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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

Sunday, July 5:
Grasses are short on the trails mowed the past few weeks (see mowing update for details). With exception of the distant Eastside trails, most of the trails are fairly firm despite a wet month of June. Bug activity is surprisingly limited - only small numbers of mosquitoes, deer flies, and ticks.

On the unmowed trails, grasses/weeds range from 1-6 feet high. Hiking and biking the unmowed trails isn't this writer's idea of a good time.

Mowing Update

July 5:
In late June, we began our summertime mowing of the Eastside trails. Trails close to the warming house have been mowed; as well as a few more distant trail loops (consider visiting the hemlock stand between 12 & 13).

For a map showing trails mowed on the Eastside, follow this link.

Mowing of the Westside trails will occur some time in July.

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


April 21: blustery day, frequent snow showers, no accumulation

Annual totals - click here.