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Trail Report – : Bayfield County, Wisconsin – February 20, 2019

Trail Conditions: Excellent
Snow Cover: 12 to 30 inches
Date of Report: February 20, 2019
Area Report:

General Countywide Report:
Last week, two separate snowstorms blanketed the entire county with 12” to 24+” of new snow. Another significant snowstorm is predicted this week. All clubs are reporting some of the best riding conditions of the year. Please be aware of maintenance equipment on the trail, as grooming can occur at any time, day or night, especially with all of the new snow. Approach all wet areas with extra caution and be prepared to turn around if the crossing appears suspicious. Be wary of low hanging branches, wet areas, downed trees and/or limbs, and other similar hazards that may compromise the trail.

See below for area specific reports. For the most up to date report of trail conditions, please contact the local snowmobile club.

Drummond Snojacks: All trails are actively being groomed and are in very good to excellent condition. Reminder to users…trails in the Mason area are entirely on private property. Stay on the trail, don’t cut corners or look for shortcuts.

Namakagon Trail Groomers: 8-10″ base. All trails were groomed on 2/19. Trails are in very good to excellent condition. Grooming is ongoing at this point – could be out there any day of the week, night or day.

Valhalla Area: Trails in the Valhalla, Red Cliff and Bayfield peninsula are all in excellent riding condition with another 3 inches of new snow early this week and 8 inches expected for Wednesday night. Grooming continues 24 hours a day six days a week. Remember StayRight, RideSober.

Iron River Area: By the end of the week all Iron River area trails, including the Tri County Corridor, will be groomed and in excellent riding condition.

Frosty’s Vintage Riders (Mason/Delta Area): Mason/Delta Area trails were groomed on 2/19. Trails are in excellent conditions with a 12-15″ base. More new snow is expected on Wednesday.

South Shore Trail Club (Port Wing, Herbster & Cornucopia Areas): All Trails (1, 11, 40 & 41) will be groomed by tomorrow (2/21) and will be in excellent riding condition. Port Wing Trails from Iron River to Touve Road are in very good condition and will be groomed again before the weekend.

A portion of Trail 40 (Wally Polk) was recently plowed, but is still open. If riding this section of trail be aware of logging activity, including haul trucks. To get to Port Wing, an alternate route would be Trail 43 to Trail 66 to Trail 3.

Barnestormers (Barnes Area): All Barnes trails have been groomed and are in excellent condition. We are expecting more snow, should be a great weekend for riding. Logging operations south of Mulligan Creek Road (Trail 31 South) are finished, however there are new areas being logged by 43 road. Be careful in this area.

Waino Riders (Northwest Corner of the County): Waino Riders groomed the trails on Monday and will go out again on Thursday or Friday morning. Trails in perfect shape.

Washburn Valhallers: Trail #13 North and South out of Washburn were fresh groomed on 2/18 and 2/19 and are in excellent condition. They will both be groomed again before the weekend.

News and Reports:


Trail 63 in the Cable Area: Trail 63 just south of the intersection with Trail 70 south of the town of Cable is closed until further notice.

Trail 31 South, into the City of Bayfield, is closed for the entire season.


Trail 4 just east of Mason: Trail is closed at Yderstad Rd. Take Yderstad north to Brown Rd. then back South on Roy Anderson Rd where you can pick up the trail again. Follow signs.

Trail 4 in Delta: At Camp One road and County H. Follow the signs.

Trail 63 and 70 into Cable: To get into the Town of Cable from the East take Randysek Rd. North into town.

Trail 40 just South of Port Wing: Flag Rd. is closed. Use East White Birch Rd. to get into Port Wing.

Other Notes:

A portion of Trail 17, located west of Highway 27, and heading west through Sawyer and Bayfield Counties, has been plowed for a logging operation. The trail remains open, but please be aware of logging activity, including haul trucks.

A portion of Trail 31 South, located west of 43 Road has also been recently plowed for a logging operation. This trail also remains open, but please be aware of the logging activity, including haul trucks.