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Trail Report – : Superior – Douglas County, Wisconsin – December 20, 2019

Trail Conditions: Good
Snow Cover: Over 24 inches of snow, weather and grooming is helping to pack down the base.
Date of Report: December 20, 2019
Area Report:

Winter Snowmobile and All-Season Trails (As of 12/20/2019)

The clubs and the Douglas County Forestry Department are actively on clearing trees and where possible packing the trail base and grooming. Many trails are still closed as we wait for the underlying wet areas to freeze. 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. Currently, 75% of Douglas County Trails are 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 – Groomed
Trail 41 (Snowmobile only between 35 and 3) – Not Groomed
Trail 217, 17N – Groomed
Trail 7 to Trail 27 – Groomed
Trail 27 – Groomed
Trail 3  – Groomed
Trail 5 – Groomed 
Trail 727 – Groomed the week of 12/9

Closed Trails: 
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 Bennet Road and Trail 24 (Please watch for logging operations between Highway P and 6 West and East of Pikes Peak Road.)
Trail 6 from Trail 4 to the West of Lake Nebagamon – Groomed up to 1/2 mile East of Lake Nebagamon (Please watch for logging operations)
Trail 24 from Trail 4 to the Tri-County Corridor – Groomed
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 18 – Groomed
Trail 24B – Groomed

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

NW Quadrant

Open Trails:
Gandy Dancer Trail – Groomed
Saunders Grade Trail – Groomed
Wrenshall Grade – 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 12/20/2019)

Douglas County Ski Trails – All service roads and parking lots are plowed. All ski trails 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 except on the Sally’s “Classic-only” trail. 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.