Current Trail Conditions:
Saturday, July 23, 2016
All Washburn County ATV Trails will be reopening as of 4:30pm today, Friday, July 22nd, except for a few trail segments in the Northeast corner of the county.
The entire Wild River Trail will remain open with a small re-route around trail damages to Lakeside Road.
Stony Brook Trail east from the junction of Trail 39 to Waggoner Road is closed to all vehicular travel until further notice. Due to the road closure, the ATV trails connecting those road routes will remain closed as well.
Stony Brook Trail from Taylor Lake Road to about 2 miles east is detoured along Taylor Lake Road to bypass the major washouts along that trail segment.
Please be aware that crews worked to restore trail conditions to a point where the major washouts have been leveled. Riders should expect rough trails and possible trail hazards. Please ride with caution. Trails will be restored to normal riding condition once Washburn County is able to secure funds to make full trail repairs.
Washburn County does not recommend ATV travel on other forest trails or roads at this time. Many of our fire lanes and other trails suffered extreme damage from the flooding and have not been repaired yet.
If you are planning to travel East on the Tuscobia Trail, please check conditions prior to traveling as the trail is closed east of Sundling Rd. in Winter (Sawyer County).
ATV Trails that are open, will remain open unless the fire danger reaches "Very High" or higher. Please refer to this link to check out the current fire danger: http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/forestfire/restrictions.html
Washburn County is home to the ATV Scenic Tour, highlighting over 35 points of interest along the 100+ mile ATV system. Find out more about the scenic tour here. For assistance in planning your ATV getaway to Washburn County, visit our "Request Information" page and order your ATV map, scenic tour brochure and more!
Washburn County Area Bike Report: Mountain bikers out at Wildcat will see lush conditions with plenty of ferns and green undergrowth, lots of dragonflies but bugs are not too bad.. there are a couple trees down that volunteers will need to cut but the trails are generally in good shape. Russ Tripp added more map signs so navigation should be easier. Spooner City Park is in good shape as well, you can access the six miles of single track from the elementary school, high school soccer fields, behind the middle school storage garage, from the water tower, or from behind the picnic pavilion in the park. Road riding has ramped up with Tuesday's 5:30 Alley Cat rides, these are usually no drop rides and at times two groups will form for everyone's riding ability... helmets, water bottles, spare tubes/pump and road bikes are recommended. Rehydrate at Alley Cats, Dock Coffee or any other other fine Spooner area restaurants...bike needs...see Saw This in Spooner as well...enjoy!
Cross Country Ski Trails:
See you next winter!
See you next winter!
Fat Bike Trails:
Spooner City Park (College Street): Enjoy 4 miles of fat bike trails.
Wildcat Mountain Bike Trail: A combination of single track and double track provide for a wide variety of riding skills and experiences. The trail utilizes thousands of acres of Washburn County forest land, thanks to Washburn County Forestry Department's support of biking in the area. The trail is groomed by Wildcat Groomers and is maintained by the Wild Cat Mountain Bike Club. The majestic land the trail winds through, features mature oak, basswood, and maple stands. In addition there are sections that take you through hundreds of poplar trees that remind you of Colorado Aspen. The many acres are also dotted with glacial lakes that offer pristine viewing. You will not find any permanent building structures here as all of this land is protected-it is basically the same land, “virgin soil”, one would have found two hundred years ago. When exploring Wildcat, you will find trails that are mowed, brushed, and marked and maintained by volunteers & local trail users, that will lead you through the many miles of wilderness. Trail users will also encounter winding climbs and descents, long gravel sections and tight single track. An abundance of wildlife can be seen on most visits to the trail system.
Visit the fat bike trail page for an up to date map of the new fat bike trail system. Enjoy!
To order your ATV Trail Map, ATV Scenic Tour Brochure, Snowmobile Map or Visitor Guide, click here.
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