Report by: Bayfield County Tourism
Last Updated: 1/15/2020
Trail Status: OPEN
10-18 Inches Packed
General Area Report:
Trails in Bayfield County are excellent right now! Wet spots are freezing, lakes are getting staked and groomers have been busy getting the trails in great shape. Previous wet spots may be choppy so still exercise caution in normally wet areas.
DETAILED REPORTS BY AREA:
Namakagon Trail Groomers:
NTG trails were all groomed on Mon 1/6 & Tues1/7. 10-23” base. The trail system is 100% froze up and all marshes have been gone through with the groomers! Excellent condition! We will be grooming again prior to the weekend.
Barnes Barnestormers: The Barnes trails are in great condition, most have been groomed twice this week. We are going to do 31 south of Mulligan Creek Road on Sunday. That trail has been groomed once and is being used. We have been waiting on the colder weather before going again. Please exercise caution if traveling in that area, loggers are working and using parts of the trail.
Frosty’s Vintage Riders: Mason Delta is in excellent shape aside for 1.3 miles of logging in trail 4 after pike river road (as of now it is almost bare ground), 4 North and West Delta are in excellent shape, there is one water spot to go around between Mason and Horstman road, it is marked well and should freeze up shortly.
Washburn Valhallers: Trail #13 NORTH from Washburn to Valhalla was fresh groomed 1/6/20 and is in excellent condition. A few icy spots, but really in good shape. Trail #13 SOUTH from Washburn to the Tri-County Corridor was groomed 1/7/20 and is also reported in very good condition. There still is one section of heavy, deep ice, just south of the Bono Creek Crossing (S-Curve by the Church; just North of Sparky’s). We are unable to groom through this short, 1 block section yet, so please use extreme caution and look for a safe, temporary go-around. We will be re-grooming both trails before the weekend so expect excellent riding in the Washburn/Valhalla areas this weekend!
All trails in the Valhalla area are in excellent riding condition except for trail 1 from Mountain Road to trail 31. We expected to be in excellent condition by the Weekend.
South Shore – Port Wing, Herbster & Cornucopia: (Port Wing, Herbster, Cornucopia): Trail 1 between Herbster and Corny has been groomed out to Mountain Rd and is very good with just a few running water spots. Trail 40 and 41 along with the Wally Polk trail are being groomed now and are also very good to excellent condition.
Order a snowmobile map online or pick one up at area businesses. You can also download the Avenza app (for free) and get the updated Snowmobile Map on your device before you hit the trails – locate yourself on the trail map with GPS so you can see where you are, even with no cell reception! If you’d like to see the sponsor businesses on the same type of map, try the Trail Treker app ($1.99); the map is a free download with the code “Washburn2017.”
Be sure to stop in, warm up and patronize the businesses on our snowmobile map. Their advertising makes it possible to print and distribute the map.