Trail Conditions: Good
Snow Cover: 3-5 Inches. Snow light in some areas, good conditions across the county.
Date of Report: January 23, 2018
As is typical for this time of year, certain trail segments can be opened and others are not ready yet due to wetland crossings and/or have restrictions due to private land easements. It is critical that we respect the landowners who allow us to use their property. Please review the information below carefully before trail riding and confirm that you are using open trails.
Please note, certain trails or only segments of trails may be open at this time. We anticipate frequent updates as the clubs begin grooming and report on trails they’ve checked. In all areas where winter recreation trails are closed, our clubs are actively working to get the trails open.
Trail Report 1/23/2018
Trails took a beating this last weekend with the warmer temperatures and high traffic.
All Brule River Rider trails are groomed except for Trail 35 (Wild Rivers Trail) which will be groomed this week.
Logging Areas: There is a logging operation in progress off Trails 27, Bayfield 24, Trail 4 north of Lake Nebagamon off Degerman Road, and along the east/north of Hawthrone. These logging operations cross our trail system near Hawthorne several times, and signs have been upgraded in that area. There is also a small private logging operation ongoing by the Covered Wagon in Hawthorne. Conditions in this area are a little thin in some places but trails are beginning to shape up.
Please note that the Lake Superior Ice Festival is this weekend at Barkers Island in Superior. Please watch for additional traffic and vehicles parked near the trail. Trail 2B (By Barkers Island) is a little light on snow as of 1/23/2018.
Trail 4 is a little dirty near Highway 53 and west of Highwy L, but is in good condition near the swamps.
Trail 6 currently has good snow cover on South Shore Grade Road.
Trail 27/27A has a few icy corners; much of the trail is still in good condition.
All trails in this quadrant are open and are in good condition! All trails have been groomed recently except for the Crosstown Route which is scheduled for grooming on 1/25.
Logging operations continue on Trail 4 and Trail 41 between Bear Creek Bridge and Wanek Road. On Trail 4 between Brietzman Lake Road and Big Balsam Road are also experiencing logging activity. Brushing is ongoing in these areas that are not accessible until this time of year. Please use caution and watch for equipment on these grails.
Please note – the parking lot located off Tuff Road is closed for the season and there is no trail access from the lot.
**A segment of the Crosstown route (Trail 2) from Bardon Avenue East to Grand Avenue will be temporarily closed from Monday 1/15 through Sunday 1/21 for construction activities. No through traffic will be available during this period.**
All Cozy Corner Trails are open and groomed and are in good condition. Some areas are still in need of more snow, please use caution where snow pack is low. Please stay on the trails and keep our landowners happy!
The trails in this quadrant are all open.
Trails 35N, Trail 41B, Trail 41S, Trail 35S, Trail 7 and Trail 27 are all scheduled to be groomed by 1/23.
Wascott Trail 3 is in good condition and has been groomed, however needs additional snow to improve conditions.
Trails 217 and Trail 17
Trail 217 is in good condition.
Trail 17 is from Cabin lane to Trail 8 is in good condition.
Douglas County Ski Trails
The Douglas County Cross Country Ski Trails have been groomed and tracked as of 1/23/18. Additional grooming is scheduled by the end of the week.
The Superior Municipal Forest Cross Country Ski Trails have been groomed and tracked. They are in good condition at this time.
Brule River After Hours Ski Trail is groomed and tracked and is in good condition.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT THE DOUGLAS COUNTY FORESTRY AT 715 378 2219 DURING REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS OF 8 AM TO 4:30 PM MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY (EXCLUDING HOLIDAYS). Or Check on Line at www.douglascountywi.org under the Forestry Department tab.