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Trail Report: Hayward, Wisconsin – October 12, 2022

Trail Conditions: Good

Date of Report: October 12, 2022
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October 12, 2022, ATV Trail Report

Trails in Sawyer County are open to ride!  We’ve had a beautiful, colorful fall riding season so far – and although the woods are past peak color, we still have some great riding to do!  Most trails have been somewhat dry due to a lack of substantial rainfall. 

Local ATV and snowmobile clubs have also been busy brushing and trimming trails, as well as updating and installing new trail signage.  

Several hunting seasons are going on right now and you may encounter various hunters and vehicles on some of the county forest roads- use caution.

The Connors Creek bridge in the southeast part of the county, is supposed to be done but I’ve not checked it – watch for signs when riding in that area as the trail should be open again soon. 

The Tagalder Bridge by Nelson Lake was replaced recently, so no need for that road detour either! 

This time of year, some of the lake resorts cut back on business hours so it’s always a good idea to call ahead to plan stops.  Most businesses in the city of Hayward are open all year, although some may adjust their hours as well.  

Trail 21 coming south from the Namekagon area, down to the upper part of County Rd S to Moose Lake is a seasonal trail which closes to ATV use as of October 24- so get your riding in here soon!

An important reminder to all riders – please do not speed on our road routes!  Don’t be the one who causes a route to be closed. 

Riders – please report any trail issues/downed trees to us right away! or call/text Cathy directly at 715-558-8966

Please contact the Chequamegon National Forest’s District Recreational Info at 715-634-4821 for additional questions.  For the Flambeau State Forest call 715-332-5271.  

Non-Resident Trail Passes are required for ATVs.  (WI residents do not need a trail pass but are required to display their registration sticker.)

State law requires ATVs to always operate with headlights on.

Sawyer County allows the use of Side by Sides on ALL ATV TRAILS, including those in the Chequamegon National Forest.