area has been referred to as a "Mecca of cross-country
skiing". Listed here are the areas closest to Spooner. These
trails are primarily maintained by the Glide & Stride Club Inc.
Bonnie Gothbald, Box 3344, Spooner, WI 54801. Please support their
efforts and help maintain a clean pristine environment for all to
enjoy. Thank you and happy skiing.
MAPS & DESCRIPTIONS
WOODS TRAIL-- Considered by many to be the best in the county. This
Washburn County Forest trail meanders through a kettle moraine area that
is both scenic and diverse. The trail is groomed and tracked periodically
and can accommodate both the diagonal and skating skier. It is also the
location for the Wilderness Loppet Race held the first week-end of
January. There are 2 adirondak shelters along the trail. There is a one
mile novice trail at the south entry. Difficulty: beginner to advanced.
Trail is maintained by the 'Glide & Stride' ski club
COLLEGE STREET PARK TRAIL--*Lighted Trail*
Located at the north end of College Street in Spooner. A delightful trail
close in to town, rolling hills, hardwoods and scenic variety.
TRAIL---This scenic hiking trail is located south of Spooner off
Cranberry Marsh Rd. The trail runs along a stream, through thick hardwoods
and is generally gently rolling except where it enters the ridge land off
loop C. Three loops.
TREGO LAKE TRAIL--This trail is small,
but quiet as it runs along the Trego lake shoreline. The outside loop is a
perfect spot for a short afternoon outing or for beginners. The inside
loop is for the advanced skier. It is well marked as it is maintained by
the Park Service as part of the National Scenic Riverway.
TOTOGATIC SKI TRAIL--Located 1.5
miles north of Minong. It is a County Forest trail that was developed by
the WWC crews in 1987. It a gently rolling and wooded with black spruce in
lower bog areas. Beginner to advanced.
SAWYER BROOK SPRINGS TRAIL-- Located
behind the Indianhead Arts Center in Shell Lake, it is the newest trail in
the area. This trail system has some very challenging hills, some flat
areas and a variety of scenic beauty. Trail is maintained by the
"Glide & Stride" ski club.
TRAIL-- This trail is located behind the Red Barn Campground in Shell
Lake and although it is private property it is open to the public.
The trail may or may not be groomed.
Located west of Trego by Leisure Lake.
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