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Swedetown
2022-05-03 10:00 am · Back to top

We are officially done grooming for the season. You are welcome to still come and ski, but we put a majority of the gates. Thanks much folks and we'll be back in the fall.

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The main trailhead for Swedetown is on Osceola Road in Calumet near the intersection with Swedetown Road. There is a trailhead at 24984 Woodland Road with parking for the Multi-Use Trails (MUT) where dogs and winter walkers are welcome. Parking lot for Papa Bear ski trail and Creek Loop Snowshoe Trail is near the intersection of M-203 and Cloverland Road at 22500 State Highway M-203. For further information, please visit the Swedetown Trails website.

If you have concerns or questions, please contact info@swedetowntrails.org.
Len's - 0.80 km Not Groomed
Tiger - 0.30 km Not Groomed
Valley - 1.40 km Not Groomed
Pine Ridge - 1.70 km Not Groomed
Cedar - 0.90 km Not Groomed
Birch - 3.30 km Not Groomed
Tamarack - 1.10 km Not Groomed
Ed's - 2.20 km Not Groomed
Powderhouse - 4.30 km Not Groomed
Greenstone - 3.00 km Not Groomed
Mama Bear - 3.10 km Not Groomed
Baby Bear - 1.30 km Not Groomed
Papa Bear - 3.00 km Not Groomed
MUT Not Groomed
Michigan Tech
2022-04-30 01:00 am · Back to top

Springs just around the corner and we are approaching the end of a great season. Flat dragged as much of upper trails as I was able to get through early in the afternoon yesterday. Hopefully things set up nice overnight with lows only getting down around 40. Best skiing in the morning before the rain moves through in the afternoon. As always use caution in spring conditions and watch for collapsing sections on the trails as water undermines the snowpack on the trails.

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It is always a challenge to decide when to stop grooming, particularly when there is still snow on the trails. At this time of year, grooming is hard on the equipment (and the groomers) and trail use diminishes as people think spring. We have decided to alter our grooming schedule, starting April 04. The Michigan Tech trails will be groomed overnight on Monday, Friday and Saturday. This plan is highly dependent on the weather and conditions might require us to close trails or suspend grooming to keep people safe.

Dogs must be leashed and under owners' control at all times and are restricted to the Tolkien, Nara, Isle Royale & Superior trails via the following access points - softball fields, Nara and Tolkien. No dogs are allowed at the Main Trailhead. Please note that the Nordic Waxing Center at the Recreation Trails is closed due to concerns over the COVID-19 health situation. More information about COVID-19 and Michigan Tech's response can be found at mtu.edu/covid-19.

Any concerns or suggestions can be reported to trailsinfo@mtu.edu.
Upper - Birch - 1.45 km Groomed
Upper - Core - 1.20 km Groomed
Upper - Isle Royale - 1.90 km Groomed
Upper - Oak - 1.10 km Groomed
Upper - Pine - 0.90 km Groomed
Upper - Portage - 1.10 km Not Groomed
Upper - Superior - 0.80 km Not Groomed
Competition - Balsam - 1.00 km Not Groomed
Competition - Balsam Finger - 0.25 km Not Groomed
Competition - Cemetery - 0.80 km Not Groomed
Competition - Hairpin - 1.10 km Not Groomed
Competition - Linden - 0.80 km Not Groomed
Competition - Maple - 1.10 km Not Groomed
Competition - Peepsock - 1.00 km Not Groomed
Competition - Skidder - 1.70 km Not Groomed
Lower - Down Under - 0.80 km Not Groomed
Lower - Homestead - 0.90 km Not Groomed
Lower - Racers Return - 0.30 km Not Groomed
Lower - Ridge - 2.00 km Not Groomed
Lower - Royalwood - 1.00 km Not Groomed
Lower - Tanglewood - 1.40 km Not Groomed
Nara - Nara - 0.80 km Not Groomed
Nara - River - 0.80 km Not Groomed
Tolkien - Elf - 1.70 km Not Groomed
Tolkien - Ent - 0.90 km Not Groomed
Tolkien - Gnome - 0.90 km Not Groomed
Tolkien - Hobbit - 0.70 km Not Groomed
Tolkien - Ring - 1.10 km Not Groomed
Tolkien - Troll - 1.80 km Not Groomed
Keweenaw Mountain Lodge
2022-04-23 11:00 am · Back to top

