Trail Reports

Cold Temps Moving in…

January 15, 2019

Trail Report
January 15, 2019
Conditions Fair to Good

First as a reminder to everyone this Saturday is our Snowmobile Club’s Winter Blast at the Groomer Barn.

Pig Roast, Pancake Breakfast, Vintage Show, Kids Games, Live Music, Winter Blast Poker Run, Food-Beer-Soda-Coffee-Raffles and Free Admission! Stop in for a day full of fun!

As for the trails we saw another weekend with a lot of traffic. The club has been slow to get all the trails groomed because we have some down machinery, but we do continue to run around the clock to get everything put back together. We expect by Thursday all trails will be back to their Good Condition. This weekend is bringing cold weather and a lot more traffic. We expect the trails to hold up nicely but as the trails get rode watch out for icey corners. Please do stop down and join us this Saturday for a day full of activities for all ages.

All trails listed below have been groomed with tractors and are fair to good condition:
Trail 17 N S
Trail 51 E to MW
Trail 19 to J from Lazy Ace
Trail 12 a b
Trail 10 to both sides of swamp
Trail 8 a to and from Bass Lake Rd
Trail 10 E and 8
Trail 19 and 20

Trail 19 North of Cedar Lake Rd is done logging but not being groomed yet

Trail 182 still needs some more work

14 and 9c are plowed and will not be groomed by us this year

Trail 12 not groomed due to open water

Let’s Ride…

January 8, 2019

Trail Report
January 8 2019
Conditions Good

We picked up 5 inches of heavy wet snow yesterday followed by light rain, these temps show that it should be a great weekend for riding as the trails will setup nicely. Trails have a solid base and we continue to get out and groom. There are still some wet areas but overall the system is in good condition. 

All trails listed below have been groomed with tractors and are fair to good condition:
Trail 17 N S
Trail 51 E to MW
Trail 19 to J from Lazy Ace
Trail 12 a b
Trail 10 to both sides of swamp
Trail 8 a to and from Bass Lake Rd
Trail 10 E and 8
Trail 19 and 20

Trail 19 North of Cedar Lake Rd is done logging but not being groomed yet

Trail 182 still needs some more work

14 and 9c are plowed and will not be groomed by us this year

Trail 12 not groomed due to open water

Looking Good…

January 2, 2019

Trail Report
Jan 2 2019
Conditions: Fair to Good

Trails held up very well through the heavy traffic over the weekend. Groomers were out all day yesterday getting the trails flattened from a very busy week in the Northwoods. We still have some trails that need some work but overall conditions are fair to good. Of course as always as of late we need to watch the forecast as this weekend we are expecting unseasonably warm temps. Be safe and let’s ride!

Need More Snow…

December 28, 2018

Trail Report

December 28, 2018

Conditions: Poor

Mostly rain yesterday with some light flurries throughout the night. Forecast for today says 1-3″. Overall not enough to get our groomers out. Northern part of Iron County (White Thunder Riders) is still grooming, trail 17 (the grade) is still open and after 3-10 Road you will find more snow.

Need Snow….

December 23, 2018

Trail Report
December 22, 2018
Conditions: Poor

We have received flurries for the last couple days but nothing substantial. We got out and rode yesterday, we found the grade (Trail 17) had a solid base, no rocks, gravel, or dirt showing anywhere. However, it is froze solid with minimal snow to cool down the machine. Once we got to 3-10 Rd the snow amounts did pick up and White Thunder Riders of northern Iron County were out grooming last night. In short you can use the grade to go north but the riding in Mercer now is poor. We only need 4-6 inches of good snow to get out and do some grooming, let’s keep watching the forecast and as conditions change we will let you know ASAP. FYI we closed a section of Trail 19 from Cedar Lake Rd to the Winchester Grade for logging. It is really wet in there and the logger needs to use the trail. We will let you know as soon as they are done 1-2 weeks.

All I want for Christmas…

December 18, 2018

Trail Report
December 18
Conditions: Poor

The warm up hit us hard last weekend, we had a lot of melting and lost a lot of snow. The grade held up well as it is packed solid but basically a sheet of ice. At this point we cannot open any additional trails, but Trail 17 (the grade) remains open. There is some hope as John Dee is forecasting we might see some accumulations in the next week. Let’s all hope for snow!

Still Working…

December 11, 2018
Trail Report
December 11 2018
Conditions- Early Season
 
We continue to get out and work on trails, but as of today we are not able to open any additional trails. We had light traffic over the weekend which helped pack and freeze some trails. Trail 17 (the grade) remains in good condition and is still being groomed. Most riders headed north and found good riding around Hurley, but marginal riding to the west and east. We do expect the Flowage to be marked soon and we will update everyone as soon as that happens. At this point let’s all hope for more snow, but if you want to get out and do a little riding the opportunity is there.

Open Trails Update

December 6, 2018
An updated report this Thursday morning from Forestry regarding trails that are open today:
Mercer area: Trail 17 from Hwy 51 (Lazy Aces) north to Hurley.
Hurley area: Trail 17
Trail 8 from Cty G to West Branch Rd
Trail 8B
Trail 13C
Trail 77
Trail 2 & 2A
Trail 15A
Trail 13 to Island Lake Rd
Trail 15 Hogsback to Island Lake Rd
Trail 11A
Trail 6
 
The remaining trails are closed due to low snow and/or wet conditions. The Snowmobile Clubs will be assessing trail conditions on a daily basis and will open them on a trail by trail basis notifying the Forestry Department and Chambers of Commerce of the changes. Early riding conditions exist and water crossings are not considered safe. Please use caution!!

Trails Set to Open…

December 5, 2018

Trail Report

December 5, 2018

Condition: Early Season

**NEWS ALERT** Iron County Snowmobile Trails will open Thursday December 6th. Please expect early season riding. You will encounter some wet areas, some areas with thin snow, and not all trails have been groomed. At this time Wednesday afternoon, the only trail we have groomed is Trail 17 (the grade) from Lazy Ace heading north, this trail is fair to good with a nice base. Trail 182 will remain closed for this weekend. The gate at Hwy 51 past Lazy Ace. will remain closed until Vilas County opens their trails. Also, Trail 8A is not passable and will remain closed until we can complete a snow bridge. At this time the lakes are not marked and ice conditions vary this time of year, please use extreme caution. As we continue to groom more trails we will keep everyone updated. Let’s Ride!

Trails Are Closed

March 19, 2018

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.