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Trail Report – : Superior – Douglas County, Wisconsin – January 10, 2020

Trail Conditions: Good
Snow Cover: 14-18 inches, with a light dusting that fell over the last few days.
Date of Report: January 10, 2020
Area Report:

Winter Snowmobile and All-Season Trails (As of 1/10/2020)

Douglas County received a small dusting of snow over the last few days. Many of the trails are still open but do have some water on the trails and maybe rough in spots. These spots are still passible, just proceed with caution while riding our trails.  Clubs have been working hard to get the trail system open. Approximately 90% of Douglas County Trails are open. 

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 – Not Groomed
Trail 5A – Not Groomed
Trail 930 – Not Groomed
Trail 925 – Not Groomed
Trail 935 – Not Groomed

Closed Trails
Trail 9 

SE Quadrant

Open trails: 
Wild Rivers Trail (Trail 35) – Groomed south of Solon Springs
Trails 27B – Groomed
Trail 27C – Groomed last week
Trails 41S – Groomed  from Trail 3 to County Road Y
Trail 41 (Snowmobile only between 35 and 3) – Groomed from Cemetery Road to Trail 3
Trail 41 WRT to the warming shack – Not Groomed (Watch for uneven trail surface East of Ellen Smith Road)
Trail 217 – Groomed 
Trail 17N – Groomed 
Trail 7 – Groomed except one section through the Commiskey Swamp (There is a reroute around a wet area just west of Highway 27.)
Trail 27 – Groomed
Trail 3  – Groomed 
Trail 5 – Groomed to South Mail Road
Trail 727 – Groomed 
Trail 541 – Not Groomed (Please watch for uneven trail surfaces)

Closed trails
Trail 17S – There is lots of open water on this trail, please stay off this segment.

NE Quadrant

Open Trails:
Trail 1 – Groomed one pass from Brule River to Tri-County Corridor
Tri-County Corridor (Trail 2) – Groomed from Brule to Superior (Watch for logging operations west end of Trail 6 and on Trail 4 between 6 and Highway P)
Trail 4 – Groomed on all sections, except for the 2 miles south ow Highway L.)
Trail 6 West – Groomed 
Trail 6 East – Groomed
Trail 24 – Groomed
Trail 24B – Groomed
Trail 27-27A – Groomed
Wild Rivers Trail (Trail 35) – Groomed
Trail 235 – Groomed (please note closed east of Highway E)

Closed Trails:
Trail 635
Trail 235 east of Highway E

NW Quadrant

Open Trails:
Gandy Dancer Trail – Groomed
Saunders Grade Trail – Groomed
Wrenshall Grade – Groomed
Trail 0 – Groomed 
Trail 28 – Groomed 
Cross-Town Connector –  Groomed
4/41 from the Warming Shack West – Groomed

Click here for a downloadable map of open trails.

Cross Country Ski Trails (As of 1/10/2020)

Douglas County Ski Trails – All service roads and parking lots are plowed. All ski trails are groomed on 12/31 but are in fair to poor condition. The trails have a good base, we are just waiting on a fair amount of new snow to groom again. 

Superior Municipal Forest – All trails have been touched up as of 1/9/2020. The “flat” side of the Yellow Trail has had 2 grooming passes out to the end. The “hilly” side of the Yellow Trail is groomed only up to the 2nd bypass as tree work continues on that side of the trail. Check for the open sign on the ski shack as we are trying to staff the building until dusk when possible

Pattison State Park –  All trails were groomed and tracked on 1/9/2020.  Conditions are excellent with full track depth on the Overlook and Oak Ridge Trails. The Riverview Trail has full track depth for most of the trail, except for a few areas that have an uneven base. Please watch out for some debris scattered in areas from the windy conditions. 

Brule River After Hours Trail –  Main trail sections were touched-up on 1/9/2020 for skating and classic tracks. The Classic Trail has been freshly groomed and tracked. Skiing conditions are excellent, especially with fresh light snow starting to cover the trails. Trails will be touched up again before Saturday.  

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.