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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, October 7, 2015:

The trails are in great shape, fall colors are peaking, it's a perfect time to enjoy the Hills.


Thanks to our crew of mowers, grasses are mostly short (see mowing update for details). It's been an unusually wet summer - with exception of the distant Eastside trails where frequent muddy areas are always present, most of the trails are firm enough to offer good hiking. Mountain biking is best on the drier Westside trails. Bug activity is negligible.


Mowing Update

September 15:

In late June, we began our summertime mowing of the Eastside trails, beginning at the warming house and moving outward. 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.

November 7th Fundraising Banquet

One of the world's foremost experts on wolverines (Dr. Bob Inman) is our guest speaker - click here for details