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.
Snowmobile and Winter ATV/UTV Trails (As of 1/19/2021)
Douglas County managed trails are 98% OPEN! The snow cover varies across the country. Considering the limited snow cover and the amount of traffic the county has received, the trails are still in fair condition. 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.
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 - Groomed
Trail 925 - Not groomed
Trail 835 - Not groomed
Trail 930 - Groomed
Trail 35 Wild Rivers Trail north of Solon Springs - Groomed
Trail 35 Wild Rivers Trail south of Solon Springs - Groomed
Trail 27B - Not groomed
Trail 27C - Not groomed
Trail 41S - Not groomed
Trail 41B - Not groomed
Trail 217 - Groomed
Trail 727 - Groomed
Trail 17N - Groomed
Trail 17S South of Lower Eau Claire Lake - Not groomed (Watch for logging)
Trail 7 - Not groomed
Trail 27 - Not groomed
Trail 3 - Groomed
Trail 41 Wild Rivers Trail to Warming Shack - Not groomed (Watch for logging west of Gregerson Road)
Trail 541 - Not groomed
Trail 1 - Not groomed
Trail 2 (Tri-County Corridor) - Groomed
Trail 4 - Not groomed
Trail 6 - Not groomed
Trail 18 - Not groomed
Trail 24 - Not groomed
Trail 24 B - Not groomed
Trail 27/27A - Not 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 - Not groomed
Trail 635 - Not groomed
Gandy Dancer Trail* - Groomed (Watch for deer crossing between Moen Road and CTH BB)
Saunders Grade Trail - Not groomed
Wrenshall Grade Trail - Not groomed
Trail 0 - Not groomed
Trail 28 - Not 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 1/18/21. The trails are in good condition. The trails were packed wide to allow for skate skiing and classic.
Superior Municipal Forest (Superior) - Trails have recovered well from the warm-up. All of the trail's skate decks have been groomed and will be touched up as weather allows. Good conditions with a few (normal) bare spots.
After Hours Ski Trail (Brule) - Groomed, but not recently. Still reporting good conditions but worn trails.
Enjoy your ride and please ride safe!
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.