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Calumet Dam Trails
2022-01-18 06:00 pm · Back to top

Although the Lake Loop is open to "boot" traffic we would highly recommend not trying it with boots alone. Groomer went over a number of drifts rather than digging through them, which will be soft for Fat Bikes and walkers. Please do not use boots alone on the Forest Loop, you won't enjoy it and you'll ruin the surface for other users. Hoc Skiers and Snowshoers enjoy! We are making plans for 3 grooming attachments that we hope will help in busting drifts and compacting trails better for fat biking. Until that happens we will continue to groom for snowshoeing and hoc skiing.

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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 Groomed
Park Loop - 0.64 km Not Groomed
Forest Loop - 1.30 km Groomed
Swedetown
2022-01-18 10:00 am · Back to top

Finished dragging the entire system this morning and got just after the snow started. Skate lane in very good condition tracks starting to break down.

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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 Groomed
Tiger - 0.30 km Groomed
Valley - 1.40 km Groomed
Pine Ridge - 1.70 km Groomed
Cedar - 0.90 km Groomed
Birch - 3.30 km Groomed
Tamarack - 1.10 km Groomed
Ed's - 2.20 km Groomed
Powderhouse - 4.30 km Groomed
Greenstone - 3.00 km Groomed
Mama Bear - 3.10 km Groomed
Baby Bear - 1.30 km Groomed
Papa Bear - 3.00 km Groomed
Michigan Tech
2022-01-18 05:30 am · Back to top

All your trails are groomed and tracked.

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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.

Michigan Tech 2022 CCSA Invitational and Great Lakes Division CXC CUP ski race will be held on January 29 - 30, 2022. During this time, the main trailhead is closed, along with all of the loops that connect with Core (Birch, Oak, Pine, Portage, Hairpin, Skidder, Peepsock, etc.). Recreational skiers are directed to use the softball field trailhead to access Isle Royale and Superior loops. The Nara trailhead provides access to that end of the system. The Tolkien Trails are also open. Depending on weather and snow conditions, grooming may not be done daily during race weekends. If you have any questions, please email recreation@mtu.edu.
Upper - Birch - 1.45 km Groomed + Tracked
Upper - Core - 1.20 km Groomed + Tracked
Upper - Isle Royale - 1.90 km Groomed + Tracked
Upper - Oak - 1.10 km Groomed + Tracked
Upper - Pine - 0.90 km Groomed + Tracked
Upper - Portage - 1.10 km Groomed + Tracked
Upper - Superior - 0.80 km Groomed + Tracked
Competition - Balsam - 1.00 km Groomed + Tracked
Competition - Balsam Finger - 0.25 km Groomed + Tracked
Competition - Cemetery - 0.80 km Groomed + Tracked
Competition - Hairpin - 1.10 km Groomed + Tracked
Competition - Linden - 0.80 km Groomed + Tracked
Competition - Maple - 1.10 km Groomed + Tracked
Competition - Peepsock - 1.00 km Groomed + Tracked
Competition - Skidder - 1.70 km Groomed + Tracked
Lower - Down Under - 0.80 km Groomed + Tracked
Lower - Homestead - 0.90 km Groomed + Tracked
Lower - Racers Return - 0.30 km Groomed + Tracked
Lower - Ridge - 2.00 km Groomed + Tracked
Lower - Royalwood - 1.00 km Groomed + Tracked
Lower - Tanglewood - 1.40 km Groomed + Tracked
Nara - Nara - 0.80 km Groomed + Tracked
Nara - River - 0.80 km Groomed + Tracked
Tolkien - Elf - 1.70 km Groomed + Tracked
Tolkien - Ent - 0.90 km Groomed + Tracked
Tolkien - Gnome - 0.90 km Groomed + Tracked
Tolkien - Hobbit - 0.70 km Groomed + Tracked
Tolkien - Ring - 1.10 km Groomed + Tracked
Tolkien - Troll - 1.80 km Groomed + Tracked
Copper Harbor
2022-01-18 01:00 am · Back to top

Trails were packed and groomed Will see blowing and drifting this afternoon and tomorrow morning

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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 Groomed
Fort Wilkins Loop - 6.00 km Groomed
Chassell
2022-01-17 07:00 am · Back to top

Conditions continue to be excellent.

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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 Groomed
Lower - 4.80 km Groomed
Boundary Road Trails
2022-01-16 10:00 am · Back to top

Was out there this morning to freshen the trails up. Not much new snow, but the trails had been used enough to need it. Glad to see so many folks out there. The BC river edge trail has seen lots of traffic.

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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
Churning Rapids
2022-01-15 12:00 pm · Back to top

All trails dragged and tracked. Excellent conditions.

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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
Maasto Hiihto
2022-01-15 12:00 pm · Back to top

All trails dragged and tracked. Excellent conditions.

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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 Groomed + Tracked
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
Keweenaw Mountain Lodge
2022-01-14 03:00 pm · Back to top

Overall Trail Status:  We groomed and tracked this morning. The snow is cold so the tracks are a little soft.  We have an 14" to 24" base of packed snow under ski. Keweenaw County has received 130" of snow this year. All trail users must come inside the main Lodge and sign a waiver at the Outdoor Activity Center (OAC). 

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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 Groomed + Tracked
North Eastern - 3.30 km Groomed + Tracked
Out There - 1.00 km Groomed + Tracked
Outer - 1.70 km Groomed + Tracked
Perimeter - 2.10 km Groomed
Churning Rapids Snow Bike
2022-01-14 06:00 am · Back to top

Trails were groomed Thursday night. Conditions should be pretty good, but there could be some soft spots so you may need to lower your tire pressure.

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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
Chassell Snowshoe Trails
2022-01-12 07:25 am · Back to top

All trails open as of last evening. Heavy drifting along the Twin Elms Farm fields. Happy snowshoeing!

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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 Groomed
Green Groomed
Orange Groomed
Red Groomed
Yellow Groomed
Swedetown Snow Bike
2022-01-10 11:00 am · Back to top

All loops groomed. Expect firm conditions with a dusting of snow on top.

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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
End of The Road Trails
2022-01-08 11:00 am · Back to top

Classic track from end of road up east bluff and down to horseshoe harbor - expect drifting

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East Bluff 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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