Douglas County Update

DOUGLAS COUNTY TRAIL UPDATE 3/10/2020.

All Snowmobile and Winter ATV trails under management of the Douglas County Forestry Department will officially close for the season at 8:00 AM local time on Monday, March 16, 2020. Douglas County received two days of warm weather over the weekend and the trail conditions across the county range from good to poor. The trails that are shaded are still in pretty good shape. There are some areas of bare ground and almost all grooming has stopped on the trails. Snowmobile traffic is not recommended

In addition, all year-round recreational trails will temporarily close at that time except for the following trail segments:

1. Gandy Dancer Trail – MN/WI Stateline to Patzau.

2. Saunders Grade – MN/WI Stateline to Schallameir Road parking lot.

3. Wild Rivers Trail – Douglas Co./Washburn Co. line to a point 500 feet north of County Highway Y.

4. Wild Rivers Trail – North Trailhead parking lot (County Highway A) to the Harroun Road.

It is critical that we respect the landowners who allow us to utilize their property.

Please share this info with anyone that you believe would be interested…our goal is to inform as many trail riders as possible.

I have attached a trail map which outlines the open and closed trails.

SW QuadrantOPEN TRAILS

Trail 5

Trail 5A

Trail 930

Trail 935

Trail 835

Trail 9 (Caution: watch for logging North of Hwy M)

Closed Trails

Trail 925 between Swedish highway and Andrews Road (Gates are closed)

SE QuadrantOPEN TRAILS

Trail 35 (WRT north of Solon Springs)

Trail 35 (WRT south)

Trail 27B

Trail 27C

Trail41S

Trail 41B

Trail 217

Trail 727

Trail 17N

Trail 7

Trail 27

Trail 3

Trail 5

Trail 41 (Watch for Logging)

Trail 541

Closed Trails

Trail 17S South of Lower Eau Claire Lake(Gates are Closed)

NE Quadrant Open Trails

Trail 1
Trail 2
Trail 4 Very rough trail lots of ruts

Trail 6 Very rough trail lots of ruts
Trail 24
Trail 27/27A
Trail 35 (WRT)

Closed Trails

Trail 235 (Gates are Closed)


Caution Watch for Logging:
Logging operations with on Trail 4 between Hwy D and Trail 24.

Logging on the west end of Trail 6 is finished
Logging on Trail 4 between Trail 6 and Hwy P finished
Logging on Trail 4 east of Hwy F is finished.


NW Quadrant- OPEN TRAILS

Gandy Dancer Trail Groomed (watch for deer crossing trail between Moen Rd and BB)

Saunders Grade Groomed

Wrenshall Grade Groomed

Trail 0 Groomed

Trail 28 Groomed

4/41 From the Warming shack west Groomed

Trail 4 Groomed

Closed Trails

The Cross town connector from Tower Ave to East 2nd Street (Gates closed and signed)

Osaugie/Tri County Trail from Loons Foot Boat Launch to Barkers Island (Gates Closed and signed)

Douglas County Ski Trails

The service roads and parking lots are plowed. The Ski Trails where Groomed Wednesday February 19th and are still covered in snow. The trails are packed hard and our groomer is unable to cut new tracks in the packed snow. Grooming is suspended until further notice,

Thank you to all the members of the Northwest Trails Association for the amazing work that you do to open and maintain over 300 miles of winter trails in Douglas County!

This report was prepared March 10th, 2020.

Please enjoy and Ride safe!

Clint Meyer

Park and Recreation Supervisor

Douglas County Forestry Department

9182 East Hughes Ave.

Solon Springs, WI. 54873

Phone: (715) 378-2219

Fax: (715) 378-2807

Email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Web:www.douglascountywi.org

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Douglas County Closure

Effective immediately, trail 925 (Douglas County) from Andrews Road to Swedish Highway is closed due to high water. Gates are closed. The rest of the trails in Douglas County remain open at this time!

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DOUGLAS COUNTY TRAIL UPDATE 3/6/2020

DOUGLAS COUNTY TRAIL UPDATE 3/6/2020.

Douglas county received a little bit of snow yesterday and currently ALL of Douglas County trails are open. As temperatures start to warm up watch for trail closures in the update.

It is critical that we respect the landowners who allow us to utilize their property.

