Gunflint Trail Scenic Byway, Superior National Forest Scenic Byway, North Shore Scenic Drive
Date(s): Nov 6, 2016 - Apr 17, 2017
After a snow event, roads in the Forest are cleared by several different groups. County and state roads are cleared by the county and state, but plowing on some interior small county roads may lag considerably behind plowing on major county roads outside of the Forest. For conditions of major roads, see our Current Conditions page.
Forest roads are plowed by contractors, and often by businesses involved in timber sales taking place along those roads. Response time is widely variable, depending on the level of activity on those timber sales. For current plowed/unplowed status of roads you plan to travel, contact the local District office directly.
Large portions of the Snowbank Trail system and approximately 12 miles of the west end of the Kekekabic Trail are impassable due to the July 21st Blowdown. Hiking through blown down and leaning trees can be dangerous and is not advised. Call 218-365-7600 for current conditions.