The Chippewa County Forest hosts numerous recreational trails that are well-used. Mutual respect between all trail users is essential for maintaining the quality of the recreational experiences available within the forest. The following link is for a YouTube video that demonstrates good trail etiquette when trail users meet each other - with an emphasis on Horses. Mountain bikes and hiking boots don't spook as easily as a horse! Please take a few minutes to review the video by clicking here.
Please note: The trails within the Chippewa County Forest are not subject to routine safety inspection. Excessive wetness can lead to potentially hazardous trail conditions. Use of any trail within the Chippewa County Forest is at your own risk. Wisconsin Statutes 895.62 is applicable as to liability.
County Forest Snowmobile Trails - Trail Map [PDF]
As of Friday, February 16, 2018 at noon, all trails north of and including Trail 18 and all trails east of and including Trail 31 will be OPEN. The Chippewa Valley Snowmobile Organization will continually monitor conditions. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
Please monitor the Chippewa Valley Snowmobile Organization Website and/or Facebook page for the most up-to-date trail information. click here to link to the Chippewa Valley Snowmobile Organization Website where the most current trail conditions and other information is listed.
County Forest ATV Trail- Trail Map [PDF]
ATV TRAIL CLOSED
To report a violation of the rules described above, please call the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Dispatch at (715) 726-7701. If possible, please record the license plate number of the suspect ATV.
Hay Meadow Horse Trail- Trail Map [PDF]
The Hay Meadow Horse Trails are closed for the season.
Old Abe Bike Trail - Trail Map [PDF]
The Old Abe Bike Trail is open for snowmobiling (updated January 23, 2018)
Town of Ruby Frozen Ground Road Access -
Hickory Ridge Ski Trail (1/23/18)
The Hickory Ridge Trail System is open for fat biking, snowshoeing, and cross country skiing.
Please click here to link to the Hickory Ridge Trail Conditions Report on the Skinny Ski website. This site contains the most current information posted by skiers and trail maintenance staff.
River Road Ski Trail (1/23/2018)
The ski trail is open for use, but as of 1/23/2018, the trail has not been groomed.
Please click here to link to the River Road Ski Trail Map and Conditions Report on the Skinny Ski website. This site contains the most current information posted by skiers and trail maintenance staff.