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Trail Report – : Superior – Douglas County, Wisconsin – December 24, 2019

Trail Conditions: Good
Snow Cover: 15 to 24 inches base, warmer temperatures is packing down the snow.
Date of Report: December 24, 2019
Area Report:

Winter Snowmobile and All-Season Trails (As of 12/23/2019)

Please note – due to the Holiday, we will not have another report until the 26th. 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, 80% of Douglas County Trails are open.  Deer have been reported on trails, so please keep an eye out.

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 last week
Trails 27B & 27C – Groomed last week
Trails 41S – Groomed last week
Trail 41 (Snowmobile only between 35 and 3) – Not Groomed
Trail 41 WRT to the warming shack – Not Groomed (Watch for uneven trail surface East of Ellen Smith Road)
Trail 217, 17N, 17S – Groomed last week
Trail 7 – Groomed (not groomed at Commiskey swamp)
Trail 27 – Groomed last week
Trail 3  – Groomed last week
Trail 5 – Groomed last week
Trail 727 – Groomed last week

Closed Trails: 
Trail 541

NE Quadrant

Open Trails:
Trail 4 from Hawthorne to Brule (There is a reroute at the Wild Rivers Trail and Bennet Road) – Groomed last week 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 last week 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 last week
Trail 1 from Trail 2 (TCC) to County Highway H – Groomed last week
Tri-County Corridor (Trail 2) from Brule to Superior – Groomed last week
Wild Rivers Trail (Trail 35) – Groomed last week
Trail 27/27A – Groomedlast week
Trail 235 – Groomed from WRT to County Road E
Trail 18 – Groomed last week
Trail 24B – Groomed last week

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

NW Quadrant

Open Trails:
Gandy Dancer Trail – Groomed last week
Saunders Grade Trail – Groomed last week
Wrenshall Grade – Groomed last week
Trail 0 – Groomed last week
Trail 28 – Groomed last week
Cross-Town Connector – Groomed last week
4/41 from the Warming Shack West – Groomed last week

Click here for a downloadable map of open trails.

Cross Country Ski Trails (As of 12/23/2019)

Douglas County Ski Trails – All service roads and parking lots are plowed. All ski trails are groomed as of 12/20/19.

Superior Municipal Forest – Trails groomed and tracked as of 12/21/19.  Reporting good conditions.

Pattison State Park –  The Overlook trail was groomed and tracked on 12/20. Oak Ridge and River View were rolled but not groomed and tracked. Excellent conditions. 

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.