Presque Isle Sno-Trails Trail Report

  • Trail Condition: Closed
  • Last Groomed: March 02nd, 2023
  • Reported On: April 02nd, 2023 @ 8:14am

Groomer Report

4-2-2023  Our trails are now officially closed.  We have had snow off and on for a few weeks, but not the storms as predicted in the Rogers City area.

3-17-2023 Well, think our season is over!  Temps mostly in the 30’s. Will update if in fact we get a good snow storm. It will probably come after our trails are officially closed April 1!!

3-3-2023  Groomers were out yesterday on trail 9 north from Millersburg to M Mann rd. and Elk Connector trail 9 south from Millersburg toward Atlanta.  Trails are showing results of warmer weather, showing bare spot.  Ride accordingly.  Still have 2 tractors down!

2-27-2023 Black Mountain, part of Silver Creek and Big Cut 99,994 and 990 were groomed yesterday. Our trail stop on Sat. the 25 was a big success!! Had a great group stop by for hot dogs, cookies, coffee and hot chocolate.  Snowing as I write this and very wi y.

2-24-2023  Our tractors are testing our club. Our John Deere went down as groomer was coming back from grooming Black Moutain  (99,994). Has a broken seal on rear axel.  Going to the shop next Tuesday.  Remaining tractor was grooming grade from Millersburg to Posen and it slid off the trail.  Was able to get it back on trail with no damage, except maybe to the operator! Entire length of grade was groomed today. Part of Silver Creek not groomed.  We did get 8-12″ of snow, but there will be ice under the snow. Tomrrow is our trail stop at our barn in Millersburg, across the street from Three Cedars restaurant. Stop in for hot cocoa, hot dog and cookies, say hi and warm up!

2-23-2023 Yes, we are getting snow-won’t  know how much at this point, as it is still coming down.  We are down a tractor., so may not get to all trails as usual, one tractor will have to pick up mileage from the down tractor. Stay tuned !

2-16-2023  Mother nature and her sick sense of humor. Temps in high 30’s and 40’s with rain. Ride accordingly.

2-10-2023  Haven’t updated lately, nothing going on.. Yesterday we had rain, freezing rain and snow!  Seems like mother nature can’t make up her mind  on weather this year!! By the sounds of it, we will be getting warmer temps in a few days!  WOW????!!!!!!!

2-5-2023  Both Fr. and Sat. nights, Black Mountain, Silver Creek and Big Cut (99, 994 and 990) were done. Good base with some areas getting thin. All water holes were frozen!  We have a tractor down, so that affected Elk Connector.  If we get the mid weather predicted, trail conditions will change! Stay tuned!!

2-1-2023 Rail grade -9-groomed yesterday. Trail99/994, Black Mountain/Silver Creek was groomed today. Good base, more snow north of the mountain.

1-29-2023  Groomer out last night doing Big Cut 99/990, Silver Creek 99 and Black Mountain 99/994. Could use more snow!

1-28-2023 Groomers out   yesterday doing Silver Creek (99 and 990) and Black Mtn. (99 and 994). All in good shape except for the running water on 99-referred to as Dead Cow Swamp or between the gates. This area will be addressed after the season is over.  Had fill put in, but evidently didn’t take  care of the problem.

1-27-2023  Groomers went out yesterday doing RR grade from Millersburg-Posen (902) and trail 9, from Millersburg down toward Atlanta (Elk Connector). Reports are all conditions  are good with snow conditions changing in each area. Ride right and safe!

1-25-2023 As of yesterday 1-24, groomer has been out on all of our trail system.  Snow conditions, as usual, vary from area to area.  As I am typing this, snow is falling. Have had maybe a dusting each of the past few days.

1-22-2023 Groomer went out last night, did Black Mountain-trail 99/994 and RC connector.  Snow everywhere, all though thinner in spots.  Water holes still open

1-21-2023  Late report, groomers were out yesterday doing RR grade -trail 9/ 992 from Posen to Mann rd., Big Cut-99/990 and part of Silver Creek-99.  Were a lot of trees leaning with heavy snow on them. Planning to finish  Black Mtn., 99/994 tonight. Still have water holes and thin snow in places. Would be like spring riding.  Be careful, ride right and be safe.

1-20-2023  North of Rogers City we got snow. not much, maybe 3-4″. Enough to make everything nice and white again. Temps had  been in the 30’s, last night got down to 20’s. If it stays cool, waterholes should freeze up, lets hope so anyway and we can get a base built up again!!

1-6-23  Groomer went out, did Black Mountain (99 & 994) and Silver Creek (99 &990). The mountain packed really well and there is snow there, but rest of trail is marginal if not “snorty”. If weather holds, what is there will be a good start when we do get more snow!

