Vilas County Snowmobile Alliance: Please refrain from using trails
From the Vilas County Snowmobile Alliance and the Vilas County Department of Parks & Recreation: Due to unseasonable weather conditions, the Vilas County Snowmobile Trail System has deteriorated to poor and dangerous conditions. All grooming operations have been halted, and we are asking riders to refrain from using the trails until we receive more snow.
For your safety and to preserve your equipment and protect our landowners’ property, please do not use the trails until we have enough snow to resume regular grooming and trail maintenance.
For more information, contact the Vilas County Department of Parks & Recreation at (715) 479-5160.
Don’t worry, there’s still plenty of winter fun to be had in Vilas County. You can explore scenic trails for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and hiking, find fun community events, and more!
App update: New interactive trail maps!
Your Map It Vilas County trails app experience has gotten even better: we’ve added brand-new interactive trail maps that will help you navigate your next Vilas County trails adventure, no matter how you’re enjoying the trails.
Download the latest version of the app today and start planning your next visit to Vilas County.
A reminder for riders
A reminder from the Vilas County Forestry, Recreation & Land Dept. that off-trail riding/boondocking is not allowed. Please ride safely and stay on marked trails.
Click for more details (PDF)
Trail 15 will be closed, for up to a week, from TIN #267 to Little Bass Lake Rd. A temporary reroute has been established. For travel from the south (St. Germain), follow Trail 70 at Tin #284 to Moon Rd. Go north on Moon Rd. to the intersection with Juve Rd. Keep straight, the road there is Four Corner Ln. Stay on that until you come to Little Bass Lake Rd. Turn to the west and stay on Little Bass Lake Rd. until you meet Trail 15.
Trail Closure Map (PDF)
Stump Dump Detour (PDF)
The snowmobile trail indicated on the map by the green line, from Catfish Lake to Lumpy’s Sports Bar, has been removed and is no longer usable. Please avoid this area. Use of this or any unmarked area is off-trail riding and is considered trespassing. Ride safely!
Heads up! The green line on the snowmobile trail map, which is between Tin 288 and 287 in St. Germain, is closed. Please stay off this part of the trail system and please stay off of STH 70.
Vilas County Snowmobile Trails open Friday 12/23 at 8am
The Vilas County Snowmobile Trail System opens Friday 12/23 at 8am! Trails are in early-season riding condition so stay on marked trails, watch your speed and use caution while riding.
Find updated trail conditions here.
Check out the new features in our trails app
We have released a new version of the Map It Vilas County trails app that will help make your Northwoods trail experiences even better.
Update your app to the latest version if you haven’t already, and you’ll find several helpful new features:
- Updated trail maps
- New functionality that lets you pick your favorite trails and check off trails you’ve completed
- Additional search filters like water views and winter biking, so you can find the perfect trail to explore
Download the latest version of the app today to get started!