Trail update

Happy Saturday to All!! We groomed the following trail loops yesterday and they are open this morning for riding. The Moon Ridge, Chippewa, Ida Valley loop. Also, the 2 Pole, Sikaso, Prairie loop as well as the South, Viking, and YMCA trails (to get back to the shop). Those trails are open for riding. The Central Lakes trail is also open (we’ll be regrooming it tomorrow after the new snow). We only groomed these dirt trails once, (and a second time today) so use caution as they are still rough in field areas. Please stay on marked trails and be safe! Thanks

Trail update

Finally!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 6-7 inches of snow overnight in Garfield!! The Central Lakes trail is open for riding. The “dirt trails” are closed yet. We will be packing/grooming some of the dirt trails today. I’ll keep you posted as to when/what is open. Thanks.

Trail update

Hello to All, I know everyone wants to ride, but DATA trails are still closed. We did pack/groom the Central Lakes trail yesterday (Lake Christina to Osakis). There was anywhere from 2-5 inches of snow. It compressed down to a 1-2″ base which is very fragile. We are hoping to get 3-4″ tomorrow(Thursday) to be able to add to that base. We will then attempt to open the Central Lakes for riding, as well as work on 2 other 30-40 mile loops on the “dirt trails”. In the event we get enough snow (8-10″ total) by late next week, we’ll work on packing/grooming the rest of the system. We are hoping at least to open the two loops at minimum. Again, I’ll keep you posted.

The Staff at Lake Carlos State Park has asked that snowmobilers please be respectful by staying on designated snowmobile trails and off ski trails!

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Day Northwest Trails
 W,F Ida Valley
 Th Woodland
 M N Little Alps
 M W Little Alps
 M S Little Alps
 M E Little Alps
 Th Hunt Lake
 T Ottertail
 F Chippewa
 M Moon Ridge
 Day North East Trails
 M,Th Viking
 M,Th Arrowwood
 M,Th North Hookup
 W S Inspiration
 W Big Ole
 T,W Long Prairie
 T Spruce Hill
 T Bare Knob
 M,Th N Inspiration
 T Carlos State Park
 T,W Carlos Connection
Day South Trails
 M,Th South Hookup
 Th Buttermilk
 T,T Villard Hookup
 T Prairie
 M Sikaso
 T,T Head Of Lakes
 M 2 Pole
 W Ready Riders
 W,W 27 West-south
 W,W 27 West-north
 W,W Runestone
Day Central Lakes
F E Central Lakes
 F W Central Lakes
 F Esplanade
 F (Eagles Leg)
 M,Th YMCA Leg

* Groomed
** Double Groomed