Trail Report

Thursday December 27, 2018 8:02AM

Fair to Good overall conditions

Light snowfall

1 general warning

5 trail warnings


Winter Storm coming through but possibly bringing some rain along. Trails are in overall Fair condition so lets hope for a good amount of snow from this to keep them moving in the right direction and bump them up a notch. Trail 8 East was groomed last night from Wetmore to 7 miles North of Shingleton. We were able to get the base flattened out fairly well considering the rocky conditions and limited snow to work with but please make note of cautions listed in report below. Operations will continue with grooming and prepping of trails around the weather conditions.

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 still in Fair Condition. Beyond that overall riding conditions are poor with some thin, icy, rocky and wet areas. You may see the start of slight moguling with the limited grooming at this time.

Today’s Forecast: Rain/Snow, 37 degrees and 10 to 20 mph SE winds. Up to an inch of snow.

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’s are Trail 8 Wednesday night from Wetmore to North of Shingleton)


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

Trail Conditions

8 East - Shingleton

Fair to Good

Light fresh snow, thin base. Groomed last night. Wetland Area North of Shingleton is frozen in but a bit rough. There is an open water hole about 5 miles North of Shingleton and a deep depression about 6 miles North - ride with caution.

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

8 West - Chatham


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

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

Fair to Good

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 and wet 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.

Wetmore Spur


Light fresh snow, thin base. No recent grooming.

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