The trail system at the Lodge is now closed for the 2021-2022 winter season. The temperatures are now staying above freezing most of the days, rains have set in, and the snow is melting. This has led to the trails being cumbersome to traverse for both snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. As such, we have now closed the winter trails for the winter season. Keweenaw County has received over 315″ inches this winter season. The KML Property still open for adventuring, birding, and stargazing

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The winter trails are open to resort guests and the general public. All trail users must sign a waiver inside the Lodge's conference center which is the winter home for the Outdoor Activity Center (OAC). Dogs are allowed on the trails, and must be on leash and cleaned up after. For further information, please visit the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge website.
Inner - 1.30 km Not Groomed
North Eastern - 3.30 km Not Groomed
Out There - 1.00 km Not Groomed
Outer - 1.70 km Not Groomed
Perimeter - 2.10 km Not Groomed
Maasto Hiihto
2022-04-09 03:00 pm · Back to top

Soft tracks. Should be good in the morning.

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Trails are pet friendly and multi-use (classic cross country skiing, snow shoeing, and snow biking). One of the trailheads is at the Chalet on the Houghton County fairgrounds, and the other is on Tomasi Road near the Hancock Department of Public Works garage.

Please pick up droppings and keep your dog under control (use a leash if needed). Trails can be used in any direction. Please do not walk on groomed trails without snowshoes OR step or bike on the set tracks. Walkers in boots can cause damage to the groomed surface, which can trip up skiers.
Dam Hill Groomed + Tracked
Meadow Groomed + Tracked
Mud Lake Not Groomed
Mud Lake Bypass Groomed + Tracked
New River Groomed + Tracked
Outback Groomed + Tracked
River Groomed + Tracked
River Bypass Groomed + Tracked
Sidewinder Groomed + Tracked
Vista Groomed + Tracked
Pine Groomed + Tracked
Quincy Groomed + Tracked
St. Urho's Groomed + Tracked
Tomasi Groomed + Tracked
Churning Rapids
2022-04-09 03:00 pm · Back to top

Tracks are soft Should be good in the morning.

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Churning Rapids Trails are pet friendly and multi-use (classic cross country skiing, snow shoeing, and snow biking). They can be accessed either from Maasto Hiihto trails OR from a trailhead at Christensen Road, off of State Highway M-203. Users can expect an intimate, backcountry type of experience as the trails wind through the John Christensen wildlife preserve.

Please pick up droppings and keep your dog under control (use a leash if needed). Trails can be used in any direction. Please do not walk on groomed trails without snowshoes OR step or bike on the set tracks. Walkers in boots can cause damage to the groomed surface, which can trip up skiers.
Christensen Road Groomed + Tracked
Diagonal Groomed + Tracked
Lookout Groomed + Tracked
Ruby Marsh Groomed + Tracked
Ruby Marsh West Groomed + Tracked
Spring Creek Groomed + Tracked
Sunset Groomed + Tracked
Thoroughfare Groomed + Tracked
Boundary Road Trails
2022-04-09 08:00 am · Back to top

Was out this morning for very likely the last groom of the year. The trails looked super nice and the tow machine ran perfectly. Photos are on the trails facebook page.

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Dog friendly! Trails are free and open to all users - classic and skate skiers, snow shoers, snow bikers, walkers. Plowed parking lot. For photos and more info, follow us on Facebook or Instagram.
XC Ski/Snowshoe/Snow Bike/Hike Groomed
Swedetown Snow Bike
2022-04-08 09:15 pm · Back to top

All trails groomed throughout this little storm we have had. This may be the last weekend of fat biking this season so get out and enjoy it!

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For further information, please visit the Swedetown Trails website. If you have concerns or questions, please contact info@swedetowntrails.org.
Snow Bike Trails Groomed
Calumet Dam Trails
2022-04-08 07:00 pm · Back to top

Tried grooming Forest Loop tonight. It was a disaster. Would suggest snowshoes only unless temps get below 20 for 12 hours. I'll take another pass tomorrow morning and see if it gets firmer. Probably done around 9:30 am I'll post results at 10 regarding fat biking..

