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Trail Report – : Bayfield County, Wisconsin – February 8, 2018

Trail Conditions: Good
Snow Cover: 3-6 inch base
Date of Report: February 8, 2018
Area Report:


The continued cold has helped us hold onto our base and keep our trails in good condition. We haven’t had any large snow storms recently but some areas are getting little bits of snow here and there and every bit helps. For those riding forest roads on National Forest Service land, please use caution and stay alert! Especially in areas where you see activity i.e. plowed roads. We can’t monitor all the forest roads throughout the county so unsafe conditions may exist. We’ve had reports of large plowed snowbanks on the roads which can be hard to see, so slow down and stay safe. Detailed reports from the local snowmobile clubs are posted below. Stay safe and stay on the trails!


Namakagon Trail Groomers: Namakagon Trail Groomer operators are doing a Great job! Trails have a good base of 3-6 in. Trails are fair in areas to very good in others. The heaviest used areas have some brown mixed in however are grooming well. Riders can expect some icy corners and a few bare spots. Areas of concern are still trail 90 east between old grade and federal Rd! Follow reroute signs and watch for logging TRUCKS! Another area is Trail 15 between Club Lake Rd and Camp Eight Rd at the Great Divide. Heavy ICE over the Trail due to a spring that continues to spread water across and down the trail! SLOW Down!!!


Drummond Snojacks: Groomers are out and will continue with night grooming on the weekend. Trails are in very good condition with some (2″) new snow and below freezing temps that are allowing the trail to hold their base even with heavy weekend use. Do watch for icy spots on steep grades on Trail 63 south to Lake Owen. Road routes north of Grand View now have improved snow coverage but not 100%. Regardless, please use them not private property.


Barnes Barnestormers: Trails 7, 17, 18, 31N & 31S (even 1/3 mile of Iron River trail ha ha! ) are groomed and in great shape, grooming operations will be in progress on Trail 31N, in the evening, please use caution.


Washburn Valhallers: Trail 13 North and Trail 13 South from Washburn will be groomed Friday, 2/9.  They remain in good to very-good shape but watch for icy corners and a just a very few bare spots.  


South shore Trail Club – Port Wing, Herbster & Cornucopia: Trail 1 to 41 and Trail 40 were groomed Wednesday 2/7 and is in very good condition. Wally Polk Trail was done today also and is very good. Trail 1 to Corny will be done Thursday 2/8 and is good but with icy corners.


WAINO Riders- Northwest corner of the County: Trail 1 from Brule to highway 13 was groomed Monday and is smooth as frog hair. 



  • Trail 1 near Port Wing: This is now open but use caution as ruts have frozen into the ground.
  • 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 of the intersection with Trail 1 near the City of Bayfield is not signed and not being groomed. There is currently no trail access to the City of Bayfield, but there is access to Legendary Waters Casino.



  • Trail 13 outside Washburn, follow signs. Permanent reroute.
  • Trail 4 east of Mason, follow signs. Seasonal reroute for now, includes road routes.
  • Trail 70 south of Cable, follow signs. Seasonal reroute for now, includes road routes.


Logging Activity

  • Trail 40 Southeast of Port Wing has a timber sale going active this week so keep your eyes out and stay alert in that area.
  • Trail 1 between Cornucopia and Bayfield near Henkens Road has an active logging operation. They are logging off the trail and using the trail as a haul route so use caution.
  • Trail 51 south of Cornucopia near Jodi road is now being used for an active timber sale. They are logging off the trail and using the trail as a haul route so use caution. Jodi road is also being plowed for a short distance.