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Trail Report – : Bayfield County, Wisconsin – January 19, 2022

Trail Conditions: Fair
Snow Cover: 4-6 inches
Date of Report: January 19, 2022
Area Report:


Conditions across the county are varied. Good news first, the north central part of the county has gotten quite a bit of lake effect snow and trails are in great condition. Groomers are reporting that their trails are in excellent condition in the north. Not so great new second, the southern part of the county is hurting for some snow. There has been heavy traffic (which we love to see!) and not a lot of fresh snow so the trails are suffering. Trails are rideable but there may be exposed rocks, so ride with caution. Just a reminder to all to please respect private landowners and stay on the trail. Stay on the trail or stay home!


Some trouble spots to note:

  • The Wally Polk Trail/Trail 40 near Port Wing and Herbster is closed. Flag road is a suitable re-route.
  • Trail 1 to Red Cliff/the Casino is temporarily closed due to a landowner issue. We have a reroute, just waiting for one more landowner permission. We will update as soon as we have it.


Namakagon Trail Groomers: NTG ~ All trails were groomed 1/16 & 17. We have a 2-4″ base. Some areas have rocks exposed. Trails are fair to good condition. We NEED snow ~ please start dancing!! 🙂


Barnes Barnestormers: Due to the lack of snow, high traffic and warm temperatures I’m downgrading the Barnes trails as poor to good. The trails around town are mostly snirt and gravel. They are better as you head north, with good snow on trail 18 and north. The south end of trail 31 going to Sawyer County is poor, with little snow coverage. We will continue to groom what we can, hopefully more snow coming.


Washburn Valhallers: All Washburn area trails in addition to the Moquah Spur will be groomed for the weekend.  This added snow helped so all trails should be in great shape for the weekend.  


South Shore: South shore trails will be all groomed by Thursday and in good shape, need more snow by the lake. Trail 3 and 66 are in very good condition.