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    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 the 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.

    Want us to send you a FREE ATV/Snowmobile trail map? Click here!

    Snowmobile and Winter ATV/UTV Trails (As of 1/15/2021)

    Douglas County managed trails are 98% OPEN! The county received approximately 2 inches of snow last night and this morning, with some areas receiving no snow. There is more snow cover in the northern half of the county and varying cover across the rest.  Most trails are in early season riding conditions so please help preserve our snow base. Please check with our neighboring counties to ensure the trails are open before you ride!

    It is critical that we respect our landowners who allow us to utilize their property for these trails. Please stay on the trail and ride safely.  We will provide updates as conditions change.

    Click here for a map that outlines open trails. 

    Open trails
    SW Quadrant
    Trail 5 between S. Mail Road and CTH T - Not groomed
    Trail 5 South of CTH T - Not groomed
    Trail 5A - Not groomed
    Trail 9 - Groomed from Cummings Road north to the Warming Shack*Please note Trail 9 is temporarily closed between the North Road and County Road TT. Please use Trail 930 and Trail 5 as a reroute around this section*
    Trail 935 - Not groomed
    Trail 925 - Not groomed
    Trail 835 - Not groomed
    Trail 930 - Not groomed

    SE Quadrant
    Trail 35 Wild Rivers Trail north of Solon Springs - Not groomed
    Trail 35 Wild Rivers Trail south of Solon Springs - Not groomed
    Trail 27B - Not groomed
    Trail 27C - Not groomed
    Trail 41S - Not groomed
    Trail 41B - Not groomed
    Trail 217 - Not groomed
    Trail 727 - Not groomed
    Trail 17N - Not groomed
    Trail 17S South of Lower Eau Claire Lake - Not groomed (Watch for logging)
    Trail 7 - Not groomed
    Trail 27 - Not groomed
    Trail 3 - Not groomed
    Trail 41 Wild Rivers Trail to Warming Shack - Not groomed (Watch for logging west of Gregerson Road)
    Trail 541 - Not groomed

    NE Quadrant
    Trail 1 - Groomed
    Trail 2 (Tri-County Corridor) - Groomed 
    Trail 4 - Groomed 
    Trail 6 - Groomed
    Trail 18 - Groomed
    Trail 24 - Groomed
    Trail 24 B - Groomed
    Trail 27/27A - Groomed (The wet problem area on the north end of Trail 27 has been temporarily fixed to allow safe traffic)
    Trail 35 (Wild Rivers Trail) - Groomed
    Trail 235 - Groomed
    Trail 635 - Not groomed

    NW Quadrant
    Gandy Dancer Trail* - Groomed (Watch for deer crossing between Moen Road and CTH BB)
    Saunders Grade Trail - Groomed
    Wrenshall Grade Trail - Groomed
    Trail 0 - Groomed
    Trail 28 - Groomed
    The Cross Town Connector Trail - Not groomed
    Trail 4/41 from Warming Shack West - Groomed
    Trail 4 - Groomed (Watch for logging east of Breiztman Lake Road)

    *Please note* The Gandy Dancer State Trail will be closed Monday, January 25, and Tuesday, January 26 for maintenance between Moen Road and County Road BB.  The Trail will open again on Wednesday, January 27. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. Moen Road and Patzau Foxboro Road can be used as a detour around the closure. 

    Closed Trail - Trail 2, Loons Foot Landing to Barker's Island is temporarily closed.

    Douglas County Cross Country Ski Trails
    Douglas County CC Ski Trails -  The service roads and parking lots are plowed.  The ski trails were packed on 1/4/21 and touched up on 1/8/21. The trails are in good condition. The trails were packed wide to allow for skate skiing and classic. 
    Superior Municipal Forest (Superior) - All trails closed until further notice. The trails have taken a hit as we received rain instead of snow during the last weather event on 1/14. The trails are soft and have thin conditions.  New measurable snow is needed before grooming can start up again. 
    After Hours Ski Trail (Brule) - Groomed and tracked as of 1/9. No new update as of 1/15

    Enjoy your ride and please ride safe! 

    Click here for a downloadable map of our summer ATV/UTV trails & routes

    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.


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