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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

Wednesday, June 21, 2017:

Heavy rains June 11 again saturated the trails. Hiking is decent despite the recent rains. Grasses range from mid-calf to waist high, bug activity is relatively mild.


To avoid potential muddy conditions: on the Westside avoid D-E-D where loggers worked last fall; on the Eastside stay relatively close to the warming house and avoid the ridge line where extensive logging occurred last year.

Mowing Update

Weather dependent, trail mowing is usually started some time in late June. Watch for updates.


Latest snowfall

April 27: flurries

Annual totals - click here.