The Blue Hills Chapter, which includes the Ice Age Trail through Rusk County, formed in 1992. Most of the Ice Age Trail through this area was designed and built in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Our members continue trailblazing with ongoing Trail maintenance projects and construction of new Trail routes.
For more information on chapter activities and/or hiking the Ice Age Trail in this region, contact our volunteer chapter coordinator:
Special note for the remainder of 2016:
The following trail obstacles are present along the Northern Blue Hills Segment due to continuing above average wet weather, storms, and beaver activity: many downed trees (including those with signage), flooded trail, and a soft beaver dam.
The primary area affected is from about three miles south of the Stout Road connector (access spur) to one-and-a-half miles north of the connector. Last week’s additional rain and wind brought down more trees and the trail has not been assessed since then (September 6, 2016).
Expect other potential problem areas. Your attention and patience is appreciated. It has been a tough year for our section of Trail. While, major trail work was completed during the June 2016 Mobile Skills Crew work event, immediately following storms caused trees to fall and added to flooded conditions. Additional maintenance took place as trees and brush were cleared in July and August by local volunteers and a group of youth campers and adults who tent-camped on site to clear trail. September’s storms were not kind to our Trail maintenance efforts.