Category Archives: Winter Trail Reports

Winter Trail Reports

February 27, 2020

Newest Updates and Safety Information Riding conditions have been great over the past week, and the trails are all open and being used frequently. Maintenance crews are grooming as often as possible to keep up with the heavy use. Slush conditions are remain healed up for now (lots of slush is still present, but much…
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December 26, 2019

Newest Updates and Safety Information The first lag of the green snowmobile trail from Franks Bay on Rainy Lake to Ash River Trail is still groomed, staked, and ready for visitors to enjoy, and the Peterson Bay trail is now open and staked as well. Not enough ice has formed to open other trails at…
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December 12, 2019

Newest Updates and Safety Information We are pleased to announce that the Sullivan Bay, Blind Ash Bay, Oberholtzer, and Rainy Lake Recreation snowshoe trails are now open. The Echo Bay Trail, Rainy Lake Recreation Ski Trail, and Tilson Connector Trail are all packed and tracked and ready for winter recreation. The ice is strengthening every…
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January 21, 2019

Riders are very impressed with the trails here.  We have a great base of snow (18 inches)and groomers have hit everything by now.  The Arrowhead trail is being called "excellent" and our Clubs are out keeping everything smooth.  The green staked lake trail is fine and 99% smooth as long as you run 15 feet…
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March 7, 2018

Trails are still in great shape here!  We did not get any new snow with the storm, but we have plenty of base and groomers are still out keeping everything in tip top shape.  We have perfect temperatures in the forecast this week - highs in the 20-30s and lows in the single digits with…
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Feb 14, 2018

    Crane Lake Bar & Grill February 14 at 11:57am · Trail Report 2/14/18 It’s weird, it doesn’t seem as though we’ve had anymore then trace amounts of snow but honestly (of course) the North trail from Crane to the link was notably in better condition than last week with nearly no dips and…
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February 10, 2018

Riders are reporting that ALL Crane Lake area trails are in excellent condition!  We have had very cold weather so the grooming schedule has been very effective in keeping trails in near perfect shape.  Our groomers are running 6 days a week in February.  This week's forecast calls for a bit of a warm up…
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Snowmobile Vacations in the Crane Lake Area

If you are thinking about a snowmobile vacation in the Crane Lake Area you may want to visit the Voyageur Trail Society website. There are good articles, which give details on trail rules and development history. Key Takeaways: In 1994-95 a marked, groomed trail system on the frozen lakes of Voyageurs National Park was established The…
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January 28, 2018

Trails in the Crane Lake area are still in very good shape.  Lots of riders around on Friday and Saturday!  We had a warm Friday, but reports were still that the trails held up nicely.  Saturday it snowed all day adding up to 2-3 new inches on top of a solid base.  We still have…
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January 20, 2018

TIPS FROM CAROL at the CRANE LAKE BAR and GRILL~ Stay right on the curves and hills ALWAYS. Slower riders stay right often so faster riders can pass you without scaring you. Accelerate before the hills and continue an even speed while climbing hills, hitting the throttle on the hills tears the trails up badly…
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