Trail Conditions: Excellent
Snow Cover: 12-14" base in most areas.
Date of Report: February 15, 2019
To get the trail report in an easy-to-read, downloadable format, please to go https://www.superiorchamber.org/recreation/trail-report
*Please note – The Saunders Grade Trail will be closed for the entire 2018/2019 winter season due to significant damage caused by June 2018 flooding.*
It is critical that we respect the landowners who allow us to utilize their property, so please verify that the trail you intend to use is open at this time.
It’s snowing! The groomers are out but the club is experiencing some equipment issues so the grooming is going slowly. Trails are in very good condition as the clubs are trying to keep up with all of the snow we’ve received this week. Trail 9 is closed between the Town Road TT and the North Road.
All trails are open and have been groomed at least once since the storm early this week. Watch for logging operations on Trail 41N, Trail 541 and Trail 17S. Trails are in great condition, have fun and ride carefully!
*Please note – The CN Railroad is warning snowmobilers to stay off railroad property in Solon Springs. There is a new trail to Solon Springs (Trail 27B). Where the trail meets Business Highway 53, snowmobilers must use the road shoulders and not the railroad property to access the railroad crossing on Main Street. Snowmobilers have and will continue to be ticketed for operating on the railroad’s property.*
Please watch for low hanging brush and limbs.
All trails are open and will have at been groomed at least once since the storm earlier this week except for Trail 235 and 35N which will be groomed this weekend. Conditions are very good to excellent!
All trails are open except for Saunders Grade, which is closed for the season. All trails have been groomed and the trails in the Amnicon Lake area are scheduled for grooming this weekend.
Douglas County Ski Trails
Douglas County Ski Trails – Parking lots and service roads have been plowed. Trails were packed on Thursday due to drifting issues. Trails were groomed and tracked on Friday and are in good condition.
Superior Municipal Forest – All trails will be groomed and tracked. It will be a beautiful weekend to ski! Trails are in excellent condition.
After Hours Ski Trail – All trails have been groomed and tracked. Trails are in excellent condition. Happy skiing!
Pattison State Park – All trails are groomed and tracked. The trails are in excellent condition with 10 inches of base, 28 inches in the woods. Tracks are at full depth. Excellent conditions! Vehicle admission is required.
For further information, please contact the Douglas County Forestry Department at 715-378-2219 Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm excluding Holidays.
Three counties, Douglas, Northern Bayfield and Ashland, huddle together along the shores of Lake Superior. Leisurely trips through secluded forest areas and along the lakeshore make this region a paradise for avid snowmobilers.
Superior, at the northern tip of Douglas County, has the honor of being the western trailhead of the famous Tri-County Corridor. This trail also known as Corridor 2 provides a straight path across Northwest Wisconsin from Superior, through Brule and Iron River, before ending at the eastern trailhead in Ashland. A popular side trip along the way is the spur trail that leads to the spectacular view at Amnicon Falls State Park.
From the Brule area at the eastern edge of Douglas County, riders have the option of touring the serene Lake Nebagamon area or traveling south on Trail 27 to Solon Springs and Gordon. This region is a favorite summer retreat for sportsmen and is a great place to watch the wildlife during the winter months.
Journeying east from Brule, sno-tourers are welcomed into Northern Bayfield County by the Iron River community. A trek on the Battleaxe Trail north leads riders to the famous Old Baldy Lookout. If you have the opportunity to be there on a clear day you can see Lake Superior, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Canada. Don’t forget the camera! Continuing north riders will connect with the South Shore Trail offering a journey west through Port Wing and along the pristine Lake Superior shoreline.
Choosing to journey east, the South Shore Trail will guide riders through the northern peninsula of Bayfield County to the communities of Bayfield and Red Cliff where the beautiful Apostle Islands can be seen offshore. Heading southwest from Bayfield, riders will travel to the Valhalla Recreation Area, which provides a warming chalet complete with a fireplace for that chance to stop and share the day’s adventures with other riders.
Continuing south from the recreation area, riders can once again connect with the Tri-County Corridor. From this point Ashland, the eastern trailhead of the corridor in Ashland County, will greet snowmobilers heading east. Two popular choices from this area are a trek on Trail 25 south to the Clam Lake and Lake Namakagon areas or a journey southeast on Trail 21 to Mellen, Gordon, and Butternut. From here riders can continue south to the Park Falls area or choose to head east to the Turtle Flambeau Flowage.
Snowmobilers cannot make a wrong choice in this region. Great food awaits hungry riders along the trail as well as cozy comfortable lodging.