails through our state parks to country roads through fields and orchards. It's a great way to discover the Door County peninsula. Free maps are available through the Door County Visitors Bureau.

Mountain bikers particularly enjoy the 15-mile Ahnapee Trail that connects Algoma with Sturgeon Bay. Families and couples enjoy the wooded off-road trails at Peninsula State Park (eight miles), Newport State Park (13 miles), Potawatomi State Park (four miles).

Two popular rides in the county are the Ridges Sanctuary Ride in June and the Door County Century Ride in September. Also enjoy local weekly cycling rides - see DC Bikes for additional information.


From a leisurely family stroll along a self-guided nature trail to a more demanding hike, Door County's natural beauty is best enjoyed close up and on foot.

Hiking trails abound in the five state parks as well as in many of the smaller county parks. There are multiple trails and loops of trails to choose from in Peninsula and Potawatomi state parks. The 11 miles of trails at Whitefish Dunes State Park includes a self-guided tour past replicas of the structures used by Native Americans in the area. Newport State Park, a semi-wilderness area, features 28 miles of trails and is a favorite of backpacking campers and day hikers.

Nature lovers will enjoy the unspoiled beauty and rare plants at Toft's Point and the Ridges Sanctuary, both located near Baileys Harbor.

A trip by ferry or boat to Rock Island will link hikers to more than six miles of trails, covering terrain that ranges from sandy beaches to rocky shores to towering bluffs. Pack a lunch and picnic at the lighthouse.

There are many nooks and crannies in Door County that are often overlooked but are outstanding places to visit. Door County Living Classrooms provides the opportunity to be guided into the heart of Door County's ecological hot spots or be taken off the beaten path.

Summer is the most popular time for hiking in the Door, but brilliant foliage and cooler temperatures make fall a close second. Spring and winter offer a serenity that can't be found at other times.