12-30-2022  Well, Mother nature has shown her wicked side!  Temps last 3 days has been in 30’s and 40’s, so trails are all but shot!  We had a foot of snow this time last week.  Not funny !!.  Didn’t even get any grooming/packing done because groomers wer no in toen.  Hopefully, snow will return at some time this season!!

12-28-2022 Use caution if on trail 994 and 99 up at Black Mountain.  Crews are out removing trees from the trail!!

12-26-2022  Yes, our area did get snow!! Our groomers haven’t been out, as most are out of town for Christmas holiday. As we have had high winds lately, be aware there may be trees down and possibly a lot of drifting.

12-20-2022  Haven’t beJust light snow when we get any.  By the sounds of it, we may get some this weekend.  Will wait to see. The groomers are all set to go, but there certainly isn’t any base at present!  Will keep all up to date

12 -3-2022  Well, we did have snow last week!  Our 8-12″ is now a memory so early in the season. Have had a lot of wind this week.  Our guys have been out several days removing downed trees.  The winds have been brutal!!

11-19-2022. Yes we did get snow, at least north of Rogers City and yes saw 2 sleds yesterday heading out to the trail,  but the trails are NOT open. Snowmobile season starts Dec. 1 and ends March 31st!! Until then trails are officially closed, especially where they cross private property!! Please be aware of these dates.  Our guys are still out brushing and signing the trails.

The club is having problems with signs being taken/mowed down.  Every one should know these signs are state property (provided by the DNR), so prosecution is possible if caught.

4-1-2022 Our season is officially over!  Our system has really been over for a few weeks now due to lack of snow. Gates will be closed where appropiate.  Hopefully, next snow season will be more in our favor!!  Have a great summer!!

3-16-2022 Been awhile since reporting, but nothing new to add. In fact, trail conditions are deteriorating with the warm weather we have gotten lately. Yesterday north of Rogers City it was high 40’s. Today is supposed to be more of the same. Groomer went out last week ,because we had gotten a few inches of snow and on his way back from Black Mountain, he broke through water holes that he had gone over going to the  mountain. Snow conditions had really deteriorated! Looks like our season is coming to a end.

2-26-2022 Finally, groomers were out yesterday and last night, grooming 990, 99 and 994 to Black Mountain. Black Mountain groomed very well as did the other trails. Only bad thing, trucks were found on Silver Creek. Trucks were in Dead Cow Swamp, following the groomer to parking lot on M-68. Sheriff called. Our season is so short, don’t know why trucks feel the need to be on the groomed trails! 🙁  Trail 9 toward Hillman has minimal snow, so no grooming there. One groomer just went north on railroad grade, trai l9, toward Cheboygan from Millersburg and he reported there is log trucks crossing the trail around marker 181. There is a stop ahead sign and stop sign there. He is recommending everyone stop, because of ruts across the trail. made groomer rattle when he crossed!

2-20-2022 Well, finally had enough snow that groomer went out last night on trails 99, 990 and 994. Report was that with the warmer weather and refreezing, those trails are in good condition! Temp. right now north of Rogers City is 40 with sunshine and some wind!  Hopefully we get the snow predicted for Tues., can use all we can get!! Ride right, ride safe!

2-16-2-22 Haven’t posted any thing lately, nothing to report.  Have been getting snow occ., but in very small amts. Not enough to do anything with. We are getting light rain now, supposed to get colder and maybe snow!  Will see how that plays out!

2-4-2022 Gee, nothing new to report!  Haven’t had measurable snow for week or more. Guessing no grooming will be done until we get more snow!

1-28-2022 Groomers were out yesterday, doing Black Mtn. (99 & 994). Trails are flat, snow conditions vary. Another operator was on Silver Creek and Big Cut (99). He said there is logging in Dead Cow Swamp. Be alert for this operation and trucks  leaving the north end of the swamp.

1-22-2022 Groomers have been out Elk connector – Trail 9 south of Millersburg was done earlier last week. Trail 99 from Millersburg to Black Mt was done today, as well as Trails 994, 996, and 990.  The groomer encountered 5 Pickup trucks on Trail 990 after he had made a couple passes smoothing what they had already torn up.  After they left the area, he made a couple more passes to smooth the trail from the ruts. We have some video, and a couple license numbers, and will be turning this information on to Law Enforcement. This portion of the trail is a series of rolling hills and fortunately it was the groomer that met these trucks, not a snowmobile.  This is an accident waiting to happen, and unfortunately the snowmobiler will lose.

1-13-2022 Not much to report. One groomer went out yesterday and did rail grade from Mann Rd., south to Posen trails 9 and 992. Snow gets thinner at both ends. Black Mtn.-trails 99 and994 were groomed yesterday.  We have a tractor down, hopefully fixed today. Ride safe, ride right!!

