We have updated our Google trail map to showing trails that are currently OPEN or CLOSED in the Keweenaw Peninsula. STAY OFF CLOSED TRAILS!!! Closed trails are marked and barricaded for your safety. DO NOT remove or drive around barricades on trails, please seek an alternate route, you will be ticketed by the Sheriffs or DNR if you are caught on a closed trail. And please remember, the majority of our trail system is not owned by the state or county, they are easements through PRIVATE PROPERTY, if you are driving off the trail to avoid barricades you are trespassing and private property owners have the right to withdraw their easement at any time resulting in the loss of that section of trail.
Michigan DNR and the Keweenaw ATV Club
wanted to provide an update of trail progress and conditions to date. DNR teams have accessed all structures on the five affected trails (Bill Nicholls, Freda, Lake Linden, Jack Stevens and Chassell to Houghton non-motorized). All this information was utilized to develop our application for FEMA.
Since that initial review the staff have been cleaning culvert ends that are accessible and safe to access, working on permit applications, trail repairs and bringing an engineering firm on to access the more complicated situations.
The trail conditions at present are:
- Lake Linden Trail is closed from Dollar Bay to Lake Linden.
- From Calumet to the trestle into Lake linden is now open. After you pass the trestle, turn left into Lake Linden.
- Freda is closed entirely with Director’s Order.
- Hancock to Calumet (Jack Stevens) IS OPEN.
- Chassell to Houghton (non-motorized) will be closed for an extended period as well.
Hancock to Dollar Bay is OPEN.
Trail B (Mandan to upper Hoar Lake Trail) Is CLOSED.
Trail B (OPEN From Copper Harbor to High Rock.)
YOU CANNOT GET TO COPPER HARBOR FROM MANDAN!! You cannot get to Copper Harbor from Phoenix.
Trail 124 from the snow gauge to Gay is closed. Due to logging. Also the lower trail to Hoar Lake is closed for logging. The upper trail to FISH COVE is open.
We have had a lot of good Volunteers doing trail maintenance. There is both the economic and public safety aspect that we are working on. DNR is committed to rebuilding and connecting as many communities as we can.
We will update all of you as further information becomes available.
Thank you all so much for your initial response efforts and ensuring our users were safe with all the trail and washout closings.