Kalkaska County Snowmobile Association Trail Report

  • Trail Condition: Good
  • Last Groomed: January 19th, 2020
  • Base Snowfall: 3"
  • Reported On: January 19th, 2020 @ 12:17pm

Groomer Report

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The Blue Bear and Cranberry Trail Systems can be accessed from two different staging areas. One is the M-72 Staging area, this parking lot is located in Bear Lake Township on East M-72 between Kalkaska and Grayling, with recreational gas and food nearby. The other is located on Starvation Lake Road, East of  “The Little Country Store” and also has easy access to recreational gas, food and entertainment. TG

Check out the new alternate trail #791 that was added to the Blue Bear Trail system.  The trail is located 1/4 mile North of the new parking lot (staging area) on Starvation Lake Road. The trail runs East and West for 6 1/2 miles then connects (loops) back into the old trail on Summit Road.

Welcome to our 2019 – 2020 Trail Updates: Think snow, Stay to the right, ride safe and please remember to be considerate of others. Thanks Tammy.

Don’t forget if you see the groomer operator give him or her a thumbs up. It’s a little known fact that they volunteer their time for 10-16 hours a day, seven days a week to make your ride more enjoyable and safe. Thank you, Tammy

1/19/20 We recieved new snow over the weekend. The Cranberry and Blue Bear Trail Systems have both been groomed and are in good shape. TG

1/18/20 Blue Bear Trail had an early morning and late evening groom, base is still being worked on but trails are in good shape. Cranberry Trail groomed. Think Snow……TG

1/17/20 Both trails were groomed today and are in good shape.  We are still working on the trail bases. RN

1/16/20 6″ of new snow with more expected this weekend.  The Blue Bear was groomed today.  We expect to have the drag for the Cranberry back after some repairs and should be back out for the weekend.  RN

1/12/20 We received about 6 inches of new snow on Saturday, Blue Bear Trail was groomed in the early morning hours then again on Sunday late afternoon. Cranberry Trail was groomed with ice and standing water on the trail. If you must ride then please RIDE WITH EXTREME CAUTION……Both trail systems have some ice under the snow so ride responsibly. We are still working on the trail bases. TG

1/11/20 Due to weather conditions the Blue Bear and Cranberry Trails have not been groomed. Grooming will continue when weather permits. TG

1/9/20 Cranberry Trail groomed, trail has ice and some dirt.

1/8/20 Blue Bear and Cranberry Trails groomed, trails are fair with some snirt (snow and dirt.)       The Blue Bear has some wet spots so please ride safely. TG

1/7/20 Blue Bear and Cranberry Trails groomed today. Blue Bear is in fair shape with some snirt in areas and the Cranberry is in fair shape with some thin spots of snow and snirt.  TG

1/6/20  The Cranberry was groomed today!  There are some thin spots but it is in pretty good shape  Have fun, be safe.  RN

1/5/20  The Blue Bear was groomed last night.  We got about 6 inches of new snow and the trail is in good shape.  We still need Mother Nature to start cooperating with us, upper 30’s forecast for the end of the week.  Be safe, ride right! RN

1/1/20  Trail 76 South of M-72 (Cranberry) was groomed today.  There are a number of wet areas so be careful.  It is in pretty good shape for the amount of snow we have received. RN



Poor Trail Complaint