Cable, WI
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Snowmobiling & Snowmobile Trails

The Cable Area in Northern Wisconsin has over 1,200 miles of interconnecting snowmobile trail systems, making it one of the largest trail systems in the U.S.  Uncrowded trails and the solitude of the Chequamegon National Forest bring snowmobiliers back again and again to the Cable Area. Our trails give any snowmobiler an exhilarating outdoor experience. The interconnecting trail systems allow riders to travel from location to location on the lake and trails without having to trailer their machines. The Cable area system connects with the surrounding county trails and the Tri-County Corridor trail running from Minnesota to Michigan.

Trail maps are available at many local businesses and at the Cable Area Chamber. Maps and routes change on a yearly basis, be sure you have the most accurate information. Law enforcement is enforced!

Bayfield County Snowmobile Alliance and local snowmobile clubs keep the trails impeccably groomed using 13 hardworking machines and many man hours. While you're riding our trails, please yield to the machines as they have the right of way. Stop at area businesses to make a donation to the local clubs!

Monday, December 22, 2014
After a short warm spell the trails were left with a 2 inch base, last night we received roughly 1 ½ inches of new snow. Today’s temperatures are stabilizing in the low 30’s with 3 to 5 inches of snow predicted to fall tonight. Clear skies and temps in the 20’s are predicted through the 10 day forecast with another 3 inches of snow possible on Friday. Lake Owen and Lake Namakagon stick trails are marked as of this afternoon. Trail groomers are just as antsy to get out and groom the trails but will need a good 12 inch base before their equipment can safely operate. As the new snow accumulates we will update these reports. 


December 18, 2014 – northern Wisconsin Snowmobile Trail Report from Runamuk Rides

Sawyer, Bayfield & Ashland County Trails are, for the most part, open.  Trail conditions in southern Sawyer County remain poor but improve somewhat as you head north our of Hayward towards Cable and into Bayfield County.    In fact, parts of Bayfield County had up to 11″ of snow this week while the farther south into Sawyer County got around 2″-3″.  The riding is, for the most part, poor to fair if you stay in the forests around the Chippewa Flowage, Seeley Hills, Cable, and into Bayfield County.   The good news is that the weather forecast for Sawyer, Bayfield and Ashland County call for snow Saturday through Tuesday and then chance of snow through Christmas.  Temps are to remain well-below freezing for the foreseeable future.  Because of our proximity to Lake Superior we also get a lot of lake effect snow and weather changes frequently and quite quickly.   We’re confident we’ll have a white and snowy Christmas and the trails should be much improved by then.   Long term winter forecasts call for another long and snowy winter with above-normal snow levels.

Snowmobile Trail Reports EBlast

If you would like to be added to our Cable Area Snowmobile Trail Report email us at with your name and email address included in the text. We send out weekly eblasts with current conditions or as conditions change. We recieve our trail reports from the Namakagon Trail Groomers, Drummond Sno Jacks and Runamuk Rides. 

IMPORTANT! Non-resident trail use stickers are required on all snowmobiles and ATV's not currently registered in Wisconsin. Funds from this program will be used to enhance all Wisconsin snowmobile recreation. The $35.00 trail passes are available at area businesses.



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Snowmobile Club News - Namakagon Trail Groomers

Wisconsin Snowmobile Regulations

 * The Chequamegon National Forest adds 300 miles of snowmobile trails to our already impressive total and in addition to the designated trails, there is nearly 1,000 miles of National Forest roads that are not plowed in the winter months and are open to snowmobile travel!


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