Northwest Wisconsin Nordic Trails
Flambeau Hills Trail
Trail Options: 27 km - This hilly, wide twin track trail system has no major climbs, winds through a mixture of hardwoods and conifers, crosses three bridges, and provides glimpses of the Flambeau River; groomed for skating and classic.
Ownership: FLAMBEAU RIVER STATE FOREST
Management: FLAMBEAU RIVER STATE FOREST
Key Partnerships: FLAMBEAU RIVER STATE FOREST
Fees: A trail pass is required
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|W1424 County Highway W, Winter, WI; The trailhead is 22 miles west of Phillips on Cty. Hwy. W; the north parking area is 14 miles west of Fifield on Hwy. 70.|
Current Trail Conditions
Most Recent trail report Feb 13, 2018
Call for conditions 715-332-5271. Trail Groomed and Tracked 2/13/18. Tracks were a little stubborn about setting in a few areas, but overall are still in excellent condition. The skate deck has 1/4-1/2" of icy powder on top of a really solid 8" base. There are some spots with a little debris (small twigs and pinecones), but overall the trail system looks great. Get out and enjoy the warm weather coming up!
Most Recent Grooming: Feb 01, 2018
Base/Trails in inches: 8
Base/Woods in inches: 22
Open Trails: 1
KM Open: 27
Percent of Trails Open: 100
Km groomed for Classic: 27
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.