Northwest Wisconsin Nordic Trails
Trail Options: Three loops: 3.6km, 6.9km, and 9.8 km. Easy to advanced. Groomed single track classical.
Ownership: Washburn County Forest
Management: Washburn County Forest with assistance from local volunteers
Key Partnerships: Local volunteers
Facilities: Parking, Warming Building on Trail
Fees: Donations Accepted
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|From Minong take USH 53 North for 1 mile. From Spooner take USH 53 north.|
Current Trail Conditions
Most Recent trail report Feb 16, 2018
The trails were freshly groomed today with good trail conditions and a 5 to 7 inch base.
Most Recent Grooming: Feb 16, 2018
New Snow in inches: 2
Base/Trails in inches: 5
Base/Woods in inches: 7
Open Trails: 4
Percent of Trails Open: 100
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.