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Trail Report – : Bayfield County, Wisconsin – February 3, 2021

Trail Conditions: Good
Snow Cover: 4-12 inches
Date of Report: February 3, 2021
Area Report:

Snow base (in inches):  4-12 inches

Status (Closed, Open, Partially Open): Open

Condition (Poor, Fair, Good, Excellent): Good to Fair


Not a lot of changes to report. Trails remain to good to fair condition with some poor areas where there hasn’t been enough snow. There’s a decent snow storm in the forecast for Thursday into Friday which should improve trail conditions. Stay warm out there!


The same trouble spots still remain:

  • The Grand View and Mason areas didn’t receive much snow and sled traffic could damage farm fields. Please use caution.
  • Trail 1 along the South shore is rough but passable.
  • The trail into the City of Bayfield will not open this year, but we’re hopeful for next year.
  • Trail 1 to the casino in Red Cliff is open with a re-route. It’s a bit rough in spots so use caution. The re-route utilizes the right of way along the highway so please respect private landowners and follow the signs and groomed path.


Namakagon Trail Groomers: Trails remain in fair condition as of 2/3. They have all been groomed on 2/2 & 2/3 and plan on going back out after the snow fall!


Barnes Barnestormers: Not much has changed since last week. The trails held up well despite the heavy traffic and no new snow. Trail 7-17 around town poor to good, bare corners and hills. Trail 17-18 in good condition. Trail 31 is good south of trail 18 intersection. Trail 31 south is plowed for logging south of 43 road. Let’s hope for some new snow.


Drummond SnoJacks: The Drummond area received 2” of new snow last Sunday but only a thin base remains. New snow forecast Wednesday night into Thursday and colder temperatures will improve conditions. All trails will be groomed again before the weekend. Overall conditions are good to fair depending on use.


Iron River Area: Trails in the Iron River area are in fairly good condition. Tri County Corridor continues to be in very good shape with some light rocks surfacing


Washburn Valhallers: Trails in the Valhalla area continue to be in fair to good condition. Active logging on Trail 1 and Trail 31. Wasburn area trails were groomed Monday-Wednesday (2/1-2/3).   Trails remain in good shape with the exception of Trail #13 between Washburn and Ashland which is rideable but thin.


South Shore– Port Wing, Herbster & Cornucopia: Trail 1 on the south shore is still poor and in need of snow. Trails 40, 41, 43 and 66 have been groomed and will be done again Thursday 2/4 and remain good to very good!


WAINO: Waino Riders groomed Trail 1 to Tar Paper Alley on Monday. Lack of snow turned him around at that point, but the trail is decent going South to Brule. We will groom again after the snow. Should be able to get to Evergreen road.