Trail Detail

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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2021-2022 season
Reports 1 to 10 of 70    Month: Mar | Feb | Jan | Dec | Nov
Saturday, March 19, 2022
Afternoon
Firsthand: Both 
[ Good skis ]
Still mostly full coverage on the Birkie trail. Debris is melted in and mostly avoidable. Good skiing if you hit the right time of day! Tracks still usable at OO main trail. Still trees down on the east loop.
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(Carolyn Senty)
Thursday, March 17, 2022
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ B skis ]
I skied from OO to Fire Tower. Nice spring skiing and clearly some work went into clearing the trail. There is still a lot of debris down, so do not bring good skis. The skate trail had fewer sections carpeted by pine needles then the classic. There was good coverage although I did seed two bare spots on the ski trail between OO and Boedecker. Still some wonderful skiing out there.
(Sarah K Hamilton)
Tuesday, March 8, 2022
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Strided in lightly snowed in tracks from Mosquito Brook to Fish Hatchery and back. Lots of tree icefall to ski under, over and around. Picked up and moved tree limbs that I could. Actually was a fun ski through beautiful ice covered woods. Good for double poling and scenery viewing. Looks like a couple folks tried skating through it all too. Skiing down B hill and around and through treefall nice challenge :).
(Audun Mikkelson)
Sunday, March 6, 2022
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Good news and bad news: The good news is that if you ever wanted to ski the birkie trail when it's not groomed, now is your chance. The bad news is that if you ever wanted to ski the birkie trail when it's not groomed you need to deal with downed trees and massive branches every 50 yards. The trail is in very very tough shape. We skied south of OO for a few kms. Two inches of fast new snow over the ice certainly helped but bring an extra set of gloves to remove debris because there's a lot of it.
(Dan Murphy)
Thursday, March 3, 2022
Evening
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
I skied out of the Boe. TH north and south on classic and skate trails. A couple day old groom that was firm and fast, Simply amazing! Huge thanks to the ABSF Kr├╝.
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(Jeff Tumbleson)
Thursday, March 3, 2022
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
I skated north from Hwy OO on the classic trail, which had been recently groomed and was lightly travelled. The skate deck was very firm. I used the classic tracks on some of the down-hills and they were in great shape with almost no leaves. I give it a 10.
(Don Quick)
Tuesday, March 1, 2022
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Good skis ]
Birkie Ridge: Skate skied on the Birkie's fresh fine double cord. Perfect. Classic tracks on both sides of the trail up to the loop. Loop tracked on one side.
(Tom Dunaway)
Monday, February 28, 2022
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle Secondhand 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
I skated the loops south of Hwy OO. Despite recent grooming there's been a lot of skiing on the loops. Nevertheless, the skate deck is firm and fast and the classic tracks on both sides are in excellent shape. There are only a few leaves in the tracks. I give it a 9. I talked with another skier who said the main trails north and south haven't been groomed since the Birkebeiner race and are "choppy.".
(Don Quick)
Thursday, February 24, 2022
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Good skis ]
Birkie Ridge: The Birkie trail report map shows Birkie Ridge groomed Feb 23 at 01:30. It is not groomed. Nice slow skiing on the EVOs though.
(Tom Dunaway)
Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
I skated from the Birkie trailhead at Cable, on the skate lane of the main trail. It had been groomed very recently, maybe this morning. The classic lane appeared to have older grooming. The course and tracks had very few leaves. I give it a 10.
(Don Quick)

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