The Forest Riders Snowmobile Club trail system is open and very rideable! Trails were compacted with the groomer's roller during the last two weeks, making for a good base. Several riders have been out and commented on how nice the trails are even though they have not been fully groomed yet. With the snow received on Sunday and Monday, the groomers are hitting the trails today! Come to the Park Rapids area and enjoy snowmobiling in the great up north!
Club members will be out on the trails getting them ready for the upcoming snowmobiling season. They will meet at the Two Inlets Store at 10:00 am. and head out to clear downed trees, and check and replace trail and safety signs. A second clean-up day is scheduled for Sunday, November 20, 2016.
All trails will be groomed again this week and are in good to great shape. If you haven't been through Two Inlets State Forest or Itasca Park this year, it is definitely worth taking a ride!
It is going to be a great weekend for riding! Groomers have been out all week and the trails will be done by Friday morning. We have had colder temps and the trails are setting up great.
Happy President's Day Weekend!
Trails will not be groomed this week as they are still in good shape and holding with the colder weather. It looks like it will be another good weekend to get out and enjoy!
The groomers are out and all the Forest Rider's trails should be done by Thursday. The grooming of the trails in Itasca State Park was done on Tuesday. The trails will be in great shape by the weekend, and the weather looks to be very favorable for riding!
Note: There is logging going on south of Lake George. Ride with caution.
We have snow!! The Park Rapids area received 4-5 inches of new snow today. Last week, the trails were groomed and this combined with the sub-zero temperatures made a good base. The new snow will make for great riding and allow the groomers to hit the trails again next week!
Club members were out and cleared fallen trees from the Alligator Alley swamp (Trail 22) so snowmobilers and the groomer will be able to get through.
Come to Park Rapids to ride the trails and enjoy our winter wonderland!
This season is off to a slow start due to the warm temperatures during the first part of December. Currently, the area has a snow depth of 4 to 6 inches and the temperatures have been 32°F or lower for several weeks making for thicker ice on local lakes.
Earlier this week, the groomers were out packing the trails. The trails now have a good base on them, but need more snow. One of the club members checked out some of the trails that were groomed earlier in the week. The trails were groomed nicely and fun to ride. Trail 22 (Alligator Alley) is not open yet due to three large trees across the trail in the swamp area blocking passage. The club will remove these trees next week once the cold snap freezes the swamp area sufficiently to support vehicles. Think snow and drive safely!!
Volunteer club members have gone out clearing the trails, and posting signs and trail markers. The trails are now ready for the open of the 2015-2016 snowmobile season on December 1. Hopefully the snow will come to blanket the trails and the cold temps to freeze the lakes. Think snow!