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Trail Report – : Superior – Douglas County, Wisconsin – February 26, 2019

Trail Conditions: Excellent
Snow Cover: 14-16" for trail base, over 25" off trail.
Date of Report: February 26, 2019
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*Please note – The Saunders Grade Trail will be closed for the entire 2018/2019 winter season due to significant damage caused by June 2018 flooding.*

It is critical that we respect the landowners who allow us to utilize their property, so please verify that the trail you intend to use is open at this time.

SW Quadrant

Trails are in good condition and grooming is going well. Trail 9 is closed between the Town Road TT and the North Road.  Watch for signs on Trail 5 at the Beaver Brook crossing for rerouting around an ice issue.

44th Annual Booya & Raffle will be Saturday, March 2 at Hillside Inn, approx. 13 miles north of Danbury. Food and door prizes 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm.  Grand prize drawing will be at 5:00 pm. All proceeds to go towards equipment and trail maintenance in northern Burnett and Southern Douglas counties and help sponsor community events.

SE Quadrant

All trails are open and are in great shape! All trails are scheduled to be groomed by the end of the day 2/27/2019.  Watch for logging operations on Trail 41N, Trail 541 and Trail 17S.

*Please note – The CN Railroad is warning snowmobilers to stay off railroad property in Solon Springs. There is a new trail to Solon Springs (Trail 27B).  Where the trail meets Business Highway 53, snowmobilers must use the road shoulders and not the railroad property to access the railroad crossing on Main Street.  Snowmobilers have and will continue to be ticketed for operating on the railroad’s property.*

NE Quadrant

Please watch for low hanging brush and limbs.  

All trails are open and have been groomed. Please watch for narrow areas near road crossings because of the snow banks. Conditions of the trails are very good to excellent. 

NW Quadrant

All trails are open except for Saunders Grade, which is closed for the season. All trails have been groomed or will be groomed by Wednesday.

Please note: The City of Superior will be hosting a winter triathlon on Sunday, March 3rd from 6:00 AM till 3:00 PM. During those times some of the Motorized and Ski trail sections will be closed in the Superior Municipal Forest. Motorized traffic will not be allowed on 42nd Street from Badger Drive to Albany Avenue or on the northern half of Billings Drive from 42nd Avenue to the northern Cross Town Trail intersection. Trail crossings over those mentioned sections of road will be closed which will result in no through traffic from the “Ski Shack parking lot” on 28th Street to the “Albany Avenue
Snowmobile parking lot”. Additionally, trail traffic will need to USE CAUTION on the Cross Town (East-West) trail section near highway 105 where the trail crosses Billings Drive. Extra event staff and racers will be using this section of the drive. Please respect any barricades and gates across these sections of trail to keep race traffic safe.

Douglas County Ski Trails

Douglas County Ski Trails – The ski trails experienced extensive drifting in the last storm.  Crews are working to secure the services of a larger piece of grooming equipment in order to repair the trails. The packing is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday and grooming/tracking is scheduled for Thursday, February 28th.

Superior Municipal Forest – All trails will be groomed and tracked. It will be a beautiful weekend to ski! Trails are in excellent condition. Please note that March 3 the Yellow and Purple trails along with the road to reach them will be closed for the Stride, Ride, Glide Tri this Sunday, March 3rd from 6am – 3pm.

After Hours Ski Trail – All trails have been groomed and tracked.  Trails are in excellent condition.

Pattison State Park – All trails are groomed and tracked. The trails are in excellent condition with 10 inches of base, 28 inches in the woods. Tracks are at full depth.  Excellent conditions! Vehicle admission is required. 

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.