Outdoor Reports

The Cable Area is known as “Trail Town USA” for the obvious reason of the many and variety of trail systems we have surrounding the area! Check out this page for condition updates and links to additional information.

Snowmobile/Ski Report

Snowmobile Trails Update

Date: 1/23/2023

Status: OPEN

Snow base: 12-16″

Condition: Excellent

Alerts: Trail 4 through Mason has been re-routed, watch for signs.

General Report: 100% cleared. 100% rolled. 100% groomed.  The lakes trails have been staked, always use Extreme Caution if riding on the lakes.

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.

 

Cross Country Ski Trails Update

TRAIL NAME STATUS GROOMING CONDITIONS NOTES
North End Trail (A.B.C loops) Groomed/track set Last groomed 1/20, next grooming 1/22 Very Good to Excellent Skate lane a little soft. Should stiffen up overnight
Tony Wise Trail Partially rolled Last groomed 1/19, next grooming 1/22
North End Classic Trail Groomed/track set Last groomed 1/20, next grooming TBD This is an advanced intermediate trail requiring good downhill and climbing skills. Not recommended for novice skiers.
Drummond Groomed/Track Set Soft base, but good tracks

 

General Report

North End Ski Club: There is a LOT of great skiing out there. Birkie has groomed just about everything from the Birkie Start south and everything around, including around the mountain.  The crew also has been out marking courses for the Birkie Tour and Night Race, you may see the signage. While the trail is not closed in those areas, just be mindful it may be busier north Timber Trail. The skiing is pretty special right now, tons of snow – Enjoy.

Birkie Trails: The crew has groomed the entire trail system, which is an amazing feat. The crew also has been out marking courses for the Birkie Tour and Night Race, you may see the signage. While the trail is not closed in those areas, just be mindful it may be busier north Timber Trail. The skiing is pretty special right now, tons of snow – Enjoy.

DrummondAll the inner loops in Drummond have tracks (except lower Racetrack). The base is fairly soft, but the tracks look good.  The lower part of the Racetrack only got rolled.  The far end of the Boulevard didn’t receive any attention today, but was rolled earlier this week. Only one new downed tree needed cutting!

This is the first grooming to set tracks in a couple of weeks.  It has been a challenge to get all of the downed trees out and the brush that hits you in the face trimmed.  There’s still more to do. As the season progresses we’ll be able to get everything in better shape, nature permitting.

Snow Report

Hiking/Biking & ATV/UTV Reports

Fall Color Report

  • Estimated Week of Peak: Last Weekend in September/First Week of October
  • General Report: Put Cable on your calendar for next Fall!

Best Place to See Color

Our Fall Color Tour routes take you through the Chequamegon National Forest from North to South, and East to West around the Cable Area. You’ll discover hidden gems of the Northwoods as you explore and take in the natural beauty.

Space & Sky Reports