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Trail Report – : Western UP, Michigan – February 25, 2019

Reporter:Western U.P. Snowmobile Report
Trail Conditions: Excellent
Snow Cover: 18-36
Date of Report: February 25, 2019
Area Report:

Western U.P. Trail Report – Western U.P. Bureau – 02/25

Western U P Snowmobile Report
February 25, 2019
Snowmobile report

Snow, snow, and more snow. Temps are only going to be in the teens for the highs the next couple of days with lows in the single digits. We received from 18-24¡å or more over the weekend with 40-60MPH winds. Last week we received 10-12¡å as well. Groomers have not been out since Sunday morning across the whole area. Trails are completely drifted across and road crossings have very large banks. Trails will be tough to navigate for the first half of this week as we work to bust them back open. We ask for your patience this week as we work to bring trails back into shape.

THE GOGEBIC RANGE TRAIL AUTHORITY reports on 2/21/19 grooming is ongoing. If you see a groomer please pull over and let them pass.

Trail 2 from Hurley to Ramsay Crossing is very good was last groomed 2/20/19. Please do not ride on sidewalks near Holiday and try to keep the noise down in town.

Trail 2 from Ramsay Crossing to Wakefield is very good was last groomed 2/21/19. PLEASE REMEMBER TO CROSS US HWY 2 IN THE CORRECT LANE OF TRAVEL, DO NOT BLOCK HWY TURN LANES!

Wakefield to Marenisco is very good was lasted groomed 2/21/19. This trail is a mix of twisty but wide forest roads (13mi) and 12mi of rail bed to Marenisco. This beautiful trail is 12 miles of unplowed wide logging roads that wind their way through the Gogebic Range Hills before running 10 miles of rail-trail to Marenisco. PLEASE STOP AT ALL STOP SIGNS ON THE RAIL TRAIL! There is a significant logging presence on FR-8100 with dozens of log trucks hauling out daily. Last week an accident occurred with a log truck. Stop at the stop signs!!

Trail 8 from Bingos to Tula Crossing is very good and was last groomed 2/18/19. Bingo’s is closed and has no gas….

Trail 160 from Walmart to Montreal River (WI) is very good last groomed 2/18/19. This is their most scenic trail and a treat to ride! Stay on the trail in the farm fields. Over 25 landowners are involved to make this trail a reality, please respect them and ride responsibly.

Trail 11S is in very good condition it was last groomed 2/21/19. It is groomed all the way to the WI line. This 17 mile long trail has 2 stop signs and is a wilderness tour. The southern 3 miles get thinner, but remains in good condition.

Trail 11 N is closed indefinitely.

THE GOGEBIC AREA GROOMERS report from 2/12/19. Groomers were out last night and report that all trails are in good to very good condition.

Trail 1N to White Pine: very good condition. Groomed last night.

Trail 8 East:-very good condition.

Trail 8 West just groomed and in very good condition.

Trail 102-Good to very Good

Trail 13n-Good to very Good. Groomed last night.

Trail 13S from Root Cellar to Trail 2 – very good condition.

Trail 1 South conditions are very good. It was groomed last night.

Some friendly reminders:

KNOW before you GO. Take a couple extra minutes before you head out to check a map and plan out the day.

Stop at all stop signs completely stop at all stop signs. Look left-right-left.

Please remember to ride RIGHT and ride TOGETHER

Taking into account the above consider that the snow we are currently getting is fluffy and creates a large powder cloud, so allow extra space between riders due to reduced visibility.


We are grooming daily. Trails are very good condition, lots of snow!!

Trail 2 West of Watersmeet – Very good with the exception of the wet area 25 miles west of Watersmeet on trail 2. Please use caution.

Trail 2 East of Watersmeet- Very good condition

Trail 13 South to Cisco Chain-Very good

Trail 3 south to Land O’Lakes- Very good condition. There is lots of traffic on this trail. 100 of sleds are passing the groomer. It is very hard to keep smooth, use caution on bridge approaches

Trail 3 north to Paulding/Bond Falls/Bruce Crossing- Very good