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 Wednesday, January 22, 2020


Snowmobile Trails:  

Official Trail Report:  All Washburn County Snowmobile Trails are open at this time. Trail conditions are excellent with a  9 to 16 inch compacted snow base.  More than 7 inches of new snow was received over the last week.  Bundle up & enjoy! 

Groomer Notes: 

1/15/20 - Trail 140W - 7A was groomed todays and is in very condition. 

1/14/20 - Trail 4-6 was groomed today. All swamps were groomed for the first time. The trails are in very good shape other than part that was groomed for the first time which is still rather bumpy. (Submitted by Rolling Hills Snowmobile & ATV Club)

1/11/20 - Long Lake was staked as of Monday, January 6th with ice depths coming in anywhere from 6" to 10.5" on the marked trail. (Off the trail ice depths ranged anywhere from 4" to 10.5") The Lake Trail was groomed for the 1st time ever on Wednesday, January 8th. Please note there is a large ice heave that cuts across the trail just North of The Pioneer. As always use caution on ice! Additionally, Spider Lake & Chetac lakes are now also marked. (Submitted by Long Lake Area Chamber of Commerce)


Cross Country Ski Trails:  

Beaver Brook Wildlife Area:1/19/20 - Trail was groomed today and is open. Bundle up & enjoy!  
Heartwood Reseort: 1/16/20 - Three inches of fresh snow on an already great base, all trails were groomed today and ready for some fantastic scenic skiing. There are also ski rentals available! 
Nordic Woods Ski Trail: 1/20/20 - Trail system is open at this time. Trail condition is good with a 9 to 14 inch snow base.  Trail system is scheduled for grooming on January 20th.
Spooner City Park (College St. Park): 1/15/20 - The trail was groomed and tracked this evening after receiving fresh snow. It will set up nicely with the cold weather. 
Totogatic Ski Trail: 1/20/20 - Trail system is open at this time. Trail condition is good with a 9 to 14 inch snow base. Trail was last groomed on January 16th. Trail system is scheduled for grooming on January 21st.


Fat Bike Trails:  

Wild Cat Mountain Bike Trail: 1/1/20 - The trails have been packed & groomed for fat biking...enjoy!
Spooner City Park (College Street Park Trails): 12/3/19 - Trails are on the softer side with just some snowshoers out using them to get the fresh snow packed down for fat biking. 

Snowshoe Trails:  

Heartwood Resort: 1/16/20 Three inches of fresh snow on a great base creates a great opportunity for scenic backcountry snowshoeing on trails with signage. Day passes and season 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): 12/3/19 - Trails are on the softer side but the more use they get the better conditions you will see on the trails.
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.