Michigan Trail Report


Sault Ste. Marie Trail Report – 04/04

Well we finally got some snow out of the storm last night. In town only got a couple inches but west and south of town got 5-7 inches. And it’s not wet packs stuff more fluffy. Temp is 17 this morning.

Groomers are not running but should be some ok riding on forest roads and our northern trails. Our leases do not expire on April 1 so all gates are open and able to ride all our trails.

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April 02nd, 2018 @ 10:48pm

Groomer Report

Grooming is done for the season

Trail #8 going west of Brimley is the only trail left. The groomers are parked for the season. Trails officially close April 1 but there will be snow on forest roads long after that. We will leave gates open until trail is unrideable.

We have a new plowed parking area at the beginning of trail #8 under the International Bridge, which now has an all season porta John. Make sure you lock your vehicles and trailers.

If you are staying in the Sault please look at our list of supporters on our web page and give them your business. Please do that in all towns you visit. The grooming entities are all made up of volunteers who want you to support those who support us!!!!!!

Remember trail base is the amount of snow between your track and the ground below not the amount of fluff piled up in the woods. 10 inches of snow compresses to less then a inch on the trail.

Sault Ste. Marie to Brimley, Trail #8 –

Base 0- 2 inches -Trail is in poor Condition.

Brimley to Raco, Trail #8 –

Base 1 – 2 inches -Trail is in poor Condition.

When going across the bridge in Brimley make sure you go with your the flow of traffic! Blowing and drifting occurs when you first leave Brimley.

Raco to Naomikong Trail #8 [where Paradise meets us], Trail #8 –

Base 0- 4 inches – Trail is in poor to fair Condition.

Sault Ste. Marie City Trail, Trails #497, #449, parts of #8 & #49 –

Base 0 – 2 inches – Trail is in poor condition

We now have a marked trail going to Chippewa Motors. It starts once you come out of the woods east of M-129 off #449. It comes into their parking lot from behind if you need parts or service.

City curfew is from 1 am – 6 am. Remember most City streets are open to traffic 20 mph, stop at all intersections, and ride on the right hand side of street not on side walks. Watch for closed streets that are posted, mainly around the hospital, university, and state trunk lines.

Sault Ste. Marie to Kinross, Trail #49 –

Base 0 – 2 inches – Trail is in poor Condition.

Make sure you follow reroute once you cross bridge going south at 7 Mile road .

When the trail is running along roads make sure you go with the flow of traffic on the right side of the road.

Kinross loop & south to Pickford, Parts of Trail #49, #472, and #494 –

Base 0 – 0 inches – Trail in poor Condition. Watch for trucks on trail.

Kinross to Raco & Rudyard, Parts of trail #472 & #480 –

Base 0 – 2 inches – Trail in poor Condition. Watch for reroute signs just west of Kinross. Trail to Rudyard has been groomed but logging going on too

The Downtown Trail is signed and snow and barrels are on Portage Ave bridge. But they will removing them Monday the 12th

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Wednesday October 17th, 2018 - 6:35 pm

Sault Ste. Marie Snowmobile Association

Eastern Upper Peninsula Snowmobile Council Dinner Meeting hosted by Sault Ste. Marie Snowmobile Association. ... See MoreSee Less

Eastern Upper Peninsula Snowmobile Council Dinner Meeting hosted by Sault Ste. Marie Snowmobile Association.Image attachment

Wednesday October 17th, 2018 - 1:32 am

Sault Ste. Marie Snowmobile Association

In a surprising result, the Teton County WLPI Proposal failed, meaning snowmobilers and other mechanized groups maintain their access to public lands. Thank you all for the snowmobile community’s action and involvement.
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@amplcommunity #snowestmagazine
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Wednesday October 17th, 2018 - 1:19 am

Sault Ste. Marie Snowmobile Association

Brushing and signing date set...
We still need help to get the trails ready for the upcoming season.
We have set a work bee date of Saturday, November 3rd. We will be working the trail from the Soo to Kinross. We will be using ATV's.
Meet up at the groomer barn at 9am..bring some friends...
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Tuesday October 9th, 2018 - 6:13 pm

Sault Ste. Marie Snowmobile Association

Annual meeting and dinner going on to kick off the winter season. ... See MoreSee Less

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