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Hayward / Sawyer County, Wisconsin

Trail Conditions: Good
Snow Cover: 0-5
Date of Report: January 20, 2022
Area Report:
January 20, 2022

Hello Riders!

The weekend is upon us! Our groomers have been out grooming all week. They have been able to keep things nice and flat. The snow is a bit sugary in some areas which prevents it from sticking together but overall most trails from the south east corner to the north have been reported to be overall good. Some are fair where there are rocks and icy corners. The trails near or on the roads are poor and “snirty”. But as always, do not judge the trail conditions by the ones next to the roads, in the woods there is more protection. We can have 3′ on a trail next to the highway and due to it being in the open and those are generally heavily connecting trails they always look dirty. We do need more snow, that is a fact but temps have stayed cold to preserve the snow and groomers have been active and able pull in what they can from the sides so trails are defiantly rideable.

The lakes are great riding!! And full of all your favorite destinations so routing rides that bring you on the lake will be a good ride.

Forecast shows some snow Monday, we hope we can get a clipper of that. We will report after the weekend as we always do.

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Almost every snowmobiler in the Midwest is aware of the fantastic winter playground found near the Hayward area of Sawyer County and the Cable area of Southern Bayfield County. Hundreds of miles of wilderness trails provide tours through this area’s natural beauty, beckoning riders to return year after year.

The Hayward Lakes region with its rolling hills, hardwood forests, tall pine stands and pristine lakes serves as the hub of the Sawyer County trail system. A journey south from Hayward on Trail 31 takes riders across the frozen Lac Court Oreilles and along Sand Lake before joining the Tuscobia State Trail just east of Birchwood.

This well-known Tuscobia State Trail is also listed as Corridor 10 on the maps. It crosses Sawyer County from east to west passing through Draper, Loretta, Winter and Radisson, as it makes its journey across northern Wisconsin stretching from Michigan to Minnesota.

Traveling southeast from Hayward, snowmobilers are treated to a tour of the undeveloped Lake Chippewa Flowage, Wisconsin’s largest wilderness lake. This focal point of Sawyer County was created in 1923 by a power company dam and has more than 17,000 acres of water with 140 islands and more than 200 miles of natural shoreline.

Trails east of Hayward meander their way towards Clam Lake. Along the way a favorite place to take a break is at the Ghost Hill Scenic Overlook located on a short spur trail off Trail 21 north of Ghost Lake. Don’t forget your camera to take those memorable trip photos.

Trails lead in all directions in this scenic Chequamegon National Forest region offering unlimited choices. When staying in this area, snowmobiles are the only transportation you will need since almost everything is accessible via snowmobile. Excellent lodging with roaring fireplaces and great food can be found trailside through out this region.