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 Washburn County, WI - Current Trail Conditions
Friday, March 26, 2021

ATV Trails:  

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:

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!

Biking Trails:

Hang tight! The warmer spring weather has cleared out what was left of the snow, however there are many wet or muddy areas along the trails. Conditions are continuing to be monitored to ensure the trails will be in great riding condition. Take a look at the Mountain Bike page to start planning for you spring & summer biking adventures. 

Wildcat Mountain Bike Trails (Report 3/24/21) - Due to the spring break up all trails at Wildcat are closed until April 12th. Volunteers will monitor the conditions and in the event the trails dry and firm up before April 12th they will open them, but if conditions do not permit opening they will reassess the opening date. 

Hiking Trails:

The warmer spring weather has began 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 shapinig up for some great hiking conditions. 

Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary (Report 3/26/21) - The Prairie Rrail 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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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. 

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