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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...

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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

Trails:
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!

Trail Report: Saturday, December 23, 2017

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The Park Rapids-Two Inlets-Itasca State Park area received over 5 inches of snow on top of the couple of inches received earlier this month. Due to the snow being light and fluffy, it has been decided not to groom the trails yet.  Once the snow is a little heavier, the groomers will hit the trails!

Caution! Ice thickness on area lakes is very inconsistent. Always use extreme caution and remember these safety tips: ask local sources on ice conditions, ride with a friend, tell others where you plan to go, pack a rope, and bring a fully-charged cell phone.

2017-2018 Snowmobile Season

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The trail gates are unlocked, lakes and swamps are building ice, and currently there is 3 inches of snow on the ground. The 10-day weather forecast is predicting temperatures below freezing with a chance of snow this coming week.

 

Trail Report: December 27, 2016

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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!