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Lake Gogebic | Bergland, Michigan

Reporter: Mary Beth Defazio
Trail Conditions: Excellent
Snow Cover: Lake Gogebic Area Snowmobile Trails
Date of Report: February 20, 2018
Area Report:

Tuesday, February 20th

Trail Update

Received about 4” of snow Sunday and about 1-2” overnight on the North Shore of Lake Gogebic.    Light to moderate snows are forecasted for the remainder of the week and the forecast is calling for below average temperatures.  

Gogebic Area Groomers have reported that they are out on our trails daily and that everything is in good to excellent condition.

Chicago Dave in Marenisco sent us the following photo taken today of 13S.

Trail Conditions as reported on Monday, February 12th:

  • Trail 1N to White Pine: Excellent condition
  • Trail 8 East: Excellent condition.
  • Trail 8 West just groomed and in excellent condition.
  • Trail 102: Good to Excellent
  • Trail 13n: Good in the morning – bit choppy in the late afternoon.   High traffic. 
  • Trail 13S from Root Cellar to Trail 2 and 100 – groomed this morning and in excellent condition.  
  • Trail 1 South – being groomed today.

Our last week of February 2018 is soon upon us and it’s looking to be good one!   




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.