Trail Report

Monday December 27, 2021 7:05AM

Fair to Good overall conditions

Light snowfall

0 general warnings

3 trail warnings

Our trail system is holding up with overall fair to good conditions, poor in towns and near roadways. We lost quite a bit of snow Friday night and Saturday and temperatures dropped making for some areas of icy conditions. As of this morning we have a dusting of light new snow with Grooming Operations still on hold as we wait for more to work with. When out riding be conservative to reduce base damage and watch for ice. Make note that Sled traffic will most likely be high with the amount of arrivals observed late yesterday. We will be watching temperatures and snow conditions closely with grooming operations resuming as soon as possible. Mother Nature seems to be all mixed up so do some serious Cold Weather Snow Dancing.  Stay Tuned as we continue to report changing trail conditions.

Past 24 hour Grooming Operations: Currently on Hold

Forecast: Snow Showers w/ possibly Rain Mix, 34º F, Winds E 15 to 20 mph with Gusts to 35 mph
Currently: Light Snow, 22º F, Winds SE 8

Cover Photo: Trail 8 East at M94 crossing in Shingleton
Gallery Photos: Trail 8 at M94 crossing in Shingleton, Trail 8 West at M94 crossing near Buckhorn Road (12-25-2021), Trail 419 entering Munising  (12-25-2021)

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Trail Conditions

8 East - Shingleton

Fair to Good

Dusting of new snow a decent base. Last Groomed: 12/22/2021

8 West - Chatham

Fair to Good

Dusting of new snow a decent base. Last Groomed: 12/22/2021

7 South - CR440

Fair to Good

Dusting of new snow, thin base in open areas. Thinner as you head south toward CR440. Last Groomed: 12/23/2021

7 North - Christmas

Fair to Good

Dusting of new snow with a fair base. Thinner base closer to Christmas. Last Groomed: 12/22/2021

419 East - Wetmore


Dusting of new snow with a fair base from Trail 8 North into Wetmore, Thin and and dirty snow along M28 entering Munising, may be icy and soft in water hole areas. Last Groomed: 12/23/2021

WARNING! Watch for two large holes at culvert crossing in the hills between Munising and Wetmore. It is crossable but use extreme caution. This will be present until we have more snow to fill them in.

419 West - Munising


Dusting of new snow, may be icy and soft in water hole areas. All open but now but the 2 mile Frog Hollow section off of Brook Street is POOR, rough with soft wet areas and very dirty mixed snow. Last Groomed: 12/23/2021

RIDE WITH CAUTION - 2 mile section West of Munising from Brook Street heading toward Christmas - very large water holes were packed in, soft and very dirty in areas. Alternate route is: Follow ORV Detour: Brook Street North to Varnum West to St Martins Hill West/North to Gage Road West 2,000 feet to trail on corner heading South back to 419

418 - Au Train


Dusting of new snow, minimal base to the East. West 5 miles are very thin sand/gravel/rocky trail especially along Lake Superior near AuTrain with bare sections. Last Groomed: 12/22/2021

417 - Brownstone Jnct.


Dusting of new snow, minimal base on the North end which is rough and very rocky. Last Groomed: 12/22/2021

422 - Miners Castle

Fair to Good

Dusting of new snow, fair base, a few large and deep water holes north of H58, may be icy in wet areas. very little snow cover on 2 mile section of H58. Watch for ruts on Miner Castle Road as some vehicles are attempting to drive it. Last Groomed: 12/23/2021

Ride with extreme caution on Trail 422 heading to Miners Castle about 3.5 miles North of M28. There is a very deep washout that cuts into the trail about 2 feet along the east edge. This will be present until we get more snow to pack it in.

Wetmore Spur


Dusting of new snow, fair to poor base. Last Groomed: 12/22/2021