Northwest Wisconsin Nordic Trails
Blue Hills Trail
Trail Options: 20 + miles of trails groomed for classical and skating. Many intersecting loops allow for tours of various configurations. DOGS PERMITTED ON THE WESTSIDE TRAILS ONLY (west side of Firelane Road). Dedicated snowshoe trails available.
Ownership: Rusk County Forest
Management: Blue Hills Trail Association Inc.
Key Partnerships: Blue Hills Trail Association Inc.
Facilities: Parking, pit toilet, warming building, snowshoe trails
Fees: Donations ($5 suggested)
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|The trailhead is located on the east side of Fire Lane Road, 2.5 miles north of County Hwy O in the northwest corner of Rusk County. Fire Lane Road is 8 miles northwest of Bruce and .5 miles east of Christie Mtn ski hill. GPS coordinates available at website: http://www.bluehillstrail.com/directions.html|
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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.