Trail Details

Northwest Wisconsin Nordic Trails

Namekagon Ski Trail

Cable, Wis.

Trail Options:   Loops of 1.7, 2, and 3.3 km. Easy-Intermediate. Groomed Classical only

Trail Description:

The Namekagon Trail is deep in the Chequamegon National Forestadjacent to Mogasheen Resort off County Highway D near the town ofNamakagon. Though not as challenging and pristinely beautiful as near by

Ownership: Chequamegon National Forest

Management: Great Divide Ranger District

Key Partnerships: Mogasheen Resort

Facilities: Parking. Food and lodging nearby.

Fees: None

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Trail Location


Drive 10.9 miles east of Cable on Highway M, turn north (left) for 5.5 miles on Highway D to Forest Road 209 and turn west (left) and drive .3 mile to the trail head.

Turn-by-Turn Directions Driving Directions to Namekagon Ski Trail

Current Trail Conditions

Most Recent trail report Feb 04, 2018

We received 4 inches of snow Saturday. Groomed and set track this morning and the trails are in excellent condition. Nice sunny day today come out and enjoy the sun and new snow!

Most Recent Grooming: Feb 04, 2018

New Snow in inches: 4

Base/Trails in inches: 9

Base/Woods in inches: 16

Open Trails: 3

KM Open: 7

Percent of Trails Open: 100

Km groomed for Classic: 7

Landmark dates in the history of Nordic Trails in northwest Wisconsin include 1975 when the United States Cross Country Ski Team including Bill Koch — who would later go on to win a silver medal in the 1976 Olympics – came to Telemark to train, 1978 when the first World Cup cross country ski races were held on the Telemark Trails, and also that year the Worldloppet League, an affiliation of international cross country ski marathons, was formed by Tony Wise at Telemark.

After an auspicious beginning, it wasn’t long before the landscape was dotted with Nordic Trails of all sizes and descriptions, most of which continue to offer pleasant and challenging cross country skiing opportunities today.