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2020 Trail Reports

2020 Trail Reports

The Forest Riders trail system is open!! New trail reports will be posted with updated snow and trail conditions!

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Next club meeting will be on Monday, Jan. 27, 2020 at 7:30pm at Clancy's. Come join us!

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New 2019-2022 FRSC trail maps are available! View online or pick up at supporting businesses! Map donations are appreciated!

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Trail Report: Friday, January 17, 2020

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Minnesota and North Dakota are experiencing snow and blowing snow. It is predicted 5-9 inches of new snow will blanket the area today through tomorrow.  This is in addition to the 6+ inches of snow received earlier in the week.  Groomers were out all week and riders are reporting excellent trail conditions.

Caution: The club received a report of an approximate 5-mile portion of a trail that has been plowed. The area is located west of Itasca State Park on Trail 33 going south from Highway 113 to intersection F58 to F57 and east 2 miles on Trail 18. Today's snowfall should help make this area easier to travel. Please use caution when riding this portion of the trail.

Reminder: USXC Heartland 200 Race is Saturday and Sunday, January 18-19! Portions of eastern trails will be closed on Saturday and Sunday through late afternoon each day. Check out the race route map shown on January 14 trail report. Please plan to use alternate trails during these time periods. Groomers will be out grooming the race route trails after the race.


Thank you to our dedicated groomers for the long hours spent making the FRSC trails an outstanding and enjoyable trail system in our winter wonderland!

Trail Report: Tuesday, January 14, 2020

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The area received 3+ inches of snow Monday night to Tuesday morning. Our groomers have been out on the trails the last couple of days. Here is the tentative grooming schedule for this week.

The weather forecast is predicting snowfall accumulations for tonight and Wednesday in the range of 3-5 inches. Heavier snowfall is predicted for Friday and Saturday.

With the upcoming snowfall, it is usually the club's practice to groom in the woods first, and then the ditches and open areas last (to allow for the plows to go through and people to clear their driveways). This week they will do what they can and also prepare to groom in conjunction with the USXC race.


USXC Heartland 200 Race - Saturday and Sunday, January 18-19! Join the excitement and watch the race along the route! Starting Wednesday, race route markers are being posted on the trails. FRSC trails will be open through Friday. Portions of our trails will be closed on Saturday and Sunday until early afternoon and open again later in the afternoon. Please refer to the race route map and plan your snowmobile rides accordingly.


Trail Report: Wednesday, January 8, 2020

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With the considerable amount of snow, the riders have been out hitting the trails hard! The club's new Piston Bully groomer is here and is out working the trails along with the club's two other groomers...we are back in full force now! The trails are setting up nicely and the arrival of cold temperatures helps too. Please note, any changes to the grooming routes will be posted on our Facebook page.

A big thank you to the guys grooming and making for another weekend of spectacular riding!

 FYI: Map Sponsor #10 - Itasca C-Store (formerly Itasca Junction) no longer sells gas.
 Lakes are still unpredictable and may not be safe!


Trail Report: Monday, December 30, 2019

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It is a winter wonderland receiving 12+ inches on the Forest Riders trail system! Our groomers are out making the trails ready for snowmobiling fun!

  • Trails 16 and 17 were groomed last night.
  • The Two Inlets Forest will be done today along with the trails heading to Park Rapids.
  • Trail 32 (Scout Trail, Pine Lake Forest Road, Coon Lake Trail) and Trail 42 (Halverson Lake) are being groomed today.
  • Itasca State Park trails will be groomed on Tuesday.
  • We have one groomer being worked on but our new groomer will be here later this week! The remaining trails will be done in the next three days.

CAUTION: With the heavy snow, there have been a few fallen trees on the trail...BE CAREFUL!  If you find one on a trail, please contact us on our Facebook page. The groomers will get to them while grooming. Fallen trees were reported on these trails:

∗ One on Halverson Lake Trail
∗ One on Pine Lake Forest Road
∗ One east of Clancy's at Vacationaire
More information will be posted later this week. Be safe and have fun!

Trail Report: Friday, December 21, 2019

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Merry Christmas from the Forest Riders Snowmobile Club!

Groomers have been out this week, and all Forest Riders trails and the trail to Wolf Lake have been groomed. Riders are reporting great trail conditions! The forecast is showing a possibility of snow after Christmas. ∗∗Think Snow!∗∗

Enjoy your Christmas with friends and family, and have an awesome time on the trails!

New this year! As you ride the trails, you will see the addition of new GREEN highway/road signs. These new signs have been added to major trail/road crossings, so when you are not at a marked intersection you will know where you are on the trail.