Snowmobile Trail Report

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Updated: December 8, 2016

Upper Peninsula Snowmobile Trails officially open December 1st and are groomed until March 31st. Please check this report during the season for trail condition reports across the UP!

There is only light snow across the UP at this time, please check back for reports every Monday and Thursday throughout the snowmobile season. A few areas have posted reports - listed below.

Western Upper Peninsula - By County:

  • Gogebic County & Ontonagon County
    • Snow Shakers Trails:
      • Trail 2 from Bessemer to Ironwood: 
      • Trail 8 from Wakefield to Tula: 
      • Trail 160: 
      • Trail 11 N & 11 S:
      • Lake Gogebic: 
    • Watersmeet: 
      • Trail 2 going west of Watersmeet –
      • Trail 2 going east of Watersmeet to Trail #107 –  
      • Trail 3 going north of Trail 2 to Bond Falls and Trail #8 – 
      • Trail 3 north of Bond Falls to Trail 8 -  
      • Trail 3 going south of Watersmeet to Land O’ Lakes WI –
      • Trail 13 going south of Trail 2 towards the Cisco Chain of Lakes WI – 
    • Ontonagon/Silver City/White Pine: 
      • Trail 1 Porcupine Mountains to Lake of the Clouds:
      • Trail 11 South Boundary Rd. to trail #102: **Remember trail 11 north closed this season that connected with trail 11** 
      • Trail 1 White Pine to the base of the Porcupine Mountains:
      • Trail1/12 White Pine to 101:
      • Trail 12 Ontonagon - 101:
      • Trail 101:
      • Trail 12-137 Ontonagon to Rockland: This is a new trail out of Ontonagon it is the old Rail Road Grade that will connect with trail 13 in Rockland.  The new trail number is 137.
      • Trail 12 Ontonagon – Greenland:
    • Bruce Crossing: 
      • Trail #3 north to Rockland:
      • Trail #8 from Ewen to trail #3 South:
      • Trail #3/8 from Bruce Crossing to the trail #2 South intersection:
      • Trail #3 south from the grade to the CC road:
      • Trail #8 from the trail #3 south intersection to Trout Creek:
      • Trail #8 from Trout Creek to Sidnaw:
      • Trail #8/15 from Sidnaw to the trail #109 intersection:
    • Twin Lakes/Greenland: 
  • Houghton County & Keweenaw County: 8" cover. Snowmobile trails from Twin Lakes to Copper Harbor are officially open but trails are in poor condition.  The groomers will be going out tomorrow to start opening trails and clearing any hazards. Any trail usage should be done with extreme caution as there is very low snow cover in most areas and a lot of water.  There are rocks, stumps, branches, and other hazards that have not been identified.  The Keweenaw Convention & Visitors Bureau asks that you stay on the trails, STAY OFF THE ICE, respect private property, do not drink and drive, and above all else, drive safely.  The signs on the trails are there for riders' safety so please DO NOT remove or destroy them.
  • Baraga County: Hello All, here we go. Around the bay in L'Anse and Baraga we got about 2-3 inches of fresh snow and in the hills there is about 8 inches. Not enough for us to start grooming but if it keeps snowing we hope to soon. Please make sure if you do ride that you use caution and watch for water holes and rocks or even trees across the trail.
    • Big Bay Trail #14: 
    • Alston Trail #15 to #8/15 to #109: 
    • Nestoria Trail #15 to #8:
    • Chassell Trail #15 North: 
    • Sidnaw: 
  • Iron County:
    • Iron River: 
      • Trail #2 to West: 
      • Trail #107 to Kenton:
      • Trail #15 to Sidnaw: 
      • Trail #111 to Amasa: 
      • Trail #2 East:
      • Trail #116 to the George young complex: 
      • Trail #15S to the Wisconsin border: 
    • Crystal Falls: 

