Snow Cover: Low and deteriorating with warm weather.
Date of Report: February 21, 2017
With the recent unseasonably warm temperatures and significant rainfall, the trail base has eroded and the frost is coming out of the soil rapidly. As a result, a majority of the trails have been closed.
The following Douglas County managed trails remain open at this time:
Wild Rivers Trail from the Harroun Road to the CTH A/C Parking Lot
Saunders Grade Trail from the MN state line to the Schalamier Road Parking Lot
Gandy Dancer Trail from the MN state line to Patzau
The Tri-County Corridor is managed by others, but it is reported to be open as well.
All other trails are closed at this time and the gates are in the process of being shut by the Northwest Trails Association members. Operating on closed trails is both illegal and may jeopardize our ability to use the land for future seasons.
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.