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Hayward / Sawyer County, Wisconsin

Trail Conditions: Good
Snow Cover: 6-9 inches of snow
Date of Report: January 18, 2022
Area Report:
January 18, 2022

Hello Riders!

Groomers have been out around the county since Monday morning. They have done a great job at flattening the trails back out and pulling snow from the edges. Many of the trails have been reported to be fair to good due to some rock exposures. Fire lanes report to be good. Some forest trails will have some rocky areas and icy corners. Trails that take you on or near the road are thin with lots of rock exposure or tar. The southern corner near Birchwood reports to be fair to poor. The majority of the county reports to be fair- good but all with the common denominator that more snow is needed. Trails are flat but are in need of more snow. It is currently snowing but not much of an accumulation, if there are any changes we will report. Lakes are in great condition!

As always please remember to ride safe; stay on the marked trails, do not trespass, stay on your side of the trail, stop at all stop signs, yield at driveways, even when there isn’t a sign, if you find yourself behind rider and would like to pass, please do so at safe speeds and on straight always, if you have a group pushing from behind pull over to the farthest right and allow them to pass. Please be courteous to all riders! We are all sharing this sport together and that makes us connected, please be kind.

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Almost every snowmobiler in the Midwest is aware of the fantastic winter playground found near the Hayward area of Sawyer County and the Cable area of Southern Bayfield County. Hundreds of miles of wilderness trails provide tours through this area’s natural beauty, beckoning riders to return year after year.

The Hayward Lakes region with its rolling hills, hardwood forests, tall pine stands and pristine lakes serves as the hub of the Sawyer County trail system. A journey south from Hayward on Trail 31 takes riders across the frozen Lac Court Oreilles and along Sand Lake before joining the Tuscobia State Trail just east of Birchwood.

This well-known Tuscobia State Trail is also listed as Corridor 10 on the maps. It crosses Sawyer County from east to west passing through Draper, Loretta, Winter and Radisson, as it makes its journey across northern Wisconsin stretching from Michigan to Minnesota.

Traveling southeast from Hayward, snowmobilers are treated to a tour of the undeveloped Lake Chippewa Flowage, Wisconsin’s largest wilderness lake. This focal point of Sawyer County was created in 1923 by a power company dam and has more than 17,000 acres of water with 140 islands and more than 200 miles of natural shoreline.

Trails east of Hayward meander their way towards Clam Lake. Along the way a favorite place to take a break is at the Ghost Hill Scenic Overlook located on a short spur trail off Trail 21 north of Ghost Lake. Don’t forget your camera to take those memorable trip photos.

Trails lead in all directions in this scenic Chequamegon National Forest region offering unlimited choices. When staying in this area, snowmobiles are the only transportation you will need since almost everything is accessible via snowmobile. Excellent lodging with roaring fireplaces and great food can be found trailside through out this region.