Central Upper Peninsula - By County

  • Marquette County: Grooming begins with the first big snow! Check back for conditions.
    • Hiawatha Trails:
      • Seg 1 Gwinn-Cty Rd 438: 
      • Seg 2 Gwinn-Cascade: 
      • Seg 4 Crossroad Spur: 
      • Seg 5 Cascade-Ishpeming: 
      • Seg 6 Negaunee Twp Spur:
      • Seg 7 Mqt Mtn-Carp River: 
      • Seg 8 Mqt Business Spur: 
      • Seg 9 Gwinn-Chatham: 
      • Seg 10 Cty Rd 438-Arnold: 
      • Seg 11 Miller Creek Trail: 
      • Seg 12 Finn Spur-Ridge Rd: 
    • Moose Country: 
      • Seg 1 Republic-Clowry:  
      • Seg 2 Clowry-Ishpeming:  
      • Seg 3 Clowry-Nestoria:  
      • Seg 4 Clowry-Triple A:
      • Seg 5 Republic-Silver Lake: 
      • Seg 6 Silver Lake-Sagola:
      • Seg 7 Silver Lake-Kates Grade:  
      • Seg 8 Republic-Fence River:  
      • Seg 9 Ishpeming-Republic: 
    • UP Central: 
      • Seg 1 Carp River-Casino:  
      • Seg 2 Casino-Whitefish: 
      • Seg 3 Whitefish-Autrain Jct: 
      • Seg 4 Autrain Jct-Christmas Jct: 
      • Seg 5 Autrain Jct-Chatham:
      • Seg 6 Harvey Spur: 
    • Big Bay Trails: 
      • Trail 14, Big Bay to Anderson’s:
      • Trail 14, South From 310 to Marquette: 
      • Trail 14, Big Bay to Halfway: 
      • Trail 310 Alt, From Trail 5 to Trail 14: 
  • Dickinson County
  • Menominee County
  • Alger County
    • Munising: 
    • Grand Marais:
    • AuTrain: 
  • Delta County:
  • Schoolcraft County:
    • Seney: 
    • Manistique:

Eastern Upper Peninsula - By County

  • Luce County: (12/6) We do not groom in the village, and the curfew in the village is 11 P.M. to 7:00 A.M.
    • Trail 9: Pine Stump: Trails are open but the gates in town are closed due to the lack of snow.
    • Trail 45 Falls: Trails are open but the gates are still closed due to the lack of snow.
    • South Trail 9/2 to Epoufette/Trout Lake: Trails are open but there is only 2 inches of snow on the ground.
  • Chippewa County
    • Sault Ste Marie: 
      • Trail #8 - Brimley to Sault:
      • Trail #8 - Brimley to Raco:
      • Trail #8 - Raco to Naomikong: 
      • Sault Ste Marie City Trail, Trails #497, #449 parts of #8 & #49:
      • Trail #49 - Sault to Kinross: 
      • Trail #49, #494, #472 Kinross loop & South to Pickford: 
      • Trail #480 & #472 Kinross to Raco/Rudyard:
      • The Downtown Trail: 
    • Paradise: (12/7) Just wanted to get on here for a hot second. I know ya`ll been watching the weather guessers and their forecast for the end of this week....me too...but I wanted to remind you of some stuff that applies to us around this area. Alot of our trails run through low areas and wet areas. It hasn`t been really cold UP hear and the ground IS NOT froze down yet. If we get a foot or more of snow our trails don`t automatically and magically open up. There are alot of places we haven`t been through and checked out cause we can`t get to them cause of the wet areas. We can only get through with a groomer.....and we have to wait for snow and colder temps to do that!! Sooooo.....just be patient.....I`ll be sure to let you know when things are ready....I promise!! One other thing....if the gates are closed don`t go around them, they are closed for a reason...duh. If you get yourself stuck in a mud hole don`t expect us to come out and help!! So, the motto here is....be patient....lets not start out on the wrong foot.:) Groomer Chris
    • Eckerman:
    • Drummond Island:
  • Mackinac County
    • St Ignace: 
    • Curtis: 
      • Trail 45 to Newberry: 
      • Trail 2 to Gould City, Engadine & Naubinway: 
      • Trail 43 to Germfask: 
    • ​Les Cheneaux/Cedarville/Hessel: