Trail Conditions

Trail Conditions for Washburn County, Wisconsin-ATV, Cross Country Ski, Snowshoe, Mountain Bike, Fat Bike, Snowmobile

 Washburn County

Current Trail Conditions: 

Monday, March 27, 2017


Snowmobile Trails:

All Washburn County snowmobile trails are now closed for the season. However, the Wild River State Trail is always open, except when the fire danger reaches very high or higher. To check the current fire danger go to: 

At this time, all official Washburn County summer ATV trails are considered open for ATV and UTV use.  Snowmobile trails are closed for the season and snow grooming has stopped, thereby allowing for UTV use on the ATV trail system.  ATV and UTV use  are only allowed on designated ATV trails at this time.  The annual spring closure of the ATV trail system is April 1 through the first Friday before Memorial Weekend. Please note that the April 1 closure is flexible and may close earlier depending on conditions.

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Fat Bike Trails:  

Spooner City Park (College Street): Enjoy 4 miles of fat bike trails. 

Wildcat Mountain Bike Trail: 2/18/17- Still some good to very good fat bike riding can be found out at Wild Cat Trail System...please, only ride when below the freezing mark.

Visit the fat bike trail page for an up to date map of the new fat bike trail system. Enjoy!

Cross Country Ski Trails:  

Spooner City Park (College Street): 3/6/17- No snow.

Beaver Brook Trails: 3/6/17- No snow.

Nordic Woods Ski Trail: 3/6/17- Trail system is now closed, due to warm weather and a lack of snow.
Totogatic Ski Trail: 3/6/17- Trail system is now closed, due to warm weather and a lack of snow.

Heartwood Ski Trails : 3/6/17- Trails are closed. There is a $5 activity fee for non-guests.

Snowshoe Trails:  

Heartwood- 3/6/17- Trails are closed. There is a $5 activity fee for non-guests.

Hunt Hill- 3/6/17- No snow.

Winter ATV Use:  

All official ATV trails are considered open to year round use, with the exception of the spring closure from April 1 through the first Friday before Memorial Weekend.

Most snowmobile trails, on Washburn County Forest lands, are open for motor vehicle use under 900 pounds from December 1 through April 1. This means that ATV's are permitted on snowmobile trails that are not on private lands during the winter months. UTV's are allowed on these same trails ONLY during non-groomed conditions. Please note that the April 1 closure is flexible and may close earlier depending on conditions.

Washburn County Forest lands are designated as a gray background on the official Washburn County Snowmobile / ATV map.

Land use agreements with private landowners for snowmobile trails do not permit the use of ATV's at any time of the year.

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:

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!


Off-Highway Motorcycles:

Motorcycles Prohibited on Washburn County Trails

September 28, 2016 - Much confusion is centered around the October 1, 2016 potential allowances for Off-Highway Motorcycles on state funded ATV trails.  Per County Ordinance, all Washburn County ATV trails are closed to two-wheel motorcycles.  This closure affects all ATV trails, including the Wild Rivers State Trail.

Bike Trails:  

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 needs...see Saw This in Spooner as well...enjoy! 



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All Washburn County Snowmobile Trails remain open at this time with good snow conditions.  Forecast for the coming week calls for warm temperatures and likely significant melting.  Trail conditions report will be updated sometime later today.