Michigan Trail Report

Western U.P. Trail Report – Western U.P. Bureau – 03/13

Rain is in the forecast for Wednesday and Thursday, changing to snow. We have plenty of snow so hopefully this will not do much to our trails. We have snow in the forecast for Friday so things should be okay for the weekend. Temps for the weekend will be in the low 30’s with the lows in the teens. What an awesome time to come up and enjoy some of the greatest trails we have had in years. DON’T MISS OUT!!!!!

THE GOGEBIC RANGE TRAIL AUTHORITY Tuesday 3/12 2:00pm CST: Grooming has ceased as of 3/12/19 2:00am. Grooming is planned to resume this weekend with one groomer while the second groomer will be out in the distant reaches of our system brushing for next season. Many spots we only have access to in the winter so it is go-time for brushing! We have about an inch of rain forecast for the weekend. We can survive rain, even a lot of rain, but we can’t groom an ice block. No the rain will not bring us dirt trails. However there could be water flowing hazards across trails and things can get real icy real quick. We do not have a tiller so grooming becomes a very time sensitive task. Riding this weekend is encouraged, just need to ride cautiously as running water could appear on the trails. If you see a groomer please pull over and let them pass. Overall our trails are excellent!

Trail 2 from Hurley to Ramsay Crossing is excellent was last groomed 3/10/19. Please do not ride on sidewalks near Holiday and try to keep the noise down in town.

Trail 2 from Ramsay Crossing to Wakefield is very good was last groomed 3/10/19. PLEASE REMEBER TO CROSS US HWY 2 IN THE CORRECT LANE OF TRAVEL, DO NOT BLOCK HWY TURN LANES!

Wakefield to Marenisco is excellent was lasted groomed 3/10/19. This trail is a mix of twisty but wide forest roads (13mi) and 12mi of rail bed to Marenisco. This beautiful trail is 12 miles of unplowed wide logging roads that wind their way through the Gogebic Range Hills before running 10 miles of rail-trail to Marenisco. PLEASE STOP AT ALL STOP SIGNS ON THE RAIL TRAIL! There is a significant logging presence on FR-8100 with dozens of log trucks hauling out daily. Last week an accident occurred with a log truck. Stop at the stop signs!!

Trail 8 from Bingos to Tula Crossing is excellent and was last groomed 3/10/19. Bingo’s is closed and has no gas….

Trail 160 from Walmart to Montreal River (WI) is excellent last groomed 3/7/19. This is their most scenic trail and a treat to ride! Stay on the trail in the farm fields. Over 25 landowners are involved to make this trail a reality, please respect them and ride responsibly.

Trail 11S is in excellent condition it was last groomed 3/10/19. It is groomed all the way to the WI line. This 17 mile long trail has 2 stop signs and is a wilderness tour. The southern 3 miles get thinner, but remains in good condition.

Trail 11 N is closed indefinitely.

Tuesday, March 13th
Gogebic area trails are in excellent condition. Temps warm up Tuesday through Thursday and there’s a potential for rain that seems to diminish slightly as we head more into the week. Friday will bring about a drop in temperature with a forecast for snow. Groomers will be parked during this mid-week warm up and they will be back out as soon as the temperatures allow. We’ve got a great base and we certainly have enough snow – so we hope to have good riding through the end of March.


Not much more to say…… The trails are EXCELLENT !! Come and ride!

Trail 2 West of Watersmeet – Excellent!

Trail 2 East of Watersmeet- Very good condition

Trail 13 South to Cisco Chain- Excellent

Trail 3 south to Land O’Lakes- Very good condition. There is lots of traffic on this trail and it’s very hard to keep smooth, use caution on bridge approaches

Trail 3 north to Paulding/Bond Falls/Bruce Crossing- Excellent



Powder Hound Lodge
www.powderhoundlodge.com 906-285-9773
Stay Four nights for the price of 3.
Stay 2 nights get 50% off 3rd night.

