Trail Conditions

November 7, 2019

Snow is here and gromming has officialy begun on the Michigan Tech Trails! Here are a couple of reminders to help our users and staff prepare for the upcoming season:

  • Safety Note:  Please do not ride the wrong way on trails.  Trails with steep hills are intended to be one direction to avoid collisions and injury.  One-way trails have a Do Not Enter sign posted on the wrong-way trail entrance.  Please keep a lookout for these signs and stay safe on the trails!
  • Trail passes can be purchased at the SDC Ticket Office. All users should have a student ID or a valid trails pass while using our Tech Trails.
  • The OAP operation has moved to the mail trailhead Systems Control Wax Center. Stop by and see the changes!
  • Please email for trail maintenance or concerns.  We will fix the issue promptly.
  • Dogs on leashes are restricted to the Tolkien, Nara, Isle Royale & Superior trails via the following access points - softball fields, Nara & Tolkien. No dogs at main trailhead.
  • Snowshoe trails include Isle Royale, Superior Loop, Tolkien Trails and River Loop. 
  • Snow Bikes (Fat Tire) may ride on Isle Royale, Superior, Tolkien and River Loops. 
  • Lights will turn on at 5:00 a.m. and will turn off at 9:30 p.m. Lighted trailed are Birch, Isle Royale, Oak, Balsam, Linden, and Peepsock.
  • Please adhere to trail closures due to trail base grooming preparation.
  • Those interested in volunteering for upcoming Nordic Ski events please use the links below:
 Updated: 11/7/2019          
Upper Trails:          
Birch Loop Rolled   Oak Loop Rolled  
Pine Loop Rolled   Isle Royale Loop Rolled  
Superior Loop Rolled   Core Loop Rolled  
Portage Loop Rolled        
Competition Trails          
Linden Loop Rolled   Peepsock Loop Rolled  
Cemetary Loop Rolled   Balsam Loop Rolled  
Maple Loop Rolled   Skidder Loop Rolled  
Hairpin Loop Rolled        
Lower Trails:          
Down Under Loop Rolled   Royalwood Loop Rolled  
Tanglewood Loop Rolled   Homestead Loop Rolled  
Racers Return Rolled        
Nara Trails:          
Nara Loop Rolled   River Trail Not groomed   
Tolkien Trails:          
Troll Loop Not groomed   Ent Loop Not groomed  
Ring Loop Not groomed   Hobbit Loop Not groomed  
Gnome Loop Not groomed   Elf Loop Not Groomed  

Thank you for supporting the Michigan Tech Trails by purchasing a membership or day pass!