Douglas County and Superior are a mecca for recreational opportunities offering four seasons of fun. Here, the history, culture and beauty of these counties are marvels that must be experienced, not just witnessed.
A variety of trail activities including mountain biking, snowshoeing, horseback riding, motorcycling, bird-watching, paddling – even downhill skiing are plentiful. Superior- Douglas County has an unbelievable variety of trail settings. Enjoy secluded trails in some of the most pristine wilderness areas in the Midwest. Travel road routes that run along Lake Superior’s sculpted shores, cross raging rivers, and follow winding river valleys.
Whatever brings you to Superior-Douglas County to have fun, be sure to check out the reports on the current conditions of our trails and availability of popular activities. In order for you to get the most from your visit, check back often as updates can change frequently depending upon the season and weather.
TRAIL REPORT AS OF 1/10/17
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 that on certain trails only segments of that trail may be open at this time. We anticipate frequent updates as the clubs report in with trails they have checked. In all areas where the winter recreational trails are closed the clubs are actively working on the getting the trails open.
Winter Trail Report 1/20/2017 NE Quadrant
Brule River Riders, Friday, January 20, 2017.
All winter recreational trails are open at this time except for: Trail 235 Trail 635 Trail 24 north of the Middle River Road
All other Brule River Rider Trails were groomed on 1-15 and 1-16.
All winter use trails in this quadrant are open at this time except: Crosstown Route – Closed from the Tri-County Corridor to Tower Avenue.
Trail 41 from Amnicon to Milchesky Road are groomed, however, there is one spot of water with signs up to warn of the danger. Please use the high side of the trail.
Trail 4-41 from Milchesky road to the warming shack are open and groomed. Both trails are in good shape. Grooming not planned for the next week due to warmer temperatures in the forecast.
Trail 9 is open from the Burnett County Line to Moose Road at this time. The clubs are hoping to get the rest of the trails checked and ready to be opened this week.
Trail 5 and 5A are open.
Trail 925 is open and Tamarack is safe to cross. Warmer temperatures in the forecast may change the trail conditions quickly, we will update as necessary.
All other trails remain closed at this time.
OPEN TRAILS Trail 7 – Groomed 1/11/17 – Good condition
Trail 27 (DCF Portion) Groomed 1/11/2017 Good Condition
#35 Wild Rivers Trail – groomed – good early season condition
27B groomed – good early season condition
27C groomed – good early season condition
# 41s from #3 to Burnett co. line – Groomed on 1-15. Trail is in fair to good early season condition.
#41N from WRT to the warming shack is “Snowmobile Only” at this time.
# 5 - From Trail 35 west to W. Mail Route Groomed good condition
Trail 541 – Open – Not groomed at this time (Logging activity on the north end – please use caution)
Trail 3 – Groomed in good condition
Trail 217 and Trail 17 Trail 217 – Trail is open and groomed and the trail is in good condition, however conditions may deteriorate fast with the warmer temperatures in the forecast. No grooming planned this week due to weather.
Trail 17N – (Fowlers Circle North) Open – Groomed and in good condition. No grooming planned this week due to weather.
Trail 17S – (Fowlers Circle South) – Trail closed due to recent warm temperatures. Check for updates when temperatures fall & additional snowfall occurs.
*NOTE: ALL Burnett County Snowmobile and Winter ATV trails are closed as of 1-18-17. The Frozen Ground ATV Trail System will remain open.
Trail 150 is CLOSED from the Gandy Dance Trail to Old 35. Watch signs for the detour.
Douglas County Ski Trails The Ski Trails were groomed and tracked as of 1/12/17. The trail is in good early season condition. City of Superior Municipal Forest Ski Trails tracks have been set, and are open.
For further information, please contact the Douglas County Forestry Department at (715) 378-2219 during regular business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday, excluding holidays.
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