Trail Conditions

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

 Washburn County

Current Trail Conditions: 

Monday, October 23, 2017

 ATV Trails:  

All Washburn County ATV trails are open at this time and trails are in good riding condition. The beautiful fall colors are in full peak making this a great time of the year to enjoy the trails. Please note that the Washburn County ATV Trails will remain open unless fire danger is listed as very high, or higher. This also includes the Wild River Trail and the railroad grade to Shell Lake. Riders are encouraged to check on fire danger levels before operating on the trails.

There are two locations on the Tuscobia State Trail in Sawyer County that are closed due to storm damages—one just west of Radisson, one just east of Birchwood. Sawyer County has established an alternative route around the Wooddale section. They have been able to place temporary approaches to the existing trail bridge just west of Radisson.  This repair is interim and final repair of the bridge will still need to occur.  The interim repair has been reviewed by an engineer and deemed safe for public use at this time.  Caution signs are posted due to the heightened approach needed.

Tuscobia Wooddale Reroute                            

Check Fire Danger Level:

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:


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.


Bike Trails:  

Washburn County Area Bike Report: Volunteers have been out on the Wildcat Mountain Bike Trail and City Park Trail cleaning up downed wood after the storm.  City park ski/walking trail will be mowed as soon as it is dry enough.

Visit the fat bike trail page for an up to date map of the new fat bike trail system. Enjoy!


  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.