Washburn County, WI - Current Trail Conditions

Up-to-date trail conditions for Washburn County including Snowmobile, Winter Fat Bike, Cross Country Ski, ATV, Snowshoe, and more. Be sure to bookmark this page as trail conditions change frequently. The team at Washburn County Tourism Association update trail conditions from local reports multiple times a week to provide you the best possible information. See you on the trail! 

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Snowmobile Trails: 

Status: Open
Base: 4-9 inches | Groomed
Updated 1/13/22 - Washburn County Snowmobile Trails are open at this time.  Trail conditions are good with a 4 to 9 inch snow base.

Winter Fat Biking Trails:

College Street/City Park - No Grooming Report at this time

Wildcat Mountain Bike Trails - 1/17/22 - A fresh grooming was completed on January 17th. The trails are firm & fun! There are approximately 12 miles of groomed track -  Click to view a map of the groomed trail loops.

Cross Country Ski Trails:

Beaver Brook Trail - (1/7/22) Trails were groomed yesterday with a new set of firm tracks for some great classic skiing. 

College Street/City Park - (12/29/21) With 6 inches of new snow city park ski trails were groomed and tracked this morning. There is good coverage and nice track. 

Heartwood Resort - Trails are groomed for both classic and skate skiing. All of the trails are in excellent condition for skiing right now! Check in at the front desk before heading out to the trails, $10 day passes or $70 Season Passes available. There is also rental equipment available, $25 for skis, boots & poles. 

Nordic Woods - (1/13/22) Trail system is open and available.  Trails were last groomed on January 12th.  Trail conditions are fair with a 3 to 5 inch snow base.

Totogatic Trail - (1/13/22)  Trail system is open and available.  Trails were last groomed on January 12th. Trail conditions are good with a 4 to 8 inch snow base.

Snowshoe Trails:

College Street/City Park - No Trail Report at this time

Heartwood Resort - Trails are open & available for use. Check in at the front desk before heading out of the trails to obtain your trail pass; there are snowshoes available for rent if you need them to get out & enjoy the trails! 

Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary - Trails remain open and can be enjoyed anytime during daylight hours. Snowshoes are available for anyone's use and are located to the left of the farmhouse front door, in the screen porch. 

Winter ATV Use: 

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. The Washburn County portion of the Wild Rivers Trail and the rail grade to Shell Lake are now open for UTV use during snow groomed conditions; these are the only trails open to UTV use once trail grooming is commenced. 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.