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Superior – Douglas County, Wisconsin

Reporter:nikky.farmakes
Trail Conditions: Poor
Snow Cover: 9
Date of Report: January 21, 2022
Area Report:

Winter Recreation Trails (Reported on 1/21/2022)

Douglas County has not received any measurable snow in the last week. Most trails have been groomed and Riding conditions vary from poor to good across the county.  There are areas of dirt starting to show from the lack of snowfall.  As Grooming reports come in the Trail Conditions will be updated.

 

It is critical that we respect the landowners who allow us to utilize their property. Please Stay On Marked Trails.

 

Please share this info with anyone that you believe would be interested…our goal is to inform as many trail riders as possible.

Please check with neighboring counties to ensure the trails are open before you ride!


Click here for a link to a map of open trails.

South West Quadrant (Maintained by Cozy Corner Trails Club)

Open Trails:
Trail 5 – Groomed
Trail 5A – Groomed
Trail 925 – Groomed
Trail 835 – Groomed
Trail 930 – Groomed
Trail 9 – Groomed
Trail 935 – Groomed

South East Quadrant (Maintained by 4 Seasons Recreation Club, Jackpine Riders, and Get-er-Done)

Open Trails:
Trail 5 – Groomed Last Week
Trail 35 (Wild Rivers Trail north of Solon Springs) – Groomed Last Week
Trail 35 (Wild Rivers Trail south) – Groomed Last Week
Trail 27B – Groomed
Trail 27C – Groomed Last Week
Trail 41 S – Groomed
Trail 41 B – Groomed
Trail 217 – Groomed
Trail 727 – Groomed
Trail 17N – Groomed
Trail 7 – Groomed
Trail 27 – Groomed
Trail 3 – Groomed Last Week
Trail 41 (WRT to the warming Shack) – Groomed Last Week
Trail 541 – Groomed
Trail 17s Groomed (South of Lower Eau Clair Lake) – watch for logging across the county line

North East Quadrant (Maintained by Brule River Riders)

Open Trails:
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
Trail 35 (Wild Rivers Trail) – Groomed
Trail 235 – Groomed
Trail 635 – Groomed Last Week

North West Quadrant (Maintained by Drift Dodgers)

Open Trails: 
Gandy Dancer Trail – Groomed
Saunders Grade Trail – Groomed Last Week
Wrenshall Grade Trail – Groomed
Trail 0 – Groomed
Trail 28 – Groomed
Cross Town Connector Trail – Groomed
Trail 4/41 – Groomed (watch for logging)
Trail 4 – Groomed (watch for logging)

Cross Country Ski Trails
Douglas County Trails – The service roads and parking lots are plowed.  Packed and Tracks were set 1/13/2022
After Hours Trail – Groomed, deep and well set up 1/18/2022. 
Superior Municipal Forest – Groomed. Good to excellent condition as of 1/18/2022
Pattison State Park – Groomed and tracked as of 1/7/2022.  Some areas with thinner snow.

Please enjoy and ride safe! 

Click here for a map of the Winter ATV/UTV Trails.

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.




Snowmobiling Information

Three counties, Douglas, Northern Bayfield and Ashland, huddle together along the shores of Lake Superior. Leisurely trips through secluded forest areas and along the lakeshore make this region a paradise for avid snowmobilers.

Superior, at the northern tip of Douglas County, has the honor of being the western trailhead of the famous Tri-County Corridor. This trail also known as Corridor 2 provides a straight path across Northwest Wisconsin from Superior, through Brule and Iron River, before ending at the eastern trailhead in Ashland. A popular side trip along the way is the spur trail that leads to the spectacular view at Amnicon Falls State Park.

From the Brule area at the eastern edge of Douglas County, riders have the option of touring the serene Lake Nebagamon area or traveling south on Trail 27 to Solon Springs and Gordon. This region is a favorite summer retreat for sportsmen and is a great place to watch the wildlife during the winter months.

Journeying east from Brule, sno-tourers are welcomed into Northern Bayfield County by the Iron River community. A trek on the Battleaxe Trail north leads riders to the famous Old Baldy Lookout. If you have the opportunity to be there on a clear day you can see Lake Superior, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Canada. Don’t forget the camera! Continuing north riders will connect with the South Shore Trail offering a journey west through Port Wing and along the pristine Lake Superior shoreline.

Choosing to journey east, the South Shore Trail will guide riders through the northern peninsula of Bayfield County to the communities of Bayfield and Red Cliff where the beautiful Apostle Islands can be seen offshore. Heading southwest from Bayfield, riders will travel to the Valhalla Recreation Area, which provides a warming chalet complete with a fireplace for that chance to stop and share the day’s adventures with other riders.

Continuing south from the recreation area, riders can once again connect with the Tri-County Corridor. From this point Ashland, the eastern trailhead of the corridor in Ashland County, will greet snowmobilers heading east. Two popular choices from this area are a trek on Trail 25 south to the Clam Lake and Lake Namakagon areas or a journey southeast on Trail 21 to Mellen, Gordon, and Butternut. From here riders can continue south to the Park Falls area or choose to head east to the Turtle Flambeau Flowage.

Snowmobilers cannot make a wrong choice in this region. Great food awaits hungry riders along the trail as well as cozy comfortable lodging.