All Iron County snowmobile and ATV trails will be closed effective Monday, March 19, 2018 at midnight. Gates along the trails will be closed.
All ATV trails will remain closed until break-up conditions recede. ATV trails will open on a trail-by-trail basis as trail conditions dry up and have been inspected for washouts and grade integrity. This is estimated to be mid-May.
Thank you for your cooperation during this seasonal transition time.
March 19 2018
More warm weather last week did a number on the trails. As of today the county has not closed the trails yet, so you are still able to get out to ride and in fact was saw a few sleds running around this past weekend but it is getting harder and harder to access the woods trails. If you want to run around the flowage or out in the woods you still can, but for the most part the bulk of the trail system is no longer rideable. Thank you everyone for a great season and for supporting the Mercer Area SnoGoers!
March 12 2018
Conditions Fair to Poor
No set date for trails closing in Iron County. Trails were fair through the weekend they will deteriorate with the warm weather though this week. Sleds are out and about reporting hit and miss conditions. Overall the conditions are poor but yes you can still ride.
February 28, 2018
With two warm days behind us and a few more to go the trails have taken a hit as the meltdown has begun. Riders are still reporting good trails in the woods, going to the flowage, and around the area, but the in town, town roads, and railroad grade are melting away fast. As soon as you get out of town and into the woods the trails are Good. Some colder temps and possible snow next week leaves us to say we are not done yet. The 12″ received last week has added to our base. Our advice is next weekend might be better than this weekend, but if you want to ride you can find some good riding!
Monitoring a little warm up this week, but after Wednesday we drop back down to normal temps and have a chance to pick up a little Lake Effect snow. Trails as of today are still in Good Condition with some areas reporting icy corners and Trail 17 (the grade) being thin. Overall excellent riding this week reported by all riders. This Saturday is the Gateway Lodge Breakfast Fundraiser, please be sure to stop out and support the club. All money raised goes to trail maintenance.
February 7, 2018
Below are some pictures taken from our Groomer Driver last weekend. As you can see most of our trails are in GOOD condition. During the weekend with lots of traffic you may find some icy corners and the Railroad Grade (Trail 17) is thin. Overall, everyone we have been talking about this week has been reporting good trails all around the area including our trail system. Temperatures will remain below freezing in the extended forecast and lake effect snow still shows up when it wants to. We are projecting this to be a GOOD weekend to be riding the Mercer Area Sno Goers Trail System. Please ride safe and have a great weekend!
January 30 2018
Conditions Fair to Good
The warm weather last weekend really hurt us. We had a lot of melting and some trails took a beating. Riders are still out and about with some reporting Good Conditions out of town, most sledders in town are still putting on a lot of miles this week as the trails are defiantly rideable. Trail 17 (the grade is Poor with some gravel coming through), Trail 10 and 12B to the flowage are Fair condition with icey corners. The remainder of the system is still Good Condtion as the woods really protected direct sun light. We have been hit again by logging on most of our town road trails, watch for plowed down roads on Island Lake Rd, Circle Lilly Rd, Cramer Lake Rd, and Cedar Lake Rd; this is an issue we are working on for the future. This Saturday is our Club fundraiser at the Wolf’s Den Bar & Grill inside the Great Northern Hotel. Stop in from 11am till 2pm for a Chili Feed and Brat Fry, all money raised will go to grooming the trails. Thank you to everyone who continues to support the club and remember to Ride Safe!
January 23, 2018
After another busy weekend with a lot of traffic, but we were just saved by a nice wet snow storm. 5-8″ fell around the Mercer area last night and the groomers now have some good snow to work with. We have been getting great reviews with Trail 182 which has never been this good, also 10 and 12B to the flowage are in excellent shape as well. We do have a Cookout Fundraiser this Saturday at Dear Lodge starting at 11am; these events help the club raise money to groom the trails, please stop out and support us. Remember Ride Safe!
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January 17, 2018
Conditions Good to Very Good
The Conditions are the best we’ve seen all year. We have a solid base with a good amount of snow on top. Groomers have been out on all trails over the course of the week and we are classifying the entire trail system as good, but the further north you go the more snow you will find; the northern half of our trail system is considered very good. We are monitoring the temperatures for this weekend as currently Friday and Saturday are above freezing, we hope that with our base and minimal direct sun the trails will hold up. This Saturday we have a fundraiser at Eunica’s Beaver Lodge with an Italian buffet from 5 to 8pm, please come out and support our club as the money raised at these events assist with trail grooming. Be sure to check out trail 182 which has been groomed for the 1st time in 4 years and is in very good shape right now. Also, please remember to drive safe and at a controllable speed.