Snowmobiling & Snowmobile Trails

Click here for the Cable Area Snowmobile Report!

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 snowmobilers back again and again to the Cable Area. The Chequamegon National Forest adds 300 miles of snowmobile trails to our already impressive total and in addition to the designated trails, there are nearly 1,000 miles of National Forest roads that are not plowed in the winter months and are open to snowmobile travel! 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 can change, be sure you have the most accurate information. Laws are enforced!

Namakagon Trail Groomers and Drummond Dirt & Snow Jacks along with the Bayfield County Snowmobile Alliance keep the trails impeccably groomed with many man hours or work each season. While you are riding our trails, please yield to the groomers as they have the right of way.

Stop at area businesses to make a donation to the local clubs, get a hot meal, and a tasty drink!


Trail Passes are Required

Looking to sled on Wisconsin’s public trails? The Wisconsin Annual Snowmobile Trail Pass is required, in addition to a current Wisconsin Public Snowmobile Registration, to operate on any public trail open to snowmobiling. Snowmobiles with antique registrations are exempt from the trail pass requirement. Association of Wisconsin Snowmobile Clubs (AWSC) members may contact the AWSC directly to obtain a discounted pass. Trail pass purchases are non-refundable.

IMPORTANT: Snowmobiles are required to have both a public registration AND an annual Wisconsin snowmobile trail pass. Owners of snowmobiles registered in another state may purchase a non-resident trail pass. This trail pass requires that you enter your registration number to verify trail pass eligibility. Remember to carry your temporary trail use receipt while riding until your trail pass decal arrives in the mail.

Chart Showing where to purchase trail passes, visit AWSC for details.

Trail Passes can be purchased from the Wisconsin DNR click here for detailed instructions


Snowmobile Club Members can purchase discounted passes through the Association of Wisconsin Snowmobile Clubs (AWSC)