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Trail Report – : Western UP, Michigan – March 4, 2019

Reporter:Western U.P. Snowmobile Report
Trail Conditions: Excellent
Snow Cover: 18-36
Date of Report: March 4, 2019
Area Report:

Western U.P. Trail Report – Western U.P. Bureau – 03/04

Western U P Snowmobile Report
March 1, 2019
Snowmobile report

Temps for the next couple of days will be single digits to low teens for the highs and with a -2 with some snow showers. Trails are the best they have been in years. There is still plenty of time to come up for some great riding. WARNING AND NOTICE: JUST EAST OF TRAIL 1 TO PRESQUE ISLE, WI JUST EAST OF MARENISCO IS A LARGE WATER HOLE. PLEASE RIDE SLOW.

THE GOGEBIC RANGE TRAIL AUTHORITY reports on 3/1/19 grooming is ongoing. If you see a groomer please pull over and let them pass. Overall the trails are all groomed from our storm last weekend. Trails are narrow and will be working on widen them as grooming continues.

Trail 2 from Hurley to Ramsay Crossing is excellent was last groomed 2/27/19. 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 2/28/19. PLEASE REMEBER TO CROSS US HWY 2 IN THE CORRECT LANE OF TRAVEL, DO NOT BLOCK HWY TURN LANES!

Wakefield to Marenisco is excellent was lasted groomed 2/26/19. 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 excellent and was last groomed 2/27/19. Bingo’s is closed and has no gas….

Trail 160 from Walmart to Montreal River (WI) is excellent last groomed 2/27/19. 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 excellent condition it was last groomed 2/28/19. 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 2/25/19. We received over 20” of snow with our most recent blizzard. Gogebic Area Grooming will be heading out to break trails soon, but they have one groomer down due to mechanical issues. Parts are being ordered today they hope to have it up and running by Wednesday. Groomers ask that you please be patient as it is going to take some effort to get the trails back in shape. We will update when we know that groomers are heading out. Temps are brisk today and don’t get much past the mid teens. Snow (again) in the forecast for Wednesday and then on Friday.

Please be safe and use caution and good judgment.


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

Trail 2 West of Watersmeet – Excellent!

Trail 2 East of Watersmeet- Very good condition

Trail 13 South to Cisco Chain- Excellent

Trail 3 south to Land O’Lakes- Very good condition. There is lots of traffic on this trail and it’s very hard to keep smooth, use caution on bridge approaches.

Trail 3 north to Paulding/Bond Falls/Bruce Crossing- Excellent