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Bayfield County, Wisconsin

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.

Snowmobiling Information

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Wisconsin’s Northwoods is the best overall place in North America for SNOWMOBILE TRAIL RIDING and FAMILY SNOWMOBILING, according to the readers of Snow Goer magazine. In addition to winning the BEST TRAIL AREA and BEST AREA CATERING TO FAMILIES categories, the Northwoods tied for second with the Yellowstone area in the voting for Best Overall Snowmobiling Area.

Situated on the edge of THE LARGEST OF THE GREAT LAKES, pristine Lake Superior, Bayfield County Wisconsin is home to 433,582 acres of public land that provide endless trails for snowmobilers. We have over 600 miles of groomed trails along with over 1000 miles of ungroomed forest roads for your riding pleasure. Our annual average snowfall is 73 inches.


The Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center is a great place to stop on your journey. Snowmobilers are greeted with a special area to warm or dry your gloves and hang your helmet while exploring the center’s displays and 5-story observation tower which showcases the area. You’ll find it near the Tri-County Recreational Corridor which runs from the City of Ashland in Ashland County to the City of Superior in Douglas County.

We are host to many scenic vistas in the Chequamegon National Forest as well as abundant wildlife including deer, wolf, black bear and elk.

Guilty of bragging about our super-groomed trails, our local snowmobile clubs continually make improvements to make our trails safe and more enjoyable for sledders.

We invite you to experience snowmobiling at its best in Bayfield County Wisconsin. Snowmobile maps/travel information are available by calling 800-472-6338 or by visiting