1-10-2022 Groomers were out over the weekend and did most of the trails. Snow conditions vary from area to area. Be aware there may be trees down after the groomers went through. Toss them aside if you can. Still having windy conditions.

1-7-2022  Think our snow has stopped for now..  The groomer staged north of Rogers City went out hour or so ago, going north to Black Mt. Sun is in and out,patches of blue sky peeking out, winds have died down and snow has stopped. However,  temps are around 10 degrees!

1-5-2022  We have been having snow all day.  Is accumulating slowly as it is a fine snow.  There are maybe 3-5 ” out there.

12-27-2021 Been late with updates, needed my IT guy to arrive to get things working again. Anyway, we (Rogers City area) have gotten maybe 4 ” of wet snow with strong winds, so some drifting. Don’t know how far the snow goes. Hope everyone has had a great Christmas!

12-12-202  I don’t know what the trails look like, but assume they look like our yard.  We have had rain, severe winds and temps in the mid 30’s .  This week looks to be warm, so maybe there won’t be much to update!

12-8-2021    As of today, all our trails have been panned, As usual, snow conditions change from area to area. Again, it is early season riding. We need more snow!!

12-6-2021  We have snow!!More in spots than others. Groomers have been out panning railroad grade -trail 9 from Millersburg north to Mann Rd.  Also panned was part of trail 990/99, Big Cut and Silver Creek.  Even though there may be snow on the trail, it is certainly early season trail conditions.

12-1-2021 Well, it’s here. First .official day of the start of the 2021-2022 snowmobile season!!  The ground is white, but not enough to be rideable.









4-2-2021  Its official, our trail are officially closed to snowmobile traffic (not that you could get to them anyway), but our season ends 3-31. Fingers crossed that we will have a better season next year, at least here in North East part of the state!

3-13-2021  Well, it is over for this year!!  Tractors are in, drags off.  Now all we can hope for is warm sunshine. Trails are really open til Mar. 31, but no snow!.  Suppose we will get a storm in April. Usually happens.  Til next season, have a good summer!!

3-6-2021  Hate to be the bearer of bad news, but it looks like the season is over!!  Temps going up, warm sunshine, even tho thermometer says still in 20’s.  If we do get snow before the end of the season, where Rogers City connector leaves corner of US 23 and 646, there is logging going on.

2-26-2021  Had  3 groomers out yesterday.  Trail 99/990 in fair condition. Watch out for logging!!  Black Mt., trail 99/994 in good condition the further north you go, the better. Trail 992, Millersburg to Mann Rd. is fair, thinner toward Posen. Elk connector trail 9 south is to be groomed today. With temps. to be in 40’s for a few days, hopefully trails will still be rideable. Fingers crossed!!

2-21-2021  Nothing new to report. No new snow, a lot of sunshine and warmer temps!

2-17-2021  Groomer Dean did go out 2-15. He reported that snow conditions vary. Most of trail 9, south from Millersburg, has some snow, however, there is a section that goes on a road and it is plowed down to dirt. Don’t know what will happen to trails if we get temps in 30’s later in the week.

2-15-2021  Groomer were out today and last night. All trails will be done by tomorrow AM as Elk connector , Trail 9 south of Millersburg will be done tonight. Please know that snow depths will vary through out the entire system. Since the groomer is kept in our yard north of Rogers City and groomer went out last night, we had 3 sleds, obviously following groomed trail, come in our yard following groomer tracks! Sure it was a surprise to them to find out our yard isn’t the trail!!!

2-13-2021  One groomer went out last night, did 99 and 990. we have had snow north of Rogers City, 4-6″. Don’t know how far this snow went. Was supposed to be Huron shore.

2-11-2021     Has been snowing all day north of Rogers City!! Most of the time has been big snow flakes!  Got a note that our groomer barn in Millersburg will be open 2-13-2021.  Heat will be on. Restaurant across the street (Three Cedars) Will be open with limited seating.  You could order out and come over to the groomer barn and eat. We have no bathroom facilities, but gas station has porta potty and the trail head building bathroon, behind barn, is open.

2-8-2021  As of today, groomers have been out on all trails. Railroad grade from Mann Rd. to Posen have been gone over. Snow thin from Posen to Metz. Ride accordingly.

2-7-2021  BRRRRR Cold out there!!!  Had -4 @ 8am north of Rogers City.  Elk connector-trail 9 south of Millersburg, was groomed last night. Groomer operator said it groomed up really well. Caution south of Aviation Rd., on gully hill, not much snow on it.!!

2-5-2021  Just heard from our trail boss, 2 groomers are out tonight , mostly panning Big Cut- trails 99 and 990, Silver Creek, Black Mountain 99, since snow is  dry.

