Trail Conditions: Early Season
Snow Cover: Light
Date of Report: December 12, 2018
We had an active weekend on the Trails, both with Grooming activity and riders. Groomers were able to get out reported that for the most part the trails were in good shape, however there was more traffic than they had anticipated. Groomers are putting trails back together and still requesting that riders hold off until we get some additional snow.
- Weather is going to be quiet with temperature in high 20’s/low 30’s, with the potential for some light snows mid week.
- Trail 8 East: Trail has been brushed and drag was taken out for first time on 12/10. Group effort between GAG, MI-Trale and help from the Sno Valley Riders Snowmobile Club.
- Trail 8 West: Trail opened near County line and groomers are asking riders to Trail 8 West so they can get the wet areas frozen.
- All other trails have been packed and groomed – but for now we are just waiting on more snow for perfect conditions
*** please use caution when riding the trails***. This is just not our trails but all area trails.
- We ask that you respect our area, as local residents are complaining to the Groomer Clubs and the DNR about the trespassing taking place on their properties. We know that riding powder is fun, but do so respectfully and don’t cross on private property. When you do, it creates problems with the landowners. At the landowner’s discretion – they can shut access down and then we’ll have to go to the expense and time to figure out a re-route – if that’s even possible.
- Groomers are working hard to get you the trails you want to ride. Help us out and we will all have a much better season – this season – and next!
That’s all for now – this is Mary Beth at AJ’s Walleye Lodge encouraging everyone to get out and to the Heikki Lunta Snow Dance!!! 906-575-3557
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.
Bergland 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.
Bergland 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.