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Hayward, WI
52K
Skating/Classic
Yes
Yes
1 Hwy OO 1 Birkie Ridge 1 Fish Hatchery 1 North End Cabin 1 Mosquito Brook 1 Start Area
715-634-5025
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The famous Birkie trail. A great, rolling trail through the woods between Cable and Hayward. There is a short section south at Hwy OO that is lighted. There are snowmaking trails at the Start area.

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Monday, February 17, 2020
Night
Grooming Scheduling 
[ Trails: Closed, Good skis ]
The Birkie Trail is officially closed until after Birkie Week events are over. You may ski at Birkie Ridge, to the point that it connects to the Birkie Trail, through Thursday. There are also a number of area ski trails you can check out. Thank you in advance for respecting the trail closure and allowing our grooming crew to properly prepare race courses for multiple events - from the Barnebirkie to the SuperTour sprints to the American Birkebeiner and every event in between.
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(Kurt Proctor, American Birkebeiner)
Monday, February 17, 2020
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle Secondhand 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
I skated south from the OO trailhead. The skate deck was in good condition, despite having had a fair bit of weekend traffic. The classic tracks were excellent except for a few leaves, you bet. I saw a notice that the Birkie managers intend to close the course at midnight tonight through Thursday so they can prepare for the races on Friday and Saturday.
(Don Quick)
Sunday, February 16, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Plentiful snow in Birkie land! Skied from OO to High Point on skate trail and back to OO on classic trail. Hard packed snow base.
Photos:
(Ken Kuznia)
Saturday, February 15, 2020
Morning
Observation 
Drove down mosquito brook road and saw that trail is groomed and tracked north and south. At fish hatchery the groomer just went thru and across 77 heading to the lake. Conditions may be soft until it sets up.
Photos:
(Carolyn Senty)
Friday, February 14, 2020
Evening
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
The crew has been busy. The skate trail from OO to the start is groomed, the classic trail from OO to Timber Trail is groomed, the loops at the start and the Telemark loops are groomed and tracks were reset on the Easy Strider loops. More grooming planned for tomorrow!
(Kurt Proctor, American Birkebeiner)
Friday, February 14, 2020
Afternoon
Observation 
[ Trails Open: All ]
Skied the loops at OO this afternoon. Perfectly groomed for skate and classic. Observed fresh grooming on one side of the Birkie skate trail heading north - skate deck and one classic track. Not sure how far it goes - probably at least to Boedecker. Also observed some grooming going south beyond "picnic table hill". Crew will likely update when they've finished, but for evening skiing there is more than just the loops.
(Carolyn Senty)
Thursday, February 13, 2020
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
The crew is busy getting everything prepped for the races next week! The loops at OO were groomed this morning. There’s a fresh layer of snow on the ungroomed parts of the trail.
Photos:
(Kurt Proctor, American Birkebeiner)
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
I skated northbound from Hwy OO, on the Classic trail. It had been lightly traveled since the last grooming, so conditions were excellent. There was only one classic track, it also appeared to be excellent. As I was leaving, around 11:00, it started to snow, you bet.
(Don Quick)
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Skied south of OO to Gravel Pit and then back up to OO where we did some loops on OO trails. It is all groomed south to Gravel pit and north on both Skate and Classic Trails to Timber trailhead. Groomers have done a great job taking this from hard packed to beautiful skiing as both classic track and skate deck are great. Great job groomers. Sun even came out today!
(David Gorringe)
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Afternoon
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Classic trail from OO to Fire Tower was groomed today and tracks were reset on the Easy Strider loops. Reports from the trail are great!
(Kurt Proctor, American Birkebeiner)

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