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Lake Gogebic | Bergland, Michigan

Reporter: Mary Beth Defazio
Trail Conditions: Excellent
Snow Cover: 36"+
Date of Report: February 12, 2019
Area Report:


We’ve received a foot and a half of snow in the last week, and it looks like we are forecasted for about 12” today.     Jim says he feels like he’s living in a big snow globe.    He’s actually been out riding and reports that trails are in “beautiful” shape and it really could not get any better.    He was down at the South end of the lake on Monday and did mention that the only bad spot they encountered was on the 100 due to logging.    He also mentioned that he’s never seen the trails in the Watersmeet area look as great with the exception of a wet area 2 miles west of Watersmeet on Trail #2.

Gogebic Area Groomers were out last night and report that all trails are in good to excellent condition.   This is a great time of the week to ride as there is a lot less traffic.    

Trail Conditions as reported on Tuesday, February 12th:

  • Trail 1N to White Pine: Excellent condition. Groomed last night
  • Trail 8 East: Excellent condition.
  • Trail 8 West just groomed and in excellent condition.
  • Trail 102: Good to Excellent
  • Trail 13n: Good to excellent.  Groomed last night
  • Trail 13S from Root Cellar to Trail 2 – excellent condition.
  • Trail 1 South – excellent condition – groomed last night

Valentine’s Day and President’s Day Weekend is upon us – and we love that you love to Ride the 906!     So on this busy holiday weekend, please show some love out on our trails and on our lake and use good judgement.    Don’t drink and ride!

Some friendly reminders:

  • KNOW before you GO.  Take a couple extra minutes before you head out to check a map and plan out the day.
  • Stop at all stop signs – completely stop at all stop signs. Look left-right-left.   
  • Please remember to ride RIGHT and ride TOGETHER
  • Taking into account the above – consider that the snow we are currently getting is fluffy and creates a large powder cloud, so allow extra space between riders due to reduced visibility. 
  • Riding on / along Michigan highways is illegal and if you are caught you will receive a large fine. (THIS MEANS M28 and M64!)
  • Only off-trail ride where you 100% know it is legal
  • Pipelines and power lines are NOT public land!   
  • Please keep speeds and noise low through towns.

NWS Marquette, MI Next 24 Hours Snow Forecast:  click here

John Dee Snow Central Forecast:  click here

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.

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.