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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, August 16, 2015:
Grasses are short on the trails mowed this summer (see mowing update for details). Despite the wet start to the summer - and with exception of the distant Eastside trails where frequent muddy areas are always present - most of the trails are firm and offering good hiking. Mountain biking is best on the drier Westside trails. Bug activity is still quite limited - only small numbers of mosquitoes, gnats and ticks. Deer flies are somewhat bothersome, but are repelled by folks wearing a hat.

Click here for a map showing an active logging operation on the Eastside trails.

Mowing Update

August 16
Click on this link for a map showing trails mowed on the Eastside of the trail system, including details of an active logging operation.

In late June, we began our summertime mowing of the Eastside trails, beginning at the warming house and moving outward. Almost all of the Eastside trails have been mowed. The Westside trails were mowed the middle of 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.