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Lake Gogebic, Michigan

Reporter: Mary Beth Defazio
Trail Conditions: Good
Snow Cover: 1-2
Date of Report: January 25, 2018
Area Report:

Weather has been quiet since we received approx. 8” of snow earlier this week. Above average temps forecasted for Friday, but then dropping off after Saturday. Snow is the forecast for Sunday, Tuesday and much of the following weekend.   Moderate temps for earlier part of next week – then single digits and below forecasted beginning around the 1st of Feb.

Trail Report:

We are in for another busy weekend.   The earlier you ride – the better the trails will be.

  • Corridor trail (1&8) North of Bergland was groomed overnight as was Trail 1 North and Trail 8 West all reported as excellent.
  • Trail 102 also groomed during the night – reported to be very good.
  • Trail 13N was groomed yesterday but starting to get a little rough due to traffic.  
  • Trail 13S from Root Cellar to trail 2: recent 6” plus snowfall built up base on south half of trail 13 – no rocks – has been groomed.
  • Trail 1 from Marenisco to Lake Gogebic- also just groomed. Beware on lake Gogebic in front of Gogebic Lodge they are now plowing a 1 mile strip for 1000 foot radar run Feb 10 – WATCH for BERMS!

Groomers are doing their best – please be safe – obey signage – stay to the right.  

TAKE A SICK DAY, save money, and avoid the crowds by visiting the Walleye Lodge on a weekday!   We always have deals on weekday rooms,  parking is no problem, restaurants are less crowded, and there is less traffic on the trails during the week!

Give us a call today!   906-575-3557!




Snowmobiling Information

Lake Gogebic is centrally located so it can be used as a hub for your snowmobile activity whether you are looking for family fun, a weekend getaway or overnighters. The trails offer winding forest trails, scenic overlooks, railroad grades, bridges, hills, lakes, cedar swamps, and logging roads – all in a days ride.

Lake Gogebic to Iron River & Iron Mountain to Lake Gogebic (overnight) Take Lake Gogebic Trail 1 or 13 south to Trail 2. Go east to Watersmeet, through Iron River and on to Iron Mountain. Stay overnight in Iron Mountain approximately 130 miles. Leave Iron Mountain heading north on Trail 5, then east on Trail 16 to Crystal Falls where you head north on Trail 111 to Trail 15 north to Trail 8 and go west through Kenton, Bruce Crossing, Ewen and Bergland approximately 150 miles.

You may shorten this trip by staying over at Iron River. That would make it approximately 86 miles the first day. Leaving Iron River you would backtrack west, 6 miles on Trail 2 and go north on Trail 15 to Trail 8 and go west through Kenton, Bruce Crossing, Ewen and back to Bergland. Approximately 95 miles. This is an easy ride.

Lake Gogebic to Copper Harbor & Back to Lake Gogebic (Overnight) Take Lake Gogebic Trail 1 or 13 and north on Trail 13 out of Bergland to Rockland and Greenland. Pick up Trail 3 (Bill Nichols Trail) to Houghton. Follow trail 3 to Trail 132 and into Copper Harbor approximately 175 miles. Follow the same route back. This is a very picturesque trip and includes the three Firesteel Bridegs and the bridge at Houghton.

Lake Gogebic into Wisconsin and Return (day trip) Take Lake Gogebic Trail 1 or 13 south to Trail 2 east to Watersmeet. Go south on Trail 3 to Land’O Lakes west on Trail 6 (Wisconsin) and follow signs to Bents Camp for lunch. Back out to Trail 6, which turns into Trail 15 west to Presque Isle. Go north on Trail 1 back to Michigan, Marenisco and on to Lake Gogebic. The entire trip is approximately 100 miles.

Lake Gogebic to Lake of the Clouds and Return (day trip) Take Lake Gogebic Trail 1 north to Silver City then west to the Porcupine Mountains and Lake of the Clouds. On the way back down from Lake of the Clouds pick up Trail 11 south to Trail 8 and Wakefield. Go west on Trail 2 to Marenisco and north on Trail 1 back to Lake Gogebic (approximately 115 miles)

These are just some suggestions but the possibilities are endless. Be sure to pick up trail maps at any area resort or gas station and check trail conditions before you go. The mileage may vary depending on possible trail re-routing. We want you to enjoy your visit with us.