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  • Recreation/Trail Report

    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!

    Summer ATV/UTV Trails (Reported on 3/30/2021)

    With the weather warming up, please be advised that not all ATV/UTV trails in Douglas County are open.  Please allow time for our clubs to inspect and perform maintenance on trails to open them. Please respect our landowners and only ride on trails that are officially open.  When leaving Douglas County or operating on trails managed by others within Douglas County, be sure to contact the neighboring county, state, or trail operator to review their regulations or status for ATV/UTV operation before entering the property.  We will update with trail conditions as they change. 

    The following Douglas County-managed trails are open to ATV/UTV traffic

    Wild Rivers Trail 
    Gandy Dancer State Trail
    Saunders State Trail

    Map of open trails.

    Thank you to all of the members of the Northwest Trails Association for the tremendous amount of work it takes to open and maintain the trail network. 

    Please enjoy and 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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