Thanks to the hard work of our area snowmobile clubs and volunteers, an extensive network of professionally groomed trails — more than 1600 miles — are maintained in the Minocqua area. These trails traverse a magnificent natural environment that includes 1,300 glacial lakes and 233,000 acres of public forest land. This, combined with our 65-inch annual average snowfall, makes for some of the Midwest's best sledding.
Take off in any direction to sled on spacious and well-marked routes across forests and frozen lakes. The locale features a number of trail side pit stops, as well. Step inside and enjoy the atmosphere, but please be responsible. Don’t drink and drive.
Area trail maps are available at the chamber office or can be mailed to you upon your request.
Cross Country Cruisers Trail Report 1-18-18
The CCC trails remain in good to very good condition. It has been a great week to be riding in Cruiser country.
We have heard from a group from the Lacrosse area that has been up since Monday afternoon and they have put on 350 mi and have had some great riding.
We are in for a warm up Friday and Saturday with the temperatures climbing into the mid to upper 30s. Hopefully it will stay over cast and cloudy and these temps will not hurt us much.
The trails will be best early in the day and later in the evening so try and adjust your schedule to take advantage of this if possible.
For the most part I believe our trails will hold up fine, but expect them to get soft in the afternoon and some snirt to develop close to town and intersections. Again all eyes are on the forecast of a developing storm to impact us late Sunday and into Monday. No warnings have been issued yet but the predicted amounts of snow are all over the place.This looks to be a pretty powerful storm with snow totals 8” to 10”. Got to love that and we will welcome it here in Cruisers Country!
Stay Tuned to our FB page and Don will keep you posted. Again let’s all be smart out there this weekend and slowdown in the corners and stay to the right!
We look forward to seeing you out on the trails and Ride Right Ride Safe!
Minocqua Forest Riders Report 1-18-18
All of our trails are in Very Good and in some cases Excellent condition! Finally, we’re able to run a regular grooming schedule. Please be aware that at this time, Trail 5A is groomed on Friday only and will be pretty rough by the end of the weekend. My advise is to stay on Trail 5 and enjoy the scenic beauty and challenging twists that this trail has to offer. Also, the club lake trails (lettered names) may be a little rough as well do to limited grooming (both Kubota operators are on vacation this week)
Maintaining 135 miles of scenic and well-groomed trails throughout the Arbor Vitae, Woodruff and Minocqua area. Memberships are $30 for families.
Minocqua Forest Riders Snowmobile Club
P.O. Box 1161
Minocqua, WI 54548
Come ride away from the crowds on 190 miles of Bombardier-groomed trails, extending to the Willow Flowage and Price County. Food and gas are available throughout the trail system.
New Tom Sno-Fleas Snowmobile Club
P.O. Box 45
Lake Tomahawk, WI 54539
Maintaining extensive snowmobile trails south of Minocqua. Lake Tomahawk is the center for going north, south, east or west. We are known for keeping our trails in great condition.
Wisconsin law requires those who use Wisconsin snowmobile trails to display either Wisconsin registration or a snowmobile trail pass. Funds from this program will be designated for use as trail aids and related costs to enhance all Wisconsin snowmobile recreation.
The trail pass may be purchased over the counter at many authorized sales locations. The $35.00 non-resident snowmobile trail use pass is valid from July 1st through June 30th.
A snowmobile safety certificate is required for all snowmobile operators born after January 1, 1985. A certificate is required in order to operate a snowmobile on public trails, lands, and frozen waters. A valid driver’s license does not exempt you from the safety certificate requirement. It must be carried while riding and it must be displayed to a law enforcement officer when requested.
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