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Trail Report – : Bayfield County, Wisconsin – January 4, 2019

Trail Conditions: Early Season
Snow Cover: 6-12 inches
Date of Report: January 4, 2019
Area Report:

We’ve have had a couple snowfalls recently and some colder temperatures which are helping our trails shape up nicely. However, trails are still in early season conditions! Some swamps and streams may still be open and there are some trails that haven’t been groomed yet. Approach all wet areas with extra caution and be prepared to turn around if the crossing appears suspicious. Riders should be extra cautious when travelling on the trails during this early season period.  Be wary of low hanging branches, wet areas, downed trees and/or limbs, and other similar hazards that may compromise the trail. Use extra caution, be prepared to turn around or find an alternate route and stay on the trails!  For the most up to date report of trail conditions, please contact the local snowmobile club. 


Namakagon Trail Groomers: 3 to 5″ base. Early riding, not all marshes are frozen yet – some open water. Most trails have been rolled and groomed once so far with the exception of our bigger marshes and nothing has been done from Telemark to Cable as of yet. Groomers can be out at ALL times of the day or night!!! Especially be cautious for groomers during the day!


Bayfield County Snowmobile Alliance – Iron River Area: Iron River is shaping up nicely. Lots of bent over trees so grooming is slow but steady. By Friday afternoon should have 90% of trails with at least 1 pass


Barnes Barnestormers: Trails around Barnes and to the north are in good shape. Everything has been groomed with the exception of 31 to the south, there isn’t much snow on this and still work to do. Have to move trees the beavers cut down north of Mulligan Creek Road. The new re-route south of Mulligan Creek Rd. is ready, we are waiting for culverts to be replaced and more snow before trying to groom the rest.


Drummond SnoJacks: Trail 63N to Grand View was groomed on 1/1 and trails 6 & 7 will be groomed on 1/2 and have a 3″ to 5″ base. There will be no more grooming after today until we get more snow. Trail 63S is rerouted on to Lake Owen Station road for 3 miles. Trail 4 is closed east of Mason. Some wet areas still in the Bibon Swamp but still passable.


Frosty’s Vintage Riders: Delta area still ungroomed, conditions ok, low hanging branches on all trails.


Washburn Valhallers: Trail #13 north from Washburn to Valhalla was groomed Wednesday, January 2, for the second time with the Washburn LMC.  The trail is in nice shape with only a few thin spots.  Trail #13 south from Washburn to the tri county corridor was groomed Tuesday, January 1, for the first time.  This trail is In decent shape but the fields are a bit thin and slightly rough.  We will regroom Trail 13 South again Friday.


South shore Trail Club – Port Wing, Herbster & Cornucopia: Trails 1, 40, 41 all have had 1 pass and are decent, we need more snow by the lake but is passable. All downed trees are clear just working on hanging branches now.



WAINO Riders- Northwest corner of the County: Waino groomer tried to go but we had very low hangers over the trail. Club members did some cutting and Jeff will groom what he can on Friday. We hope the warm weather will allow all of trail 1 to get done by Saturday.



  • Trail 31S – South of Mulligan Creek Road is closed due to culverts out and trees downed.
  • 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 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.