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Blue Hills Trail

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, July 18, 2017:

Check the 'Mowing Update' tab to find trails with short grasses.


Hiking is decent despite the wet start to the summer - the trails are somewhat soft. Deer flies are nasty right now; other bug activity is mild/moderate, bring a cap and bug juice, perhaps long pants. On unmowed trails, the grasses range from mid-calf to chest high.


Mowing Update

The Westside was mowed during the first half of July. Trail mowing on the Eastside was started in late June.


Watch for updates.


Click here for the Eastside map showing mowed trails, updated July 19th.


Latest snowfall

April 27: flurries

Annual totals - click here.