Bluffs Inn –
Stay with us any time in March and receive a 10% discount. Must reference promo code SNOW19

Big Powderhorn Lodging Association
www.bpla.com 800-222-3131
Right now this is what we have running through March 17th,
Stay 3 consecutive weekday nights = 10% discount
Stay 4 consecutive weekday nights = 15% discount
Stay 5 consecutive weekday nights = 20% discount
So what are you waiting for?? Call 800-222-3131 & book your stay with BPLA today!
*Restrictions Apply: For NEW Reservations Only / Offer Subject to Availability / No Other Discounts Apply
Starting March 17th through April 30th will be our Value Season Rates

Wildernest Chalet
www.wildernestchalet.com 800-461-3426
March for 20% off for the Wildernest Chalet after March 17th.

The Timbers Resort
The Timbers Resort will be offering Cabin rates of $35.00 per person, per night, plus tax based on a minimum of 2 people in your group for the rest of March, April through May 12th. Come ride our scenic trails, check out the fantastic waterfalls which will be roaring this spring, do a little ice fishing or just come and relax. We have everything you need right here! www.thetimbersresort.com or call 906-575-3542 and mention this special. Your hosts: Tim and Sarah Long

Teal Wing on Lake Gogebic
WWW.VRBO.COM/1504249. We are a 5 star property that sleeps 10 and a Premier partner with VRBO. We are running a special for the month of March. $50 off per night and $75 off per night from April 1st through May 13th. Vacationers can book directly with us through the Lake Gogebic Chamber of Commerce website and also save an additional $110 per stay by avoiding VRBO traveler fee. Otherwise, vacationers can book directly through VRBO by clicking the link above. Thank you! Hopefully we can bring more vacationers up to the area to support local businesses!!
Dan and Amy McGillivray – Owners 920-224-2531

Pioneer Cleaning & Lodging, LLC
906-932-0746 office
906-364-6566 cell
Stay any two nights get the 3rd night FREE at any of our available listings….for the month of March.

The Arrows Resort
www.thearrowsresort.com. 906-358-4390
Come check out our super discount rates which are considerably less on our homes.

www.thekonteka.com Lindy-906-885-5170 2 night stay get 20 % and the 3 night free.

West Shore Resort
Ron and Kristy 1-906-842-3336
We would like to offer 30% off our daily rate starting March 17 through the end of snowmobile season. Customers can mention promo code wsr2019 to get the discount.

Bergland Bay Bar in Bergland, MI
Les and Shelly Newhouse906-575-2222
We’d like to offer a small sandwich and Bloody Mary for $13.00 and large Italian beef and domestic beer for $11.00. We also have openings for lodging in the apartment above the bar that sleeps 8.

Wilderness Bay Lodge and Resort
E20060 Thousand Island Lake Road
Watersmeet, MI 49969

Dan and Laura Hance
For stays between March 8-31, 2019 only. Not valid for any other month.
Must call direct and mention CVB March Promo.

Timberline Sports
35714 W. M-28
Bergland, MI 49910
March Specials:
$75.00 Off rental on Ski-doo Renegade 2 day minimum. Promo Code Spring 2019

Hoop N Holler
115 Hoop N Hollar Rd.
Bergland, MI 49947
March Daily Specials: Come in and enjoy our March daily sandwich specials through March.

Lake Gogebic Motel
March Specials: Come up in March and get 20% of guest room rates through March.
Friday and Saturday 2 night minimum.

Gogebic Lodge
March 10th thru May 10th Lodging Specials: $35.00 per person/nite! any cabin and chalet. Special for new reservations only. We will also be running bar and restaurant specials daily.



