Trail Conditions

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

 Washburn County

Current Trail Conditions: 

Friday, October 19, 2018

ATV Trails:  

All Washburn County ATV Trails are open at this time and are beautiful with the fall colors at their peak. There may be a few rough spots and minor washouts from recent rain fall, but overall the trails are in good condition. If you plan to travel to surrounding counties, please check their trail conditions as they may still be recovering from storm damages earlier this season.

Please be aware that ATV trails automatically close at any time that Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources fire danger is listed at very high or higher - this closure would also include the Wild River Trail and the Railroad Grade to Shell Lake. ATV use on Washburn County Forest lands is also restricted during periods of very high or higher fire danger.

Fire danger conditions are listed at the website listed below:

If fire danger is elevated to very high or higher, Washburn County will have enforcement staff monitoring trails for unauthorized use. Be aware that fires can start from grass and dead leaves in contact with hot machine components. Be cautious not to stop or park machines in areas of dry grass or other forest litter. Be careful with any cigarettes or other smoking materials and campfires are not recommended. Please note that campfires on county forest lands are not permitted in the towns of Chicog, Casey, Springbrook or Minong (sand/pine townships).

Also be aware that not all trails have been graded for the start of the season and riders may encounter portions of rough trails.

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!

To order your FREE ATV/Snowmobile map, visit:


Bike Trails:

Spooner City Park: 6/22/18 - Bike trails are open and ready for the season! Volunteers have been out clearing the trails from the recent storm. The trails have also been trimmed and weed whipped causing the trails to be in excellent condition. You can view the Spooner City bike trail here.

Wild Cat Mountain Bike Trail: 6/22/18 - We are currently experiencing logging along the trails. The trails are still open but riders may encounter rough areas that have been rutted up. Don't let this stop you from riding as it can give one a more rustic ride! Mowing is still needed on the south and west trails and there is some trees down from the storm so ride with caution. Wild Cat Bike Trail map can be found here


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.


   To order your ATV Trail Map, ATV Scenic Tour Brochure, ATV Packet, or Visitor Guide:

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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.