2-5-2021  It actually happened!!!  We got snow!!  Guessing 4″ north of Rogers City, only a guess since I haven’t been out to measure. As always, snow depths vary in different parts of the trail system.

2-1-2021  Nope, nothing to report. Temps in 20’s and 30’s with no snow!! Stay tuned!!!!

1-28-2021  Nothing new to report!! No measurable snow since 1-22-2021

1-23-2021 Our groomer barn in Millersburg will be open Sunday with heat on!!!! Tables set up for social distancing. Also available is masks and hand sanitizer.

1- 22-2021 Yesterday, north of Rogers City, we received approx. 2″ of snow. Not enough to do anything, but certainly is a start!  A report from a club member that rode today, snow conditions almost vary mile by mile. There is snow in the woods, but less in open areas.  There is logging S. of 68 on trail 990 by the gated area .Silver Creek/Big cut,  rails99 and 990 have been rutted by a big truck. Ruts are deep and will need a lot of snow to even trail out. Be alert to logging and changing trail conditions.

1-21-2021  Still nothing new to report. Got a LIGHT dusting on Tuesday, didn’t even cover all the bare spots.  Guess what?? It is 39 degrees north  of Rogers City right now with the sun out!! Bare spots are now bare again. Still windy, but has calmed down some. Will post again if/when we get snow!!

1-13-2021 Nothing new to report. Had freezing drizzle on Mon. night and Tues am, no new snow.  Not good at present for riding!! Stay tuned!!!!

1-6-2021  An FYI.  Snow north of Rogers City getting scarce and very wet!  I happened to fall in our yard while taking down our outside Christmas decor down.  Believe me, pants were very wet when I got up!! Need more snow!!!

1-2-2021  GROOMER BARN IN MILLERSBURG IS OPEN!! Stop in and get warm-heat is on. Some club members are there.

1-2-2021 Groomer was out last night to do trails 99 and 990 (in Big Cut), trail 99 in Silver Creek and Black mt. Remember it is still early season riding, watch out for non frozen water holes.

1-1-2021  Happy New Year!!  Not much to report.  Have snow on the ground, not grooming yet.  Colder this am, upper teens. Keep dancing!!

12-28-2020  JUST IN- Our club has decided to open our barn in Millersburg, since the restaurant across the street is not open, So if you are riding in the Millersburg area this weekend and see the groomers outside, come in and get warm!  Heat will be on.  All the club asks is a donation to cover the heat and electricity. Tables and chairs will be set up.  There is no bathroom facilities in the barn, so you will have to go to gas station or trail head to use their facilities.

12-28-2020 Guess I haven’t posted lately, but with very minimal snow on the ground, kinda forget to post.  Woke up today with maybe 2″ of that white gold, at least north of Rogers City.  Plows have been by.  Don’t know consistency of the snowy, so don’t know if it is grooming snow. Know the guys are ready to get out!!. have had some cold nights, so the water holes may have set up.  Still early season riding, be careful out there!

Remember the groomer has the right of way, riders/machines are the ones that need to pull over and give them room to pass!!

12-19-2020  Has been snowing for most of the morning north of Rogers City.  Have gotten 2-3″ of that white gold! Remember, still is early season riding!! May still be water holes as the ground isn’t all frozen yet.

12-16-2020  Groomer was out finishing Silver Creek-99 and to the mountain -994. He reported that there were water holes on Mountain trails.  Since the DNR didn’t get out pre season to grade, groomer operator did some grading also.  Still early season grooming/riding.  Be alert out there!!

12-15-2020 our groomer guys have been out today and yesterday. All trails groomed or panned, except part of silver Creek and Black Mt. Snow depths and conditions vary through out the trail system. Over all early season riding.

12-13-2020  It actually happened!.  We got snow, very wet snow. Temps in 20’s.  Saw 8 sleds go by our house on their way to the trail.  Got a report from a club member that went south on Elk Connector and saw quite a few side X sides. They are tearing up the trail and leaving deep ruts!!  Trails are certainly not ready for travel!  Only trail that are mixed trails, are some of the ones at Black Mt. Certainly, not the ones in the Elk Connector, so wheeled vehicles are not allowed!!

Because of high winds the last few days, there may be trees down. Be alert when out on the trails!!.

12-5-2020  Its getting closer, our club has been out signing and brushing. The Rogers City connector has a small reroute due to a large water hole. Watch for signs!!

Another reminder, our club now has a website- hover over our club patch and you will go to our site or type in

GROOMER HAS RIGHT OF WAY!!!! There are still sledders out there that think a groomer should get off trail so they can pass!! Just look at the size of these rigs and know they can’t and remember, they are out there so that you can have good trails to ride on! Give them a THUMBS up when you pass!!!!!

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