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Current Trail Conditions as of Friday, January 15, 2021

Snowmobile Trails:

Official Trail Report: All Washburn County Snowmobile Trails are open at this time. Trail conditions are fair to poor with a 1 to 5 inch snow base. We do have early season type of conditions and some trails may not be groomed yet. Please use caution on lakes as those conditions are not completely safe at this time, the ice conditions vary on each area lake. Clubs are working hard grooming and maintaining trails, so please exercise caution and watch for active trail grooming and trail maintenance. Fingers crossed for a good snowfall to get the trails in great conditions! 

Reported by the Long Lake Chamber of Commerce: The lake was groomed on January 8th from Pioneer south, up Gruenhagen with minimal issues, but as it headed into the narrows going north from Pioneer it ran into a lot of slush. The groomer did not want to risk grooming on unsafe ice. Volunteers will keep a eye on it and keep everyone posted!

Winter Fat Bike Trails:  

Wildcat Mountain Bike Trail: 1/10 -Very good fat biking can be found at the Wild Cat Trails located 4 miles east of Spooner. Volunteer groomer has the trails in really good shape, and offer good speed & control...enjoy!
Spooner City Park (College St): No Report at this time

Cross Country Ski Trails:  

Beaver Brook: 1/5 - The trail has been groomed and the track is deep and firm with good coverage. Skiers will find the tracks offer good control and glide. Skiers are welcome to bring their dogs along!
Heartwood Resort: 1/5 - 25 KM of Nordic ski trails are in great shape! Grooming on all trails was done on Sunday (1/3) and again on Monday (1/4). The stadium area has also been recently groomed. Trails are groomed for classic and skate style skiing.
Nordic Woods:
1/4 - Trail system is available for use at this time. The trails were groomed on December 31st. Please note these trails will not be groomed again until significant new snow is received. Trail conditions are expected to be poor with a 1 to 4 inch snow base.
Spooner City Park (College St): 1/1 - This morning volunteers touched up the skate lane at Spooner's College Street Park Ski Trails. All seven kilometers are groomed for skating and classic skiing. The skate deck is level, with good coverage and control. The classic track was not reset but appears to be in good shape. Some of the trails are lighted until 9 at night! Enjoy...Happy New Year!
Totogatic Ski Trail: 1/15 - Trail system is available for use at this time. The trails were groomed on December 31st.
Please use caution as we have received information that law enforcement vehicles had to access a portion of the A Loop. Trails do not have a set date to be groomed again as there is not enough fresh snow coverage for the groomers. Trails conditions are poor with a 1 to 4 inch snow base. 

Snowshoe Trails:  

Beaver Brook Wildlife Area: Trails are currently closed at this time. 
Hunt Hill Trails: 1/4 - There are 13 miles of trails are in good condition! Snowshoes are available for use, you can pick them up in the screen porch next to the office. Trails are open for use during daylight hours. 
Spooner City Park: 12/27 - Snowshoers will find 7 miles of trails ready for use. The snowshoe trails do cross groomed ski trails so please use caution when crossing the groomed areas. Enjoy! 
Trego Lake Trail: No Report
Trego Nature Trail: No Report

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. New for the 2020 - 2021 snow season - the Washburn County portion of the Wild Rivers Trail and the rail grade to Shell Lake are now open for UTV use during snow 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.