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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

Thursday, June 25:
Grasses are short on the few trails that were mowed this past week (see mowing update for details). With exception of the distant Eastside trails, most of the trails are firm despite a wet month of June. Bug activity is surprisingly limited - only mild numbers of mosquitoes and deer flies; tick activity is average.

On the unmowed trails, grasses range from 1-4 feet high. Hiking and biking the unmowed trails isn't this writer's idea of a good time.

Mowing Update

June 25
We've just begun our summertime mowing of the Eastside trails. A few trails close to the warming house have been mowed - if you'd like to view the mowed trails on a map, copy the following link and paste into your browser: 
Mowing of the Westside trails will occur some time in 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.