Trail Conditions: Good
Snow Cover: 18-26" in most places
Date of Report: December 12, 2019
Winter Snowmobile and All-Season Trails (As of 12/12/2019)
Snowfalls from the past couple weeks have left our area with up to 22-30″ of snow in many places, however, many trails remain CLOSED to snowmobile traffic at this time until the clubs can get out there and properly groom and prepare the trails for use. The clubs and the Douglas County Forestry Department are actively working on preparing and inspecting trails for safe frozen conditions in wet areas, removal of any deadfalls, and proper signing before opening. PLEASE check the trail you intend to use is open and do not trespass on private property. It is critical that we respect the landowners who allow us to utilize their property. It just takes one owner to deny the use of their land for a trail to be permanently shut down, so please be courteous and wait for the trails to officially open.
The following all-season trails are currently open to ATV, UTV, and Snowmobiles:
All trails are closed at this time.
Wild Rivers Trail (Trail 35) – Groomed (The groomer is partially blocking the trail North of Gordon near old Highway 53.)
Trails 27B & 27C – Groomed
Trails 41S – Not groomed
Trail 217, 17N – Groomed
Trail 3 (only the Summer trail portion) – Not Groomed
Trail 5 – Groomed from 35 to S. Mail Road.
Trail 41 from Highway 53 west to Trail 3
Trail 41 from the Wild Rivers Trail to the Warming Shack
Trail 17 South
Trail 4 from Hawthorne to Brule (Two routes – At Wild Rivers trail and Bennet Road, and at Trail 6 on a County forest road South of Trail 4 and Trail 6 intersections) – Groomed between Hawthorne and Trail 24 (Please watch for logging operations between Highway P and 6 West.)
Trail 6 from Trail 4 to the West of Lake Nebagamon – Not Groomed (Please watch for logging operations)
Trail 24 from Trail 4 to the Tri-County Corridor – Groomed north of Middle River Road
Trail 1 from Trail 2 (TCC) to County Highway H – Groomed
Tri-County Corridor (Trail 2) from Brule to Superior – Groomed
Wild Rivers Trail (Trail 35) – Groomed
Trail 27/27A – Groomed
Trail 4 from Highway L to the Warming Shack
Gandy Dancer Trail – Not Groomed
Saunders Grade Trail – Not Groomed
Wrenshall Grade – Not Groomed
Cross Country Ski Trails (As of 12/12/2019)
Douglas County Ski Trails – All service roads and parking lots are plowed. Crews have started packing the trails, but they are not ready to be groomed yet. Additional updates will be provided once they are groomed.
Superior Municipal Forest – All trails north of 42nd Street (Red, Green, Blue, and Millennium) are groomed and track has been set on the appropriate trails. The outer purple is groomed and tracked as well. Overall ski conditions are excellent!
Pattison State Park – No data at this time.
Brule River After Hours Trail – The entire trail system has been rolled and crews have begun to level the base in preparation of grooming on Thursday, December 12 and track set on Friday, December 13. Crews will not be able to set the track on the classic trail for this weekend. Crews have added roughly 2 miles of new trail to the system this year and plan to groom it for skating and (if time allows) setting some new track. New maps and signage will be out soon.
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.