Trail Conditions

 Washburn County

Current Trail Conditions: 

Saturday, May 28, 2016



ATV Trails:

All Washburn County ATV trails are now open. This includes the Wild River State Trail and the railroad grade from Spooner to Shell Lake. 

All ATV gates are open and trails are cleared of any downed trees but please use caution as you may encounter rough trails.  Washburn County staff and the local ATV clubs are grading trail surfaces over the next several weeks.

ATV Trails 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!


 Mountain Bike Trails:  

Wildcat Mountain Bike Trail:5/2/16-The wildcat trail was assessed last night and is good spring riding condition except for a few wet spots and the Schullenberger lake area where high water has flooded the bridges. Hopefully the water level will recede soon and the Club can repair and extend the bridge network as needed, until then use caution. Some of the single track trails have been blown with other trail maintenance and winter trail upgrades happening soon, so please be prepared for ongoing work on the trail system. 

Cross Country Ski Trails:  

Beaver Brook

Heartwood Conference Center (Trail Fee)

Nordic Woods

Red Barn Trail 

Spooner City Park (College Street)


Trego Lake Trail 

Trego Nature Trail 


Snowshoe Trails:  

Beaver Brook 

Heartwood Conference Center (Trail Fee):

Hunt Hill 

Spooner City Park (College Street)

Wildcat Mountain Bike Trail 

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.

CALL 1-800-367-3306 FOR TRAIL CONDITIONS 24/7 



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.