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Trail Report – : Western UP, Michigan – December 4, 2019

Reporter:Western U.P. Snowmobile Report
Trail Conditions: Early Season
Snow Cover: 15
Date of Report: December 4, 2019
Area Report:

Western U.P. Snowmobile Report   12/4/19

Welcome to our 2019-20 snowmobile season.  Looks like we are starting out with a bang.  With our blast of 40″ of snow this past week all our clubs are busy trying to get the trails in shape.  Temps for Friday will be in the 20’s Saturday & Sunday will be around 30.  Remember it is early season riding so please use caution.

Gogebic Range Trail Authority

11S closed for season. 160 has not been inspected/groomed since fall brushing, we hope to open it this weekend. Hurley to Ramsay and Wakefield to Marenisco has been rolled twice and groomed once. The mud hole on trail 2 has been fixed.  Trail 8 has not been rolled or groomed. Current suggested rides are from Ironwood to Marenisco, but you will have to deal with those wet spots. Otherwise trailer to Indianhead or Blackjack and ride east from there without issue. Tons of snow, very slow grooming due to it.



Lake Gogebic-Gogebic Area Groomer

It is EARLY SEASON which translates into rough terrain, wet spots and groomers still working on trails.  It is “ride at your own risk” at this stage of the game and our groomers are doing a great job of not only maintaining – but keeping us informed. 


Please take note to the changes to our following trails – some of which are temporary changes and some of which are permanent.

Trail 102:        there is a new reroute about 4 miles before trail 11.  The trail is marked well and the reroute was a very nice turn out.     (Temporary Re-Route)


   Trail 13 North:  Trail will  start on Trail 13 towards Rockland from Trail 8 just East of Bergland.  (Permanent Re-Ro

    Trail 13 South has logging.   The first part of December, you will have to run East Shore road all the way past the Root Cellar.   When the logging is done, we can open it back up, which may take us into the New Year.   (Temporary Re-Route)


   Past the Root Cellar, there is more logging.   You will have to travel on East Shore Rd approximately 2 mile further then before to get back onto trail 13.  A new reroute will take place.  Please follow the signs marked 13.   (Permanent Re-Route for the 2019-2020 Season).


    Trail 100:  Logging is happening between Stagecouch Rd and the Slate River (very end of Lake Gogebic)   Marshall Creek Bridge has been fixed so you can get to Marenisco from trail 100. (Permanent for 2019-2020 season)


    Trail 1 from Trail 100 to Trail 8Closed until further notice as logging is taking place until the end of December.     You still can access the Gogebic Lodge and we plan to maintain it up to the Lodge, so we can get up and running to open Trail 1.

    Gogebic Area Groomers are in the process of doing a reroute to the Ethelwood Grade and up to M-28 onto Trail 8.   (Temporary)

    Currently, the only way to get from Bergland to Marenisco is take Trail 13 to 100 to Marenisco or 13 to Trail 2.

    Marenisco area is in good shape far as where the trails are going to stay from the past years.


We will keep you updated after opening and as conditions/re-routes changes.   If you see anyting out there that the Groomers need to be aware of – please let us know.

Be safe and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Lake Gogebic Area this season.




Watersmeet-U.P. White Thunder Riders


Trail 3 from the Wisconsin border through Watersmeet and north of Bond Falls Rd. was groomed 12-2 along with Trail 2 east of Watersmeet to trail 107. There will be an area of of logging on Trail 3 north of Bond Falls Rd. Caution is needed is this area. Trail 2 west to Marenisco and trail 13 south to Cisco Chain will be groomed today. There is plenty of snow!! 12-15 inch base