We will provide updates as conditions change. Deer have been reported on trails so keep an eye out while traveling.

Please share this info with anyone that you believe would be interested…our goal is to inform as many trail riders as possible.

I have attached a trail map which outlines the open trails.

SW QuadrantOPEN TRAILS

Trail 5 Groomed

Trail 5A Groomed

Trail 930 Groomed

Trail 935 Groomed last week

Trail 835 Groomed last week

Trail 925 Groomed last week

Trail 9 Groomed north of Cummings Rd. (Caution: watch for logging North of Hwy M)

SE QuadrantOPEN TRAILS

Trail 35 Groomed (WRT north of Solon Springs)

Trail 35 Groomed (WRT south)

Trail 27B Groomed

Trail 27C Groomed

Trail41S Groomed

Trail 41B Groomed

Trail 217 Groomed

Trail 727 Groomed last week

Trail 17N Groomed last week

Trail 17S Trail 17S – Groomed last week, watch for logging and water crossing as it gets warmer. Closing soon. (South of Lower Eau Claire Lake)

Trail 7 Groomed last week

Trail 27 Groomed last week

Trail 3 Groomed last week

Trail 5 Groomed

Trail 41 WRT to the warming Shack Groomed last week(Watch for Logging)

Trail 541 Groomed

NE Quadrant Open Trails

Trail 1 Groomed Mon
Trail 2 (TCC) Groomed Monday. Amnicon Falls to Brule. Groomed Thursday, Amnicon Falls to Superior.
Trail 4 Groomed Monday, Brule to Hawthorne. Groomed Tuesday, Hawthorne to the Warming Shack.
Trail 6 Groomed Monday.
Trail 24 Groomed Monday.
Trail 27/27A Groomed Tuesday.
Trail 35 (WRT) Groomed Wednesday.
Trail 235 Groomed Monday.

A couple inches of fresh snow on Thursday put a nice white layer on top.
A few scattered dirty spots were showing in a few places and logging areas before the new snow.
Some road routes are starting to burn off but most are good at the moment.
More high traffic areas have developed more icy corners.

Caution Watch for Logging:
Logging operations with truck traffic on Trail 4 between Hwy D and Trail 24.

Logging on the west end of Trail 6 is finished
Logging on Trail 4 between Trail 6 and Hwy P finished
Logging on Trail 4 east of Hwy F is finished.


NW Quadrant- OPEN TRAILS

Gandy Dancer Trail Groomed (watch for deer crossing trail between Moen Rd and BB)

Saunders Grade Groomed

Wrenshall Grade Groomed

Trail 0 Groomed

Trail 28 Groomed

The Cross town connector Groomed

4/41 From the Warming shack west Groomed

Trail 4 Groomed

Douglas County Ski Trails

The service roads and parking lots are plowed. The Ski Trails where Groomed Wednesday February 19th and are still covered in snow. The trails are packed hard and our groomer is unable to cut new tracks in the packed snow. Grooming is suspended until further notice,

This report was prepared March 6th, 2020.

Please enjoy and Ride safe!

Clint Meyer

Park and Recreation Supervisor

Douglas County Forestry Department

9182 East Hughes Ave.

Solon Springs, WI. 54873

Phone: (715) 378-2219

Fax: (715) 378-2807

Email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Web:www.douglascountywi.org 

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Embarrass River ATV Park Spring Closure

Trail Update:

Due to the extended forecast showing warm weather and potential rain/ snow for next week the Trails will close at 5:30 pm Tuesday March 3rd.

We expect to open approximately May 1st depending on the Spring we have. Thank you to all who came out and enjoyed the trails over the winter. We hope to see you all in the summer.

A reminder annual ATV/UTV Passes are Available for $75. Please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to purchase and recieve it in the mail. 

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Burnett County Trail Closure

ALL Burnett County Winter Snowmobile and ATV/UTV trails will close at 11:59 p.m. tonight, Monday, March 2, 2020.

After consulting with the Burnett County Snow Trails Association, all trails will be closed at 11:59 p.m. Monday, March 2. With warmer temperatures this past weekend and in the forecast, the decision to close trails is to protect the trail base from damage on county, state, and privately owned lands and agricultural fields. It is important that we respect the landowners who graciously allow us to use their property. 

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