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Trail Report – : Superior – Douglas County, Wisconsin – December 17, 2019

Trail Conditions: Good
Snow Cover: Still have up to 24+ inches of snow in most areas, though it has packed down.
Date of Report: December 17, 2019
Area Report:

Winter Snowmobile and All-Season Trails (As of 12/17/2019)

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. Many swamp areas have not frozen over at this time. 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: 

SW Quadrant 

All trails are closed at this time. 

SE Quadrant

Open trails: 
Wild Rivers Trail (Trail 35) – Groomed 
Trails 27B & 27C – Groomed
Trails 41S – Not groomed
Trail 217, 17N – Groomed
Trail 3  – Groomed
Trail 5 – Groomed from 35 to S. Mail Road the week of 12/9
Trail 727 – Groomed the week of 12/9

Closed Trails: 
Trail 41 from Highway 53 west to Trail 3
Trail 41 from the Wild Rivers Trail to the Warming Shack
Trail 541
Trail 17 South

NE Quadrant

Open Trails:
Trail 4 from Hawthorne to Brule (There is a reroute at the Wild Rivers Trail and Bennet Road) – 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

Closed Trails:
Trail 4 from Highway L to the Warming Shack
Trail 24B
Trail 235
Trail 635

NW Quadrant

Open Trails:
Gandy Dancer Trail – Groomed
Saunders Grade Trail – Groomed
Wrenshall Grade – Not Groomed
Trail 0 – Groomed
Trail 28 – Groomed
Cross-Town Connector – Groomed
4/41 from the Warming Shack West – Groomed

Click here for a downloadable map of open trails.

Cross Country Ski Trails (As of 12/17/2019)

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 the 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 groomed and tracked. The trail is still soft in areas that crews are still working on the snow base. Overall the trails are fairly smooth and will improve as temperatures drop. 

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.