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Trail Report: Thursday, January 17, 2019

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The groomer were out on Monday, January 16.  The following trails were groomed:

Itasca Park & Trail #11 from the Park to Two Inlets;
Majority of the trails near Emmaville (except Alligator Alley);
Hwy 71 to Lake George;
Two Inlets to Osage.

 Trail #33 from Hwy 113 south has been plowed for logging.

USXC Heartland 200 Race: Prior to the race, the groomer will be out on Friday on Trail #24 and Trail #31 (County 4).  These trails will be groomed again after the race.

Thanks to the groomers, snowmobilers are reporting great trails! Unfortunately, there is no snow in the forecast and below zero temperatures for this weekend. Be safe!!

USXC Park Rapids Heartland 200 Race: Saturday-Sunday, January 19-20, 2019

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The USXC Park Rapids Heartland 200 race is this weekend. Check out the route for the race:  2019 USXC Race Map

Prior to the race, the groomer will be out Friday on Trail #24 and Trail #31 (County 4). After the race, they will be grooming these trails to smooth out the race route.

Good luck racers!


Trail Report: Saturday, January 5, 2019

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All of the Forest Riders trails are groomed and ready to go including Trail 23 in Itasca State Park!  This year, the club is also grooming about 24 miles of the trail going south of the rest area on Highway 34 (located 3.5 miles west of Osage) down to Wolf Lake and east to Blueberry Pines.  Trails in Park Rapids have been groomed too.
Enjoy the beautiful trails and weather!

Some updated map info:
 #5 - Update! Osage Bait & Tackle is now selling gas and diesel!  Premium is coming in about a week!
~  #45 - George's Barn - closed for the season
~ #12 - Lobo' Bar & Grill - closed for rebuilding after fire
 #17 - Vacationaire Resort (Clancy's On Island Lake) - hotel has reopened for lodging
New Sponsor-a-Trail participant - Knob & Kettle Restaurant and Lounge (formerly Lake Alice)
located at Intersection F26 on trail map
#10 - Itasca Junction name change to Itasca C-Store

Caution:  Please be careful when traveling on area lakes as there are plowed roads on some lakes that are hard to see.  Eagle Lake has a plowed road that crosses the marked trail twice.  Take it easy until you are familiar with a lake.

Trail Report: Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Last weekend, snowmobilers were out enjoying the 8 to 12 inches of new snow the area received on Monday, March 5!  A huge thank you to our dedicated groomers who do a great job making our trail system outstanding!

Groomers are out this week doing spot grooming in Itasca State Park, Trails #11, #18, #21, #22, the Scout Trail, and trails from Lake George to Emmaville.

PLEASE NOTE:  Trail #32 from Holiday Corner (located at the intersection of trails #31 and #32 on the Pine Forest Road) going west for about a mile has been plowed to the gravel for logging purposes.  Snowmobilers are driving on the plowed sides of the trail.  After this part of the trail, the Pine Forest Road, Coon Lake, and Spider Lake trails going to Itasca State Park are great riding.

Due to the warm weather forecasted for the coming weekend, it may be the last good sledding weekend for the season.  Get out and enjoy the fantastic scenery of the Forest Riders snowmobile trail system!

Trail Report: Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Snow, snow, and more snow!  The Park Rapids-Two Inlets-Itasca State Park area has received 10-12 inches of snow since Sunday, February 18!  The groomers hit the trails yesterday and are having fun making the trails great for your riding this weekend.  We finally have great snow and the temperatures will be perfect for hitting the trails.  Please note, the Hubbard County Sheriff's office has issued a winter weather advisory from 3pm Thursday until 6am Friday.  More snow in the forecast. Travel safe...


Trail Report: Wednesday, February 7, 2018


The area received 3 inches of snow last Saturday so the groomers are out this week getting the trails ready.  It should be a good week to ride the trails and temperatures look great for the weekend!

Trail Report: Friday, February 2, 2018

Groomers did not go out this week, but riding has not changed seeing the weather has been colder.  Forest trails are still good.  The club ride for Hospice last weekend started in Two Inlets heading north to Spike's, Backwoods Bar & Grill, Laporte, and Walker and returned on the Heartland Trail.  County Highway 4 was icy and Trail #32 (Coon Lake Trail) was icy due to logging.  Beside these two areas, it was a great ride.  Ride safe!

Gas Stations:
Akeley Cenex, Becida Bar & Grill, Casey's General Store, Clancy's at Vacationaire, Elbow Lake Store, Emmaville Inn, Huntersville Outpost, Ice Cracking Lodge, Northern Convenience, Northwoods Grocery & Cafe, OBT (Osage Bait & Tackle), Pinehurst Resort, Rock Creek General Store, Shell Sport & Bait, T&M Express, Two Inlets Country Store, and Woodland Store.  Please note, gas is no longer available at Itasca Junction (closed) and Spike's.

Trail Report: Sunday, January 14, 2018

Groomers will be out on the trails again tomorrow through the week. Cold temps have maintained the initial snow received in December. During this past week, the area has received another 6+ inches of snow, and it is still snowing…woo-hoo! Riders are reporting great snowmobiling! Be safe, have fun!

Trail Report: Thursday, January 4, 2018

Groomer headed out on New Year’s Day and will be going all week.  Trails are grooming up nicely where snowmobiles have packed down the snow.  Itasca State Park trails are groomed and all Forest Riders Trails should be completed by Friday.  Happy Riding!

Trail Report: Thursday, December 28, 2017

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The trail system received another 3 inches of snow since the last report...groomers will be heading out for the first time on Tuesday, January 2, 2018!

Temperatures have been extremely frigid, which is great for making ice!  Please stay warm and safe in this extreme cold!

Caution! We received a report of a tree across the trail near Two Inlets.  We are clearing it asap.  Just a reminder to always ride cautiously.  Thank you for keeping us informed about issues on the trails...this helps us keep the trails safe!