Reported By: Washburn County Tourism
Trail Report: Spooner and Washburn County
Date of Report: 01/24/2015
Trail Conditions: Fair
Snow Cover: 2-5 inch snow base
Area Report: Washburn County Snowmobile Trails remain open at this time with fair to poor snow conditions. Current snow base is 2 to 5 inches. Recent mild temperatures and heavy trail use have contributed to a decline in trail conditions. Where sufficient snow base is present, trail grooming does continue. Many trail segments will not be groomed this week. Significant new snow is needed soon.
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The Spooner area has over 250 miles of groomed trails. These miles of trails link up to the largest network of snowmobile trails in the midwest. Snow-Goer magazine ranks Wisconsin’s system as the 3rd best in North America, behind two Canadian systems. Visitors have remarked that “these trails are the best I’ve seen. They’re so well kept and they’re not crowded like other places we’ve been to, I’ll be back!”
The scenic beauty, wilderness sledding and abundance of services, makes the area unmatched as a destination point for snowmobilers throughtout the midwest. The local snowmobile clubs have worked hard to develop and maintain routes that include a wide assortment of riding pleasures. The trails take you through, both private and public lands, over a variety of terrain including, forests, wetlands, farm fields, streams, lakes and bridges. Many of our summer trails double as cross counrty ski trails, or snowmobile trails in the winter. Within the Spooner area (Washburn County) there are over 100 lodging establishments, from small motels to lavish resorts. There are even winter camping facilities available.