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Trail Report: Bayfield County, Wisconsin – January 25, 2017

Trail Conditions: Poor
Snow Cover: 0-6"
Date of Report: January 25, 2017
Area Report:

Due to warm temperatures and deteriorating trail conditions all grooming in Bayfield County has been suspended and we have closed some sections of trails. Expect varying trail conditions ranging from fair to poor. Trails are generally rideable with some icy, slushy, and bare spots. With cooler temps forecasted, expect more icy conditions. Trails in open areas/fields have very little to no snow cover. Use caution for exposed rocks, wet areas and icy conditions as trails could deteriorate quickly in a short amount of time.


Please keep in mind that some of these trails are on private land.  Private landowners give us permission to maintain portions of these trails on their property.  If a segment is in poor condition or if riding could result in damage, please refrain from use.  Any damage to the trail system, especially those that exist on private land, will jeopardize our future use privileges and potentially result in permanent trail closures.


Under normal circumstances, winter ATV use is permissible only on snowmobile trails that are also ATV trails in the summer.  The warmer temperatures have created wet, sensitive and highly variable trail conditions.  As a result, ATV use has the potential to damage the system and create additional problems when colder temperatures return.  Until further notice, all ATV use is prohibited on the snowmobile trails.  This includes tracked or wheeled ATVs and UTVs. However, ATV use is still allowed on the Tri-County Corridor and Town Road routes.


Trails Closures:

  • Trail 13 South out of Washburn to the Tri-County Corridor.
  • Trail 4 East and West out of Mason
  • Trail 63 South out of Mason to Grand View
  • Trail 31 South in Barnes.