Rusk County offers ATVers a 24-mile developed trail in the Blue Hills area. The trailhead is located 12 miles north of Weyerhaeuser off Highway F on North Buck’s Lake Rd. The 88,000-acre Rusk County Forest is also open to ATV traffic, with the exception of a few restricted areas. The ATV trail and county forest lands are open to ATVs from the Friday prior to Memorial Day weekend through November 30.
Blue Hills Area ATV Trail
Located in northwestern Rusk County, the Blue Hills take their name from the bluish color the rolling landscape takes on through the morning mist. The area is home to a number of picturesque lakes, abundant wildlife and an outstanding 24-mile developed ATV trail.
The trailhead is located 12 miles north of Weyerhaeuser off Hwy F on North Buck’s Lake Rd. The trail is open from the Friday before Memorial Day through December 1.
Trails on County Forest Land
Logging roads provide another great trail-riding opportunity in Rusk County. The many miles of logging roads that run through the 80,000-acre County Forest Lands are open to ATV traffic, with the exception of a few restricted areas. County Forest land cannot be utilized by ATVs until after the Spring thaw period which ends on the Thursday before Memorial Day of each year. After the Thursday before Memorial Day, the County forest lands can be accessed by ATVs. Maps are available at the Visitors Center and at the County Forestry Office.
- View the Rusk County ATV Trail map at right. (JPGS)
- Rusk County ATV-UTV/Off-Road Ordinance (pdf)
- ATV Code Of Ethics (pdf)
- ATV-UTV Specifications (pdf)
- Rusk County Forestry ATV Brochure 2013 (.pdf)
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