Top Snowmobile Trails in Northwest Wisconsin

Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean we slow down in Wisconsin! Snowmobiling is extremely popular and groups come from all over the region to experience a fast-paced ride through the Northwoods. Plenty of lodging is available along the vast trail system, so check out some of our favorites and start planning your adventure today

Washburn County

With over 200 miles of groomed snowmobile trails in Washburn County, it can be hard to pick just one favorite, but we put our helmets on and found a trail that is a “must” when it comes to planning your next winter snowmobiling adventure. 

Trail 7 makes an 18-mile loop through the McKenzie Unit of Washburn County forests. Ride through thick, snow-covered forests and around frozen lakes and streams while taking in the beauty of Northwest Wisconsin. As you ride Trail 7 and over Casey Creek, a warm water stream, also ride  over a major tributary of the Namekagon National Scenic River. 

Check out the full Washburn County snowmobile trail map here and happy riding!  

Sawyer County

Corridor Trail 31 traverses western Sawyer county from north to south. It provides a variety of terrain for riders as it winds through beautiful county forest land and across frozen Lac Courte Oreilles and more. This scenic trail offers excellent trail-side accommodations so riders can easily find gas, lodging and restaurants, as well as multiple trailhead locations and access to other Sawyer county trails. Visit Hayward Lakes to get the latest maps and trail conditions for snowmobiling far and wide across Sawyer County.

Bayfield County

Bayfield County has abundant snowmobile trails, given it is the second largest county in the state – with half of its land being public. If you have limited time in Bayfield County, here are two trails you have to ride: 

Trail 1 leads to Lake Superior and the Apostle Islands while Trail 31 goes from Iron River to North Boundary. The best part? These two are trails are actually connecting so you can hit both on the same trip! Start on Trail 31 and enjoy a beautiful ride through the majestic Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. Don’t be afraid to branch off into the Bayfield County Forest and ride Trail 1 east to Lake Superior and the Apostle Islands. There are multiple food and fuel options along the way, so rev up and enjoy the ride – your surroundings will make you feel like you’re in a dream. 

Ashland County 

Snowmobiling through Ashland County also means you are connected to Bayfield and Douglas counties. The well-traveled tri-county corridor traverses 62 miles through Ashland, Bayfield, and Douglas counties connecting each county with several trails along the way. Lodging and restaurants are ready with their doors open for snowmobile groups to swing in to warm up, grab a bite to eat and enjoy a cold one. 

Stay up to date with trail conditions, download a trail map and more at www.VisitAshland.com.

No matter which adventure you choose, there are snowmobile trails waiting for you and your sled. Plan your winter wonderland adventure today. We hope to see you somewhere along the trails in Northwest Wisconsin this winter. Happy trails to you! 

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