Trail Conditions: Fair
Snow Cover: Base is 2 inches
Date of Report: March 16, 2018
The City Trail and Trail #8 going west are the only trails left that are being groomed and rideable; they may make it to the weekend at least west of Brimley.
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We have a newly-plowed parking area at the beginning of Trail #8 under the International Bridge, which now has an all-season porta-john. Make sure you lock your vehicles and trailers.
If you are staying in the Sault, please look at our list of supporters on our web page and give them your business. Please do that in all towns you visit. The grooming entities are all made up of volunteers who want you to support those who support us!
Remember, trail base is the amount of snow between your track and the ground below, not the amount of fluff piled up in the woods. 10 inches of snow compresses to less than an inch on the trail.
Sault Ste. Marie to Brimley, Trail #8 –
Base 1 – 3 inches -Trail is in fair condition.
Brimley to Raco, Trail #8 –
Base 1 – 4 inches -Trail is in fair to good condition.
When going across the bridge in Brimley, make sure you go with the flow of traffic! Blowing and drifting occurs when you first leave Brimley.
Raco to Naomikong Trail #8 [where Paradise meets us], Trail #8 –
Base 2 – 5 inches – Trail is in fair to good condition.
Sault Ste. Marie City Trail, Trails #497, #449, parts of #8 & #49 –
Base 1 – 4 inches – Trail is in poor to fair condition. Trail is groomed past the Casino down to the Antlers. We now have a marked trail going to Chippewa Motors. It starts once you come out of the woods east of M-129 off #449. It comes into their parking lot from behind if you need parts or service.
City curfew is from 1 am – 6 am. Remember, most City streets are open to traffic 20 mph, stop at all intersections, and ride on the right-hand side of street not on sidewalks. Watch for closed streets that are posted, mainly around the hospital, university, and state trunk lines.
Sault Ste. Marie to Kinross, Trail #49 –
Base 0 – 3 inches – Trail is in poor to fair condition.
Make sure you follow the reroute once you cross the bridge going south at 7 Mile Road.
When the trail is running along roads make sure you go with the flow of traffic on the right side of the road.
Kinross loop & south to Pickford, Parts of Trail #49, #472, and #494 –
Base 0 – 2 inches – Trail is in poor condition. Watch for trucks on the trail.
Kinross to Raco & Rudyard, Parts of trail #472 & #480 –
Base 1 – 3 inches – Trail is in poor to fair condition. Watch for reroute signs just west of Kinross. Trail to Rudyard has been groomed, but logging is going on, too.
The Downtown Trail is signed but the snow and barrels on the Portage Ave. Bridge have been removed.
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