Trail Report

Wednesday December 26, 2018 5:53AM

Fair overall conditions

Light snowfall

1 general warning

6 trail warnings


The trails have no changes in condition since yesterday. This crazy weather forecast has been all over the place, now calling for snow through Sunday but Rain Thursday night.  All we can do is hope for the best – SNOW! Either way we will be out grooming tonight and as much as we can prepping trails around the weather conditions.

For now the core of our system from Trail 8/ M-94 in Shingleton to Trail 7 / Buckhorn and North, Trail 7 to Christmas, and most of Trail 419W from Munising to Christmas is in Fair Condition. Beyond that overall riding conditions are poor with some thin, sandy, rocky and wet areas.

Today’s Forecast: Scattered Snow Showers today, 24 degrees and 5 mph N winds.

If you must venture out please ride with caution and conservatively and PLEASE be respectful, stay on the trail and off the throttle when in the towns.
Keep Snow Dancing with your friends and stay tuned for updates!

(Today’s photo is Trail 8 Monday night)


- A few Wet Areas are not frozen solid. Some of these are deep so ride with caution.

Trail Conditions

8 East - Shingleton


Light fresh snow, thin base. From M-94 crossing to a few miles North of Shingleton is poor with wet areas. No recent grooming.

STAY ON TRAIL! Ride with caution in 1/2 mile wetland section just North of Shingleton. Many wet areas are not frozen solid heading North of Shingleton.

8 West - Chatham


Light fresh snow, thin base. Some icy corners. Groomed from Trail 419, West to Trail 7 South.

7 South - CR440


Light fresh snow, thin base. Trail "panned" Monday night. Some icy corners.

7 North - Christmas


Light fresh snow, thin base. Fair riding from Trail 7/8 intersection North. Hard and icy as you approach Christmas with logging activity. No recent grooming.

Logging Operations from Ridge Road as you near Christmas. Watch for large trucks and give right of way. Also Log Decking being done soon along Trail 7 just as you approach Christmas.

419 East - Wetmore


Light fresh snow, thin base, Groomed Monday night.

419 West - Munising


Light fresh snow. Thin to no base and rocky areas between Munising and Wetmore. From Munising toward Christmas - thin to no base and poor for 2 miles then fair into Christmas and West Bay Spur. Entire trail was "panned" Sunday from Munising to Christmas.

Logging Operations for 1/2 Mile on North end as you near Christmas. Watch for large trucks and give right of way. Open Stream crossing between Munising and Wetmore.

418 - Au Train


Light fresh snow, thin to no base, sandy/rocky areas along the big lake shoreline in Au Train. No recent grooming.

417 - Brownstone Jnct.


Light fresh snow, no base, very rocky areas. No recent grooming.

Large Rocks, wet and bare areas - ride with caution.

422 - Miners Castle


Light fresh snow, thin base, rocky areas. More snow as you head North but H-58 is a Poor, rough travel. No recent grooming.

Rough, Wet areas along the middle section of this trail, just south of H-58.

Wetmore Spur


Light fresh snow, thin base. No recent grooming.

Use Caution in areas of steep side hill conditions near East end.