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Trail Report – : Bayfield County, Wisconsin – January 28, 2021

Trail Conditions: Good
Snow Cover: 4-12 inches
Date of Report: January 28, 2021
Area Report:


Snow base (in inches):  4-12 inches

Status (Closed, Open, Partially Open): Open

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


Conditions on trails through the county have improved with grooming and a bit more snow. Good news is that the re-route to the Casino in Red Cliff is open, although it hasn’t been groomed yet. Plan is to groom it Friday. Part of the route utilizes right of way and is along private land so please respect landowners by staying on the groomed trail and following the signs.


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.


Namakagon Trail Groomers: Our whole trail system was groomed Tuesday the 26th. Plan on grooming everything on Friday again. Trails are fair to good condition.


Barnes Barnestormers: Trails are mostly good with a few poor spots. 7-17 around town bare corners and hills. 17 Moore Rd is poor close to town. 18 is nice. 31 Is poor north of trail 18 intersection and south of 43 Rd is bad (logging be cautious). We are grooming everyday, however with the large volume of traffic we are seeing the trails get beat up in a hurry.


Drummond SnoJacks: Saturday night brought only 2″ of new snow so there’s still only a thin base on all trails. Trails 61,6 & 7  are reported to be in good to fair condition. Trail 63 north towards Grand View is reported good but road routes are not. Trail 63 south to Lake Owen is in fair condition but the railroad grade is reported bumpy. Grooming this week will improve trails and all will be groomed again before the weekend.


Iron River Area: Trails in the Iron River area are fairly good. Some rocks still surfacing on trail 31 between tri Lake Timbers and intersection of trail 63.Tri- County corridor continues to be in very good shape. All trails will be groomed this week with a thin packed surface.


Washburn Valhallers: Trail 63 North, from Moquah to 31, 33, and 35 around the Mt. Valhalla area remain groomed 2 times per week and are in good, rideable condition. With the lack of snow, we are finding it hard to fill in some of the ruts so use caution. There is active logging on Trail 1 and trail 31. Trail one the loggers are utilizing the snowmobile trail so be extremely cautious.  Trail 13 from Valhalla to Washburn will be groomed later this week but is expected to be in fair, rideable condition.  Trail 13 from Washburn to the Tri-County Corridor remains thin but rideable with a few thin spots.


South Shore– Port Wing, Herbster & Cornucopia: Trail 1 was groomed from Herbster into Corny and fair to bad close to the lake. Trails 40, 41 and Wally polk trail will be done 1/27 and 1/28 and remain in good to very good condition.


WAINO: Waino Riders groomed from 7 mile road to Evergreen road in Orienta Tuesday. The South portion of trail one will be done Wednesday. Very little snow near the big lake but the trail improves as riders go South.