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 Saturday, February 22,  2020


Snowmobile Trails:  

Official Trail Report: All Washburn County Snowmobile Trails are open at this time. Trail conditions are excellent with an  8 to 15 inch compacted snow base.  Significant new snow was received on February 17th.  Caution is advised due to some patchy ice conditions throughout the trail system. 

Groomer Notes (Please note: groomers are typically out on the trails daily, however, WCTA does not always receive an updated report directly from the groomer.)

2/20/2020 - The snowmobile trail on Long Lake was freshly groomed on February 19th after we received 5+ inches of snow!  (Reported by Pioneer on Long Lake & Long Lake Chamber)



Cross Country Ski Trails:  

Beaver Brook Wildlife Area:  2/18/20 - Trail were recently groomed. Bundle up & enjoy!  
Heartwood Reseort: 2/20/20 – Newly groomed for both skate and classic, fresh snow on the existing great base has resulted in all trails in good condition and ready for scenic skiing, $5 day pass fee. There are also ski rentals available! 
Nordic Woods Ski Trail: 2/18/20 - Trail system is open at this time. Trail condition is excellent with an 8 to 14 inch snow base.  Trail was last groomed on February 20th.
Spooner City Park (College St. Park): 2/18/20 - The ski trail was groomed and tracked this morning. Enjoy. 

Totogatic Ski Trail: 2/18/20 - Trail system is open at this time. Trail condition is excellent with an 8 to 14 inch snow base.  Trail was last groomed on February 18th. 


Fat Bike Trails:  

Wild Cat Mountain Bike Trail: 2/21/20 - Volunteer Groomer reports the trails are in excellent shape! Just as a reminder, please avoid riding or walking on the groomed trails when it is above freezing and the snow is soft - showshoeing is better option when the trails are soft. Enjoy! 
Spooner City Park (College Street Park Trails): 1/31/20 - Trails were recently groomed. Bundle up & enjoy!

Snowshoe Trails:  

Heartwood Resort: 2/20/20 Backcountry trails have fresh snow this week and the trails are signed to help you navigate the beautiful scenery. Day passes available. Don't have snowshoes? You can rent a pair to get out on the trails. 
Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary - Trails are open during daylight hours at no cost. Dogs on a leash are welcome. Trails are not groomed, however, as of 12/5/19, snowshoers have already cut a trail along the Bear Trail and along the prairie. Call ahead or stop in the farmhouse during office hours to borrow a pair of snowshoes for no cost. 
Spooner City Park (College Street Park Trails): 1/31/20 - Trails were recently groomed. Bundle up & enjoy! 
Trego Lake Trail - No report
Trego Nature Trail - No report


Winter ATV Trails:  

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.