Postings From Regional Pages On Facebook

Wednesday May 22nd, 2019 - 7:25 pm

Gogebic Range Trail Authority - ORV & Snowmobile Club

The rail-trail section from Jackson Road to Country Club Road in Ironwood received some much needed shaping and is PAID FOR BY CLUB FUNDS AS THIS TRAIL IS NOT YET A MDNR ORV TRAIL APPROVED TO RECEIVE ORV TRAIL-PERMIT FUNDING. Dean Pearson construction & logging worked all day reclaiming gravel and doing what he could to reestablish ditches for drainage issues. Please stay off the trail due to on-going work, many large rocks, roots and logs could be on the trail awaiting a final skimming clean up run. We will have up-coming club trash pick up events as well as a signing event. We need more active members! PLEASE join us at our next event and feel how good it is to do something together for a greater good. Sacrifice an afternoon working with new friends instead of riding, it is key to our future trail expansions! #joinus #thisclubbuildstrails #dogoodfeelgood ... See MoreSee Less


Comment on Facebook

Thank you!!!!

Looks absolutely amazing guys. Wish I could be there to help..

Travis Ostrowski

Wife and I are coming up this weekend to watersmeet and could help saturday or sunday

Thank you n good bless

Can't wait for winter. Looking to stay there next season.

Keep up the great work. I'll do a profile bump ride Friday afternoon 👍

Looks good guys!

Thank you !

+ View previous comments

Wednesday May 22nd, 2019 - 10:08 am

Gogebic Range Trail Authority - ORV & Snowmobile Club

Alert! Trail 2 between Ironwood and Bessemer is being graded today thru Thursday ahead of the holiday weekend. Please refrain from use while we work the grade back into shape, large timbers and rocks may be on the trail awaiting a final skimming pass. Thank you Dean Pearson Construction & Logging for the quick support! We want your Holiday Weekend ride the best it can be! Did you know that your ORV membership dues is what is paying for this work? Join today and help make a trail system we can be proud in! ... See MoreSee Less

Alert!  Trail 2 between Ironwood and Bessemer is being graded today thru Thursday ahead of the holiday weekend.  Please refrain from use while we work the grade back into shape, large timbers and rocks may be on the trail awaiting a final skimming pass.  Thank you Dean Pearson Construction & Logging for the quick support!  We want your Holiday Weekend ride the best it can be!  Did you know that your ORV membership dues is what is paying for this work?   Join today and help make a trail system we can be proud in!


Comment on Facebook

Since this is a designated snowmobile trail, not a designated ORV trail, this repair could qualify for ORV damaged trail restoration funds through the MIDNR. Worth checking in to.

Sunday May 19th, 2019 - 11:45 am

Western U.P. Visitors Bureau

Experience the beauty of the Western Upper Peninsula. Fly Roundtrip from Minneapolis to Ironwood for as little as $185 or from Chicago for as little as $225! flyfromironwood.com/airline-service/ ... See MoreSee Less


Comment on Facebook

Say ya to da UP! Spent a lot of time there, beautiful.

This beautiful.

I really enjoyed Longfellow Country. Cross country skiing is excellent in the county woods. The trails are groomed and you can watch the next generation learning to ski and Nordic jumping. Ironwood is the place to be in winter or fall the colors are gorgeous.

Sunday May 19th, 2019 - 11:42 am

Western U.P. Visitors Bureau

... See MoreSee Less

Sunday May 19th, 2019 - 11:37 am

Western U.P. Visitors Bureau

A vibrant sunset reflects on the sandstone at Lake Superior's edge.
Learn how to photograph stunning sunsets in one of our Landscape Photography Workshops:
Thanks for sharing and have a good night!
... See MoreSee Less

Sunday May 19th, 2019 - 11:36 am

Western U.P. Visitors Bureau

HURLEY - Iron County’s ATV / UTV trails are now open for the summer. The trail system opened as of 7 a.m. yesterday morning. The trails has dried enough from the spring thaw to allow them to open, however spring riding conditions may still exist on many trails. Riders may encounter soft spots on the trail system, according to a post on the department’s Facebook page. In Gogebic County, the trails are open and are generally in good conditions with a few areas with soft spots. Riders are reminded that snowmobile trails are only open to ORV use if they are specifically signed as such. Trails in Vilas County remain closed due to frost and saturated soil, but is scheduled to open at 8 a.m. May 24. ... See MoreSee Less

Load more


Latest Trail Reports – Quick Links


Northern Michigan Snowmobile - Snowmobiling in Northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula - produced by North Guide Internet.