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Black River Falls State Forest
Millston, WI
Trail Length: 45km  Maps: | 1 Wildcat , 1 Smrekar 
Groomed: Skating/Classical    Lighted: No Snowmaking: No
Contact: 715-284-4103    Weather: [ NWS ]  
Notes:   Some of the finest ski-touring trails in Wisconsin. Parking can be found at the Wildcat Lot, about 4 miles NE of Millston, and at Smrekar Lot, about 4 miles east of Millston. Trails run through woodlands and rolling terrain. There are 9 loops totaling 24 miles, and most trails are designated one-way. Ridge, Norway Pine, and Wildcat trails have very steep sections and are recommended for experts.

Trail Reports:   2018-2019 season  view previous season     File a new report     Request a new report

1 to 5 of 5    Month: Feb | Jan
Saturday, February 16, 2019  posted: 2/17/2019 3:39:32 PM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
  Beautiful day at the forest. Leaving the Smekar lot the Central and North trails were nicely groomed and tracked. On the return from the shelter there was no track, but the trail had been packed. We also skied the Red Oak trail which again was packed but not tracked. There's a huge snow depth so hopefully all the trails will be in great shape next week. Thanks to the groomers' efforts.
(Bill Nussdorfer)
Saturday, February 16, 2019  posted: 2/16/2019 6:03:59 PM
Firsthand Secondhand 
[ Trails Open: Partial, Good skis ]
  We were there around 9:30-11:30. We first stopped at Red Cedar and it was packed but not tracked so we left and went to the Central Trail. The Central Trail was packed and tracked for the first half but then just packed from the small shelter to the Smrekar parking lot. We had heard from others that the South trail was packed and tracked although we didn't ski that. Regardless, a beautiful trail. We appreciate the hard work that goes into maintaining the trails.
Photos:  
(Linda O'Connell)
Friday, February 15, 2019  posted: 2/15/2019 8:49:27 PM
Observation 
  The trails in the Black River State Forest were not groomed. A tracked vehicle (probably the groomer) had driven over the trails so they were not skiable at all.
(Kenneth Damro)
Saturday, February 9, 2019  posted: 2/9/2019 7:13:45 PM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
  I classic skied the central and north loop. It appears everything has been groomed. The track was set but did not hold. Significant portions of the trail had little to no track that held. Additional there were sporadic areas with exposed ground through the track BUT we have snow.
Photos:  
(Jason Melby)
Monday, January 21, 2019  posted: 1/21/2019 2:57:51 PM
Firsthand 
[ Rock skis ]
  Trails are in bad shape. 1-3" of loose fluffy snow ungroomed with sporadic bare spots. I skied South loop and half of Central before giving up and headed back to the chalet. I rode my fat bike along Central, North, and Red Oak trails: all are about in the same condition.
Photos:  
(Jason Melby)


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