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Hayward / Sawyer County, Wisconsin

Trail Conditions: Good
Snow Cover: 12-16 inches
Date of Report: January 20, 2023
Area Report:

January 20, 2023

Happy Friday!!! Fresh snow on the ground, temps are colder, it will be a good weekend!

Many groomers have been working hard as the holiday weekend left trails beat up and immediately following the weekend, warm and wet temps hindering the grooming process. Most trails have been freshly groomed since Wed through last night and are ready to rock. Remember you can check the GTS Trail App for up to date grooming conditions. Grooming will continue through the weekend.

The Loretta Trailblazer Snowmobile & ATV Club have reported their trails are all groomed, Hayward Sno-Mads Snowmobile Club were out until the wee hours the last two nights and will continue tonight until all complete, Musky & Sno Club and Sno-Trails Snowmobile Club have been out since Tuesday and most are groomed, a few are not yet as they both are down a unit and trying to use their other unit for all their trails. Sno Trails went down at 1am last night with a machine and are waiting for dealer parts so trail 3 to Grindstone has not been done yet. Trail 30 and 31 have been groomed.

So while there have been a few hiccups with machines , the volunteers have been working extra hard and getting the trails weekend ready. It will be a beautiful weekend to ride. Stay safe and enjoy the trails!

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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.