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Trail Report – : Superior – Douglas County, Wisconsin – March 6, 2020

Trail Conditions: Good
Snow Cover: Still up to a foot in most places.
Date of Report: March 6, 2020
Area Report:

Currently, ALL of Douglas County trails are open. As temperatures start to and are warming up, please watch for trail closures in the updates. 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 – Groomed
Trail 5A – Groomed 
Trail 930 – Groomed 
Trail 935 – Groomed last week
Trail 835 – Groomed last week
Trail 925 – Groomed last week
Trail 9 – Groomed north of Cummings Rd. (Watch for logging north of Hwy. M.)

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 last week (Watch for logging)
Trail 727 – Groomed last week
Trail 17N – Groomed last week (will be groomed this week)
Trail 17S – Groomed last week (Use caution on Creek crossings)
Trail 7 – Groomed last week
Trail 27 – Groomed last week
Trail 3  – Groomed last week
Trail 5 – Groomed
Trail 541 – Groomed last week

NE Quadrant

Trail 1 – Groomed earlier this week
Trail 2 – Groomed earlier this week
Trail 4 – Groomed earlier this week
Trail 6 – Groomed earlier this week
Trail 24 – Groomed earlier this week
Trail 27/27A – Groomed earlier this week
Trail 35 (WRT) – Groomed
Trail 235 – Groomed earlier this week

A few scattered dirty spots are showing in a few places, but most areas the trails are still in good condition. Some road routes are starting to burn off, especially around logging areas. Groomers are avoiding the logging job between HWY D and Trail 24. Watch for logging on Trail 6 and Trail 4. 

NW Quadrant

Open Trails:
Gandy Dancer Trail – Groomed (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  (Please note, this trail will be closed on 3/9 to protect the trail as the snow melts)
4/41 from the Warming Shack West – Groomed 

Click here for a downloadable map of open trails.

Cross Country Ski Trails (As of 3/6/2020)

Douglas County Ski Trails – The ski trails have been groomed on 2/19 and are still covered in snow. The trails are packed hard and the groomer was unable to cut new tracks in the packed snow. Grooming is suspended until further notice, however, the trails are open.

Superior Municipal Forest –  All trails are groomed as of 3/6. Trails are starting to soften, watch for conditions to change as the weather warms up. 

Pattison State Park –  Groomed and tracked 2/21 and are in excellent condition. Full track depth throughout, with 19 inches base over 24 inches of snow in the woods. Vehicle admission to the park is required. (Last updated on 2/21)

Brule River After Hours Trail –  Update on 3/6 – Groomed and tracked. It will be too warm in the afternoon to set Sally’s classic trail.  The track and skate deck are looking good after 2-3 inches of new snow.  Conditions are still excellent and may hold through the weekend. Ski Friday if you can! Wam sunny conditions over the weekend will melt the trails down quickly. 

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.