As of 3/30/2023:
For you sledders that have escaped the nut house, Rusk County trails are going remain open through the weekend. Trails will close Monday April 3 as we hold out for one more snowfall.
Best riding will be in the Blue Hills north of Bruce and Weyerhaeuser and Hawkins trails. Trail 12A between Bruce and Weyerhaeuser is closed. Check with surrounding counties before crossing County lines.
Expect to encounter all the usual hazards of April snowmobiling. Until we get more snow trails are either a block of ice, wet snow or dirt.
- Cemetery Rd reroute - 1/4 mile section of tight and hilly terrain is bad.
- Alleys/streets and bridges in City are completely bare.
- Small creek on 99 north of Flambeau Lodge is open but only about 4" deep with gravel bottom.
- Little Thornapple north of Cedar Lodge is probably open.
- Along 27 just before Thornapple Bridge the Pines have melted the snow on the hills.
- Gravel roads and driveway crossings are soggy.
- Trail 116 along the Hwy 8 is bare.
Ride at your own risk.
-Please check the Ride Rusk page for confirmation on your trail routes and for updates on trail maintenance and grooming.
Cross Country Ski Trails
Lots of snow on the trails and in the woods, there's good crust skiing after an overnight freeze. If you start early and then catch the magic window as the snow starts to soften, you may have great spring skiing for a couple hours. Enjoy the trails we've been grooming all winter, or be adventurous and explore the trails that have had zero traffic due to December's ice storm. Ski the unopened (tree damaged) trails to appreciate the challenges we face this summer.
Snowshoers: the Ridges Snowshoe Trail is cleared of tree damage, we prefer you use that as your first option. If snowshoeing on the groomed ski trail, PLEASE SNOWSHOE WELL TO THE SIDE.
Ladysmith Area Trails report:
(3/13/23): Sisters Farm Trail Update. What do you do when you get 10 inches of snow in March? You groom and groom and groom. Jim groomed the East this morning and I groomed the West side. Very soft so we made a lot of passes but with the cold temps tonight trails should be good tomorrow and for the next few days. I know people are getting tired of snow bur should be a good stretch to get out on the trails
-For more updates, check out the Ladysmith Area Trail Association Facebook page.
*Closed for the season*