As of January 15, 2021 - The Osaugie Trail from Loons Foot Boat Launch to Barker's Island is closed to motorized use due to trail conditions.
Year Round ATV/UTV Road/Alley Route
On 11/07/18, the City Council voted to approve an all season ATV/UTV route. The newly designated route will be open for use on Friday, November 16th, 2018.
For an overview of the route, click on the "citywide" map below. Additional maps zoom in on various portions throughout the City.
Please look closely at the legend on the map, as some routes/trails are "winter only" (in blue). Year round routes/trails are in red.
The route will allow ATV/UTV traffic on specific streets designated as ATV/UTV routes. Recent changes to State law gave municipalities the ability to create these designated routes:
"A city, village, or town may enact an ordinance to authorize the operation of all-terrain vehicles and utility terrain vehicles on a highway that is not part of the national system of interstate and defense highways, that has a speed limit of 35 miles per hour or less, and that is located within the territorial boundaries of the city, village, or town regardless of whether the city, village, or town has jurisdiction over the highway”. Wis. Stat. s. 23.33(11)(am)4
Winter Motorized Trails
McClure's Landing Road and the Badger Drive Fishermen's Parking Lot are both open for the 2019-2020 season.
All other winter routes will open on December 16, 2019. These include: The Tri-County Corridor/Osaugie Trail (to Barker’s Island), The Crosstown Trail and The Superior Municipal Forest motorized trails.
To view winter motorized routes/trails, click on the Citywide map posted above in "Year Round ATV/UTV" section. Winter routes/trails are in BLUE.
- 1.6 miles in the Superior Municipal Forest from Elmira Avenue to Billings Drive
- This is a flat, 10-foot wide, out and back blacktop trail
- Ample parking available at the Superior Municipal Forest trail head at 28th Street/Wyoming Avenue. There is also a small parking area off Billings Drive, so you can start at either end of the trail.
- Named best accessible trail by Lake Superior Magazine in 2019!
- 5 miles along the Superior Bay from the Intersection of Highways 2/53 to Moccasin Mike Road
- Enjoy beautiful views of the Superior bay.
- This is a blacktop trail, bridges are wooden. There are a few hills on this trail.
- You may park at Barker's Island, 18th Avenue East & E 2nd Street, Loon's Foot Landing or at Bear Creek Park off Moccasin Mike Road to access the trail from various points.
- 6.14 miles in the Superior Municipal Forest
- Enter trail on the north side of Highway 105 across from cemetery access driveway.
- Multi use, non motorized, challenging, single track trail
- Created and maintained by the Cyclists of Gitchee Gummee Shores (COGGs)
map of Non-motorized Trails
View a brochure on Wisconsin ATV-Snow Removal Laws