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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

Friday, November 17, 2017:

The ground is mostly frozen, there's not much snow to be seen. When it's time to start skiing, click on this link for safest ski routes on the recently dozed trails.


It's OK to keep hiking the trails, we probably won't consider grooming for skiing until after the gun deer hunt. Leaves are down, the woods offer a penetrating view. In damp conditions, Eastside trails on the ridge top will be muddy due to extensive bulldozing to repair trails following logging, erosion, and trail building. You can avoid muddy areas by focusing your travels closer to the warming house.


Grooming Update

Awaiting consistently cold wintry weather...


Latest snowfall

November 11: 2" compressible snow

Annual totals - click here.