Trail Conditions: Good
Snow Cover: 10-12 inches fell across the county, bringing our base up to 6+ inches of snow in most areas!
Date of Report: February 20, 2018
It is critical that we respect the landowners who allow us to use their property. Please review the information below carefully before riding to confirm that you are using open trails.
Trail Report 2/20/2018
Starting Monday February 19th we will have a temporary trail closure/reroute in the Town of Bennett on Trail 4 where it connects to the Wild Rivers Trail. All recreational trail users will be rerouted to the Bennett Road for approximately 0.5 miles to facilitate the removal of an old bridge and the installation of a replacement culvert. The job is anticipated to be completed by the end of the day on Thursday, but is weather dependent so please watch for updates.
The NE Quadrant has received a significant amount of new snowfall (approximately 10-12 inches!) and the Brule River Riders are actively grooming and anticipate all trails to be completed by Wednesday evening.
Trail 35 and Trail 235 are currently groomed. Trail 27 and Trail 2 East will be done by the end of the night Tuesday.
Trail conditions are good to very good after grooming.
Logging in progress: Two areas off the north end of Trail 27, Bayfield 24, and Trail 4 East of Bellwood Pit Road and also east of Degerman Road. East of Hawthorne the logging job T’s off and crosses our trails several times. Signing has been upgraded in that area. There is also a small private logging job on Trail 4 by the Covered Wagon in Hawthorne just east of Highway 53.
All trails in this area are in good conditions with the exception of the Logging operation areas. All trails are scheduled to be groomed before the weekend.
Logging operations continue on Trail 4 and Trail 41 between Bear Creek Bridge and Wanek Road. On Trail 4 between Brietzman Lake Road and Big Balsam Road are also experiencing logging activity. Brushing is ongoing in these areas that are not accessible until this time of year. Please use caution and watch for equipment on these grails.
Please note – the parking lot located off Tuff Road is closed for the season and there is no trail access from the lot.
All trails in this area got some good real snow, the groomers are out and are rating the trails good to excellent!
All trails are open at this time. Trails 41N was groomed Monday. Trail 27b, Trail 41S, Trail 41B, Trail 35S, Trail 5 and Trail 541 are being groomed Tuesday. Trail 7 and 27 are scheduled for grooming for Wednesday. Conditions for the trails are good to very good.
Wascott Trail 3 received 6 inches of new snow and was groomed on Tuesday and is in very good to excellent condition.
Trails 217 and Trail 17
Trail 217 and Trail 17 from Cabin Lane to Trail 8 are in fair to good condition and will be groomed within the next week.
Douglas County Ski Trails
The Douglas County Cross Country Ski Trails are scheduled to be packed and groomed by Thursday. We anticipate conditions to be good for the weekend.
The Superior Municipal Forest Cross Country Ski Trails has received new snow and will be packed and groomed for skate skiing by late afternoon. Track will be set later this week.
Pattison State Park has been groomed and tracked.
Brule River After Hours Ski Trail has had nearly a foot of snow over the last few days. Trails are being groomed and tracked Tuesday. Trails are in excellent condition. There is about 20 inches of snow on the ground with 6 inches for the base.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT THE DOUGLAS COUNTY FORESTRY AT 715 378 2219 DURING REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS OF 8 AM TO 4:30 PM MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY (EXCLUDING HOLIDAYS). Or Check on Line at www.douglascountywi.org under the Forestry Department tab.