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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

Friday, October 14, 2016:

Decent hiking on most of the trails, peak fall color has moved through, leaves are dropping and the woods offer a penetrating view. Grasses range from ankle high to mid calf high depending on when the trail was mowed. Bugs aren't a problem.


To AVOID ACTIVE LOGGING, refer to the map link under the "MOWING UPDATE" tab.

Mowing Update

All the trails were mowed this summer. Our volunteers began mowing the Eastside on June 22nd. The Rusk County Forestry Department mowed the Westside in late July.


As of October 1st:

Click here for a map showing Eastside mowed trails - highlighted in green. This map also shows the area with active logging (please stay out).


Latest snowfall


May 14: dusting

Annual totals - click here.

Banquet Fundraiser Nov. 5th

Guest entertainment - author & humorist Michael Perry. Click here for details.