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Trail Report – : Superior – Douglas County, Wisconsin – January 28, 2020

Trail Conditions: Excellent
Snow Cover: Up to two feet of snow base for many trails!
Date of Report: January 28, 2020
Area Report:

Winter Snowmobile and All-Season Trails (As of 1/28/2020)

Currently, ALL of Douglas County trails are open. Douglas County has received more snow in the last few days!  Please note, deer have been reported on trails, so please keep an eye out while traveling. 

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. 

The following all-season trails are currently open to ATV, UTV, and Snowmobiles: 

SW Quadrant 

Open Trails
Trail 5 – Grooming scheduled for 1/29
Trail 5A – Grooming scheduled for 1/29
Trail 930 – Grooming scheduled for 1/29
Trail 935 – Not Groomed
Trail 835 – Groomed
Trail 925 – Groomed
Trail 9 – Not Groomed between Trail 5 and Trail 925 (Use caution north of Trail 925. There are wet areas and an uneven trail surface.)

SE Quadrant

Open trails: 
Wild Rivers Trail (Trail 35) – Groomed
Trails 27B – Groomed
Trail 27C – Groomed 
Trails 41S – Groomed 
Trail 41B – Groomed 
Trail 217 – Groomed
Trail 41 WRT to the Warming Shack – Groomed (watch for uneven trail surface)
Trail 727 – Groomed
Trail 17N – Groomed
Trail 17S – Grooming scheduled for 1/30 (Use caution on Creek crossings South of Lower Eau Claire Lake)
Trail 7 – Grooming scheduled for later this week
Trail 27 – Grooming scheduled for later this week
Trail 3  – Groomed 
Trail 5 – Groomed
Trail 541 – Not Groomed (Please watch for uneven trail surfaces)

NE Quadrant

Most trails are in very good condition with a good base. All trails have been groomed except Trail 635 and the return trip from Poplar to Hawthorne on 4.  Trail 235 has some large ice chunks through the Box Cuvert under the freeway and is a little bumpy.   Watch for logging on Trail 6 and Trail 4. 

NW Quadrant

Open Trails:
Gandy Dancer Trail – Grooming scheduled for 1/29 (watch for deer crossing between Moen Road and County Road BB)
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 (4 expected on 1/29)

Click here for a downloadable map of open trails.

Cross Country Ski Trails (As of 1/28/2020)

Douglas County Ski Trails – The ski trails have been groomed and are in good condition!

Superior Municipal Forest – All trails are groomed and tracked. Trails are in very good to excellent condition!

Pattison State Park –  All trails were groomed and tracked on 1/9/2020.  Conditions are excellent with full track depth on the Overlook and Oak Ridge Trails. The Riverview Trail has full track depth for most of the trail, except for a few areas that have an uneven base. Please watch out for some debris scattered in areas from the windy conditions. (Last Updated on 1/11, no updated information at this time.)

Brule River After Hours Trail –  All trails are groomed and tracked. Conditions are excellent!

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.