Washburn County, WI - Current Trail Conditions
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Washburn County ATV trails are generally 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. Current fire danger can be viewed on the DNR website: https://dnr.wi.gov/topic/forestfire/restrictions.asp
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.
Rolling Hills Snowmobile & ATV Club Reminders: Just a reminder... Trail 7A from the Wild River Trail going west is closed! Contractors are working in that area. Please stay away to keep everyone safe!
Wildcat Mountain Bike Trails (Report 4/12/21) - As of Thursday, April 15th the Wildcat Trail will be open for mountain biking! See you on the trail!
The warmer spring weather has begun to clear away what was left of the snow. Trails throughout the county have started clearing up quite well but early Spring often leads to wet or muddy areas spots. With the beautiful weather, trails are continuing to dry out shaping up for some great hiking conditions.
Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary (Report 3/26/21) - The Prairie Trail is clear and relatively solid. The Red Oak trail is clear of snow and ice and also a nice hike right now. Kinglet, Crane, Porcupine are wet with large puddles blocking many sections of each path.
Snowmobile Trails & Other Winter Recreation Trails:
As of Sunday, March 7th the Washburn County Snowmobile Trails have closed for the season. Other winter recreation trails, such as skiing, snowshoeing & winter fat biking have closed for the season as there is no longer snow coverage on the trails. Thanks for a great season & we look forward to snowmobiling next winter!
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