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The Blue Hills Trail was established in 1987 by a group of local x-country skiers.  The organization reincorporated as the Blue Hills Trail Association (BHTA) in the fall of 2006 to reflect the increasingly regional nature of the operation and to facilitate the attainment of 501c3 status.


The group remains dependent on annual membership dues, donations, and the cooperation of the Rusk County Forestry Department for its continued existence.  New members, suggestions and financial support are all greatly appreciated.  Thanks to all the individuals and businesses that support the Blue Hills Trail System year round.






Trail Conditions

Tuesday, November 24, 2015:

Despite many months of wet weather, the trails are well mowed and in good shape. No significant snow cover at this time.


It's been an unusually wet summer. Click here for a map showing Eastside trails that were dozed this fall & are muddy. All of the Westside trails - and the Eastside trails closest to the warming house - are firm enough to offer good hiking. More distant Eastside trails are soft with muddy areas. Mountain biking is best on the drier Westside trails.

Grooming Update

Wisconsin's 2015 gun deer hunt occurs November 21-29. We don't groom during the gun deer hunt. After November 30, we'll consider grooming as soon as wintry weather cooperates.


Big warm-up began March 7, last grooming of the ski trails was March 11, 2015.


November 23: light dusting

Annual totals - click here.