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Trail Report – : Superior – Douglas County, Wisconsin – February 7, 2018

Trail Conditions: Good
Snow Cover: Trails are thin and icy in some areas, but most have a 3-5 inch base.
Date of Report: February 7, 2018
Area Report:

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 2/6/2018

NE Quadrant
Trails are in a slightly better condition this week with 2-3 inches of new snow.  Many places are in good condition but some areas are icy.  Trails are thinner to the west and south and are better in the east and north. Most of the Brule River Rider trails have been groomed as of 2-6-2018 except for the northwestern areas.

Trail 1 is groomed and in good condition.

Trail 2 (Tri-County Corridor) is groomed Monday from Brule to Superior.  There are some thin spots east of Highway P near Poplar and just west of the Brule River.  Groomer has been detained in Superior for a couple of days; the west end of Trail 2 has only been groomed on the westbound side.

Trail 2B is groomed but is in sketchy to poor condition in many areas.

Trail 4 is groomed from Brule to Trail 41 (the Warming Shelter).  Although this trail is better than last week, the trail is thin along Highway 53 and west of Highway L, is in good condition in the swamps, icy in the logging areas, and in good condition east of Trail 24.

Trail 6 is groomed. South Shore Grade Road has snow cover and is in mostly good condition.

Trail 24 is groomed and in mostly good condition.

Trail 27/27A is groomed and is in mostly good condition in the north and has some icy corners southbound.

Trail 35 (Wild Rivers Trail) is groomed only where it overlaps with Trail 4.  The northern area may be groomed later this week.  Last week was good for riding but thin in the center.

Trail 235 will be groomed this week.

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.

NW Quadrant

All trails in this quadrant are open and are in good condition with the exception of the area between Bear Creek Bridge and Wanek Road on Trail 4/41. Snow is thin in and near Superior. Most of the trail base is good but more snow is needed, however 2-3 inches fell over 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.

SW Quadrant

All trails in the South West Quadrant are open, groomed and in fair to good condition.  Watch out for brushing and grooming equipment on the trails as well as logging equipment.  We are hoping for more snow this week, just like everyone else.

SE Quadrant
All JPR trails are open, icy and in spots are bare.  Grooming is anticipated later in the week and we hope to provide an update by Friday.  

Wascott Trail 3 is in fair condition, with a solid base and about four inches of new snow last week. The trail is groomed.

Trails 217 and Trail 17
Trail 217  and Trail 17 from Cabin Lane to Trail 8 are in fair to good condition and have been groomed over the weekend.

Douglas County Ski Trails                                                      
The Douglas County Cross Country Ski Trails have been groomed and tracked the last week of January. Grooming has been suspended until additional snowfall occurs. We will provide updates as the weather improves.  

The Superior Municipal Forest Cross Country Ski Trails have been groomed and tracked.  They are in fair condition with snow thin and icy in some places.

Pattison State Park has been groomed and tracked.  Trail base is 3.5 inches and there is 7.5 inches of snow on the ground.  There are a few thin spots on the River View Trail, but in overall good condition. Vehicle admission sticker is required but a trail pass is not required.

Brule River After Hours Ski Trail is groomed and tracked and is in excellent condition! We got 2-3 inches of new snow on Saturday. The base is about 5 inches and about 13 inches of snow are on the ground in the woods.