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Trail Report – : Superior – Douglas County, Wisconsin – January 3, 2019

Trail Conditions: Early Season
Snow Cover: 6-10 inches in most places
Date of Report: January 3, 2019
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Winter Trail Report: 1/3/2019

*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.*

The clubs have been actively working on opening trails since the storm last week.  Trail work has been slowed down by the large number of saplings and trees which were bent into the trail by the wet, heavy snow and winds. Ski trails are currently open.  Where possible the clubs have packed trails with grooming equipment but the trail base is very soft in places at this time. 

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.  

Groomed and open Trails

Trail 0
Trail 1 from Brule River to Trail 2 (Tri-County Corridor) 
Trail 2 (Tri-County Corridor) from Brule to Superior
Trail 2 from Tri County Corridor to Saunders Grade
Trail 3 is groomed and is in good early season condition.
Trail 4 has been groomed one pass from Brule to Trail 24 and groomed two passes between Trail 24 and Hawthorne
Trail 4 between Hawthorne and CTH L. For a short time we are using the Bennett Road to access the Wild Rivers Trail (Trail 35)
Trail 5 is groomed and in good early season shape. 
Trail 6 is groomed on both sides of Lake Nebagamon
Trail 7 is groomed and in good early season shape.
Trail 17N is groomed but icy on corners and low areas
Trail 24 is groomed from Trail 4 to Poplar except for a section just south of Middle River Road.
Trail 24B has been groomed as of Saturday.
Trail 27/27A has been groomed as of Saturday.
Trail 27/27B & 27C is groomed and in good early season shape. 
Trail 28
Trail 35 (Wild Rivers Trail) is groomed and in good early season shape.
Trail 41
Trail 43
Trail 66
Trail 217 is groomed but icy on the corners and low areas
Trail 235 between Highway E and Wild Rivers Trail

Open, but ungroomed:

Trail 4 – Wild Rivers Trail and the Warming Shack (No ATVs at this time due to conditions)
Trail 17S is not groomed and open only for snowmobiles.  Rough conditions, please use caution.
All trails south of 105 (In NW Quadrant) there are a lot of saplings, please use caution. 

Closed Trails:

Trail 1 North of Brule to Bayfield County
Trail 4, west of Wild Rivers Trail
Trail 9 is not quite ready yet.  Many trees are still downed with multiple overhanging branches. Volunteers are currently working to remedy that. 
Trail 17 on Douglas County line.
Trail 41 from Highway 53 west to Trail 3
Trail 41 from the Wild Rivers Trail to the Warming Shack
Trail 41SW of Gordon
Trail 635 South of Lake Nebagamon
Trail 365
Trail 935
Trail 930
All Trails North of 105 (In NW Quadrant)

North West Quadrant

All trails with the exception of the Saunders Grade are open, but there are a lot leaning saplings that club members are working on removing them. 

North East Quadrant

All trails have low hanging branches in areas that have not been fully cleared yet. Please use caution everywhere.

South West Quadrant

Trails are being worked on but most remain closed at this time due to unsafe conditions and trees and saplings bowed into the trail.

South East Quadrant

Most trails are open but are works in progress.  The Jackpine Riders have been actively working on packing trails and clearing the leaning trees and saplings.

Douglas County Ski Trails

Douglas County Trails: The service roads and parking lots have been plowed. We anticipate packing and dealing with the leaning saplings on January 3. 

Superior Municipal Forest trails as of December 31 were partially groomed, no tracks as of yet.  

The Brule River After Hours Ski Trails are mostly groomed and tracked.

Pattison State Park trails are groomed and tracked, vehicle admission sticker 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.