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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, July 20, 2016:

Nice hiking on the drier trails - those throughout the Westside and the trails closest to the warming house on the Eastside. Grasses are as short as ankle high but as tall as chest high. Bug activity is unusually mild (small numbers of mosquitoes, horseflies and ticks).


To maximize your enjoyment of the trails, be sure to look at the "Mowing Update" tab.

Mowing Update

Our volunteers began mowing the Eastside on June 22nd. The Rusk County Forestry Department mows the Westside, usually some time in late July.


As of July 20th:

Click here for a map showing Eastside mowed trails - highlighted in green.


Latest snowfall


May 14: dusting

Annual totals - click here.