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The Calumet Dam Trails are ideal for fat bikes and snowshoeing, and could also be used for hoc skiing. Cross country skiing might be tricky as the trails are narrow and have a number of curves on a downhill. Foot traffic is permissible when the temperature is cold enough (> 28 F). Dogs are welcome but please keep them under restraint for the comfort of other trail users and clean up after them.

The trails can be accessed from the Calumet Lions Park trailhead near the pavilion (map). Please do not use groomed trails if temperatures have been above freezing in the past 12 hours. Trail issues can be reported to trailelf@charter.net.
Lake Loop - 1.93 km Not Groomed
Park Loop - 0.64 km Not Groomed
Forest Loop - 1.30 km Not Groomed
Eagle Harbor
2022-04-01 01:00 am · Back to top

Due to volunteer obligations, grooming has been suspended.

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D&F Carlton Loop - 6.00 km Not Groomed
Sand Bay Spur - 3.00 km Not Groomed
Shadow's Shortcut - 0.60 km Not Groomed
Wellhead Loop - 1.60 km Not Groomed
Churning Rapids Snow Bike
2022-03-25 07:00 am · Back to top

Most of the trails were groomed Thursday night.

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10+ miles of trails groomed for fat bikes (3.8+ inch tires) - also open to snowshoes and cross country skis. The main access points are Tomasi Road in Hancock, and Christensen Road off of State Highway M-203. For shorter rides, the latter trailhead provides access to the good single track more quickly. For further information and photographs, please visit Facebook.
Snow Bike Trails Groomed
Copper Harbor
2022-03-15 11:00 am · Back to top

Copper Harbor trails are open but grooming is suspended due to the thaw.

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Further information about cross country skiing and fat biking in Copper Harbor is available here.
Clyde's Loop - 2.00 km Not Groomed
Fort Wilkins Loop - 6.00 km Not Groomed
Chassell
2022-03-15 05:00 am · Back to top

Because of our spring conditions, grooming has been suspended for the rest of the ski season on the lower trail. Unless it cools off and snows, grooming of the upper trail has also been completed for this season.. Thanks for all your support this winter.

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The upper trails can be accessed from the the Archambeau Road trailhead and the lower trails can be accessed from the Heritage Center trailhead. Please note that dogs are not allowed, no walking and no snowshoeing on the groomed ski trails.
Upper - 4.45 km Not Groomed
Lower - 4.80 km Not Groomed
Chassell Snowshoe Trails
2022-03-08 04:10 pm · Back to top

All trails are cleared of debris and low hanging branches from the ice event. This includes the new Pink Trail that is opened on a trial basis on and near the western hayfields. This will likely be the last good week for snowshoeing. And please, no boot hiking on the trails. (Sounds like rain for at least part of next week at this point.)

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Grooming equates to breaking the trail open after a substantial snowfall with large wood snowshoes (Woodies). New and better map signage has been put in place on the white posts and at 11 other minor junctions. To maintain continuity, all the new map signage is cropped sections taken from the Trailhead maps. There is now an upper Trailhead Parking Lot locator sign on Archambeau Road.
Blue Not Groomed
Green Not Groomed
Orange Not Groomed
Red Not Groomed
Yellow Not Groomed
End of The Road Trails
2022-02-19 05:00 pm · Back to top

Groomed, working on flattening trail from drifting.

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East Bluff Not Groomed
Horseshoe Harbor Groomed
Michigan Tech Snow Bike
2021-12-24 01:00 pm · Back to top

Ski Trails have taken precedent. There are downed trees on the Trail.

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Snow Bikes are welcome on the Tolkien Loops as well as Isle Royale, Superior and Husky Loops. Please respect the tracks set for our skiers. If your tires are sinking into the trail more than 1/2 inch, the trail is too soft and we ask you to stay off the Trails till they "set" or firm up. More information about COVID-19 and Michigan Tech's response can be found at mtu.edu/covid-19.

Any concerns or suggestions can be reported to trailsinfo@mtu.edu.
Snow Bike Trails Not Groomed

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