Trail Report

Monday March 8, 2021 8:10AM

Fair overall conditions

No snowfall

2 general warnings

4 trail warnings

No significant Changes. Groomer Operators reporting fair results with no new snow. We have a very hard light chop base with sugary snow and some icy corners. Most of our Trail System is in Overall Fair condition getting icy in sections under the soft snow and some outlying areas in poor condition. Honestly if you do not mind sugary snow there is still some great riding out there. Trail 8 from Shingleton West to Trail 417 is a bit choppy in areas but fairly flat. Trail 417 to Brownstone Intersection and Trail 7 from 2 miles South of Christmas South to Buckhorn Road and Trail 418 are in Fair condition and a bit choppy. Trail 7 South of Doe Lake Road and Trail 419 from Wetmore to Munising are in poor condition. In the towns and along highways you will be finding dirty snow and bare spots. Trail 8 North of Shingleton is fairly flat with some chop for 7 miles North of Shingleton. This section is listed as Poor due to being very thin for the first 4 miles heading North with a few bare patches and bare or icy corners. Day-by-Day changes this time of year so Keep snow dancing, get out and ENJOY what is left of the Trails, Ride Safe and Stay Tuned for updates!

Past 24 hour Grooming Operations: Trail 8 from Shingleton West to Trail 7 North, Trail 7 from Christmas South to Trail 8, Trail 419

Forecast: Mostly Sunny, 43º F, Winds S 10 mph, Gusts to 20 mph
Currently: Mostly Sunny, 36º F, Winds S 12 mph

Photos: Trails 7, 8 and 419  Cover: Trail 7/8 just West of Trail 7 South

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- Some icy conditions exist on tight corners. Ride with Caution.

IMPORTANT National Forest Closure Notice!

- STAY ON GROOMED TRAILS in the Stevens Lake F-16 crash site area. These are Trails 7 to the North and East, Trail 2 to the South and Trail 411 to the West. Order in effect through September 30, 2021. Notice from the National Forest important for those who venture off-trail: "Just a heads up to remind riders to stay on trails especially around or near the crash site they can be fined or imprisoned if caught inside perimeter thanks" (Order and Map in images below shows area)

Trail Conditions

8 East - Shingleton

Fair to Good

No new snow, fairly flat, choppy in areas with a fair base. From Trail 419 West to Trail 7 is high traffic and gets choppy. Groomed 3/7/2021

8 West - Chatham

Fair to Good

No new snow, fairly flat with a fair base. Groomed 3/7/2021

7 South - CR440


No new snow, fair conditions from Trail 8 South to Buckhorn Road. Choppy with minimal to no base south of Doe Lake Road, bare patches, standing water and dirty snow. Groomed 3/6/2021 to Buckhorn Road, grooming South of that is now on hold.

7 North - Christmas

Fair to Good

No new snow, choppy with a fair base, some icy corners and dirty snow and a few bare patches and minimal base for two miles closer to Christmas. Groomed 3/7/2021

SLOW DOWN in Residential area of Christmas. PLEASE respect the residents and stay of the throttle, especially with loud pipes.

419 East - Wetmore


No new snow, fairly flat and choppy in areas with a minimal base around Wetmore and Munising. Watch for icy corners and ice near top of large hills. Dirty snow along M-28 with a few bare spots. From Wetmore to Trail 8 is fairly flat with a fair base. Groomed 3/7/2021

419 West - Munising

Fair to Good

No new snow, fairly flat up in the hills with a minimal base closer to Munising. Watch for some icy corners and ice near top of large hills and a few bare spots. Groomed 3/7/2021

Watch for ice patches and small water holes developing from springs in trail closer to Munising.

418 - Au Train


No new snow, Fairly flat with a light chop in areas and a fair to no base. Thinner trail with gravel mix along the Lake Superior Shoreline near AuTrain. Groomed 3/6/2021

417 - Brownstone Jnct.


No new snow, fairly flat but a bit choppy in areas with a fair base. Some rocky areas starting to get exposed on the steep hills. Groomed 3/6/2021

422 - Miners Castle


No new snow, fairly flat some light chop and a fair base, 2 mile stretch along H-58 has minimal snow cover along guard rail sections. Groomed 3/6/2021

WATCH FOR CARS/TRUCKS Though we have more snow vehicles still try traveling out the the Miners Castle overlook. Stay alert for stuck vehicles or possible trail damage once you enter the groomed section of Miner Castle Road.

Wetmore Spur


No snow, fairly flat with a fair base. Groomed 3/5/2021