Trail Conditions

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

 Washburn County

Current Trail Conditions as of Monday, January 21st


Snowmobile Trails:

Some Washburn County Snowmobile trails remain open at this time. Trail #8 both east to Sawyer County and west to Burnett County is open. And, the Wild Rivers Trail (Trail #35) from Minong (Jct. of Trail #8 and #35) north to Douglas County is open. All other Washburn County Snowmobile Trails are closed at this time. Trail conditions are considered fair to poor, with a 1 to 4 inch ice and snow base.

Trail conditions do vary.  Riders may encounter ice, rough trails, and some standing water conditions.  Some trail segents may be ungroomed.

Cross Country Skiing: 

Beaver Brook Wildlife Area: 12/31/18 - Tracks were set wherever possible on the trails. The west side is in fair to good conditions, but the east side could use more snow due to logging operations. 

College Street/Spooner City Park: 1/6/19 - Trails have been groomed. There are a few brown spots and some leaves, but other areas offer plenty of coverage and good skiing.  There is not enough snow to reset the diagonal stride tracks and they are icy in areas.

Heartwood Conference Center: 1/4/19 - All trails have been groomed for both skate and classic skiing, all are in fair to good condition.

Nordic Woods: 1/15/19 - This system is open and available for use at this time. Please note that trails are ungroomed with marginal/poor snow conditions.

Totogatic Ski Trails: 1/15/19 - This system is open and available for use at this time. Please note that trails are ungroomed with marginal/poor snow conditions.


Winter Fat Biking:  

College Street/Spooner City Park: Seven miles of trails can be found, although they are not groomed the trails remain in good condition due to the snowshoers using these trails. 

Wild Cat Mountain Bike Trail: 1/15/19 - The trail has recently been groomed and is in good riding condition. Since we did have rain prior to the snow, be cautious of icy spots. Enjoy the trails!


Snowshoe Trails:  

College Street/Spooner City Park: 12/28/18- Good snowshoeing can be found at City Park after the area received about four inches of new snow. Use caution as there some icy spots along the seven miles of trails. Enjoy! 

Heartwood Conference Center: 1/2/19-Trails are open for use at this time and are in conditions.


 Winter ATV Use:  

All official Washburn County 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; Trails may close earlier depending on conditions.

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


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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.