For a slide show introduction, visit this link.
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 indivduals and businesses that support the Blue Hills Trail System year round.
Trail Conditions as of Dec. 12th:
1/2 inch of light snow on top of packed powder skate lane. Some areas are a bit rough, many areas very good or better. Striding is pretty good despite the absence of a classic track.
December 4th ice storm = great beauty in the Blue Hills plus lots of work to clear trees. Thanks to many volunteer hours clearing debris & repetitive grooming, about 18 km of skiing are available on the core loop & several side trails - click here for a map showing groomed trails. When skiing, please help clip & throw branches, additional trails have plenty of work awaiting us. Consider wearing some orange, gun deer hunt continues through December 15.
Grooming Update: groomed for skating using the G2 implements on Wednesday (Dec. 11). Click here for a map showing groomed trails.
Snowfall: 1/2" light snow Thursday a.m. (Dec. 12). Annual totals - click here.
More details: visit our photo blog.