Trail Conditions

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

 Washburn County

Current Trail Conditions: 

Friday, April 20, 2018 

ATV Trails:  

Washburn County ATV trails are closed at this time. The only exceptions to this spring closure are the Wild River Trail and the Railroad Grade to Shell Lake, which remain open unless DNR Fire Danger is rated at Very High or Higher. Please refer to the below link for current fire danger status.

Normal spring trail closure runs through the first Friday before Memorial Weekend.  ATV trails will re-open Saturday morning of Memorial Weekend. In units of the Forest open for motorized uses, ATVs/UTVs are also prohibited now through the first Friday before Memorial Weekend.

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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:


Snowmobile Trails: 

All of the Washburn County snowmobile trails are now closed for the season with exception of the Wild Rivers State Trail. Even with the expected snowfall, all other trails will remain closed due to the private land agreements. Please note part of the Wild Rivers State Trail is close in Douglas County; riders can ride through Washburn County into Douglas County until reaching County Road Y, the trail head in Douglas County is also open. 

 To order your FREE Snowmobile map, visit our snowmobile page.


Cross Country Ski Trails: 

Beaver Brook Wildlife Area Trail: 4/6/18- The West Side of the trails was groomed and a track set. Trails look good except for a few spots where snowmobiles have been on the trails. Get out and enjoy this late season skiing on these pet friendly trails.  

College Street Park (Spooner City Park): 4/5/18- Trails were groomed and are in good condition for late season skiing. There was not a track set for classic skiing. 

Heartwood Trails: See you next winter! 

Nordic Woods Trail: This trails system is closed due to an extensive amount of trees down from a summer storm. 

Totogatic Trail: See you next winter! . 

For ski trail maps, visit our Ski Page


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.


Fat Bike Trails:  

Wild Cat Mountain Bike Trail: See you next winter! 

College Street Park (Spooner City Park): See you next winter! 




Snowshoe Trails:

Great early season snowshoeing can be found at Hunt Hill, Trego Nature Trail, Wildcat Mountain Bike Trail, Spooner City Park, and Beaver Brook Wildlife Area. There is currently 6-10 inches of snow on the ground right now and we've received a dusting of snow almost every day for several days. It's the perfect time to get out and enjoy the winter wonderland! For snowshoe maps, visit our Snowshoe Page


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. The spring closure officially started this year on March 20th. See in the spring for the ATV trail opening! 



   To order your ATV Trail Map, ATV Scenic Tour Brochure, Snowmobile Map 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.