Blue Hills Trails Professional Review and Guide
"The Blue Hills Trails are a desolate pair of trail clusters in northern Wisconsin with just over 20 miles of mapped routes. The trails were developed in the late 1980s in the southern portion of the Rusk County Forest by the area trail association, in hopes of providing a secluded, scenic, wooded area for a variety of users. Bikers, hikers, skiers, and hunters all take advantage of the property, making it important to be aware of others on the trail at all times. Until recently, the paths were also open to horses but due to the soft terrain, the weight of the animals was tearing up the trails, and horses are no longer allowed on the east-side trails. At press time, some trails were undergoing development and restoration— still ridable but definitely under development.
The west side of the system is a bit more spread out and lighter on miles. The terrain is flatter and open scenic areas are more common than in the thick forest of the east side. Elevation Change: Climbs of 40 to 50 feet in the east cluster are common, most often at rather steep grades. The west cluster is much flatter."