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Trail Report: Superior – Douglas County, Wisconsin – January 3, 2017

Trail Conditions: Poor
Snow Cover: 3" - 6" in various places
Date of Report: January 3, 2017
Area Report:

As is typical for this time of year, certain trail segments can be opened and others are not ready yet due to wetland crossings and/or have restrictions due to private land easements.  It is critical that we respect the landowners who allow us to use their property. Please review the information below carefully before trail riding and confirm that you are using open trails.

Please note that on certain trails only segments of that trail may be open at this time. We anticipate frequent updates as the clubs report in with trails they have checked. In all areas where the winter recreational trails are closed the clubs are actively working on the getting the trails open.

NE Quadrant

12/27/2016 With the exception of Trail 635, all Brule River Rider Trails are open. Snow cover is thinner to the west and south, better to the east and north. The Christmas storm iced things over with a slight loose snowfall on top in sheltered areas. Trails are fair to poor to the northeast portion of Brule River Rider areas of Douglas County and poor to the west and south.


No grooming is scheduled this week.

Trail 1: Open and groomed two passes last week

Trail 2: Groomed Brule to Amnicon Falls. The trail condition is at least fair to poor condition after grooming.

Trail 4: Open between Brule and the Warming Shelter at the Jct. of 4 & 41. Conditions were very wet last week west of Hawthorne.

Trail 6: Open on both sides of Lake Nebagamon.

Trail 18 to Bayfield County: Open in Douglas County.

Trail 24: Open.

Trail 27/27A and what we will for now call Bayfield 24 is open and groomed last on 12/23/16.

Trail 27 & Bayfield 24 has been rerouted to get us off South Shore Grade Road. There is a new intersection near the top of the hill above the Hwy 27 parking lot. Trail 27 goes straight ahead on the old trail from many years ago and Bayfield 24 heads north and east using last year’s route to meet up with Bayfield County farther east.

Trail 35: Snow cover was poor as of Wednesday 12/21/16.

Trail 235: Gates are open, snow cover is quite thin.

Trail 635: Not open at this time.

NW Quadrant

All winter use trails in this quadrant are closed at this time with the exception of:
The Saunders Grade – MN Stateline to the Schallemeir Road Parking Lot
The Gandy Dancer Trail
The Crosstown Route
Trail 0
Trail 28

SW Quadrant

All winter use trails in this quadrant are closed at this time.

 SE Quadrant

#35 Wild Rivers Trail – Not groomed at this time

# 41s from #3 to Burnett co. line – Not groomed at this time

# 5 – From Trail 35 west to W. Mail Route Not groomed at this time

27B – Not groomed at this time

27C – Not groomed at this time

Trail 3 – Groomed 12/19.  The early season condition – scattered areas with limited ice use caution.

Trails 7
Trail 27
Trail 41N
Trail 541
Trail 41 between Hwy 53 & Trail 3

Trail 217 and Trail 17
Trail 217 – Not Groomed yet – Icy – open to ATVs – Closed to snowmobiles
Trail 17N – (Cabin Lane to Fowlers Circle) Not Groomed yet – Icy – open to ATVs – Closed to snowmobiles
Trail 17S – (South of Fowlers Circle to Trail 8) – Closed.

Douglas County Ski Trails
The Ski Trails have not been groomed or tracked yet for the season, over the holiday weekend the area experienced high winds, rain/sleet/hail/and a small amount of snow. The ski trails have been cleared of new deadfalls and will be packed tomorrow. No grooming is scheduled until new snowfall occurs.