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Trail Report – : Eagle River, Wisconsin – January 16, 2019

Reporter:Holly t
Trail Conditions: Early Season
Snow Cover: Pretty much everything SNOW covered.
Date of Report: January 16, 2019
Area Report:

Still Early Season Riding & FAIR to GOOD
Let’s Help The Groomers out it’s SNOW DANCIN TIME!

January 16, 2019 6:55am – 9 degrees – High of 14

Well the temps dropped.  Near 30 yesterday.  High of 14 today.  Groomers were out last night panning the mushy snow that was on the trails yesterday from the warmer temps & sleet over the last couple of days.  Should be smooth & frozen this morning.

Some SNOW showers early this morning.  Snow off & on for the next week.  Looks like maybe 1 inch or so every few days.

Yesterday the trails were pretty mushy everywhere.  Riding especially in the woods wasn’t half bad.  There is SNOW pretty much everywhere.

Heading out east the snow cover was harder & rough in spots.  Need new fresh SNOW for the groomers to work with. Section between Bloom Rd to Loon Rd is icy & snirty in many areas.

South from town there is good SNOW cover on “the grade” and a pretty far distance down.  From the area where you come out of the woods & ride Bloom Rd for a short distance to back in the woods was mostly SNOW covered but choppy.  The frozen swampy section was frozen early but rough.  Need fresh SNOW.

West the section from the road crossing by the Lincoln Town Hall is icy & snirty until you get out farther.  When you cross over to the north side of the road by Eagle River Inn it gets better.  Riding not bad after that with the exception of the high hill on the north side across from the Wisconsin River.  Dropping down onto 7/17S to the “Paintball field” to go west was good.

Coming back on 10/13 it was snirty, icy, choppy & thin in spots.  Other sections were SNOW covered. The Wisconsin River bridge area was icy & a little mushy.

Road crossings are snirty from road sand & where there are icy inclines.

Sno-Eagles Country has 2 areas that have one-way trails.  10E is a one-way trail from the ERRA Sports Arena all the way out to Nicolet Mini Mart.  The other is the 13’s up near Buckatabon Bridge & Bauer’s Dam area.  Clearly marked with DO NOT ENTER signs.  Plus trail signs are backwards if you are going the wrong way.

EAGLE LAKE TRAIL & CATFISH LAKE TRAIL ARE MARKED & OPEN. Stay by the reflective orange barrels.  Do not drift away from the barrels as it is not safe to do so.  Remember not all lakes have trails so if you don’t see marker do not ride on it to be safe.  These are the only 2 lakes that are marked in Sno-Eagles Country.  No other lake trails. 

Also there is a dusk to dawn speed limit of 55 MPH.


See ya on the trails again soon! 

Holly Tomlanovich
Sno-Eagles, Inc.
Phone Trail Updates 715.479.5185
Sno-Eagles Snowmobile Club



News and Reports:

News and Reports:

  • Wednesday & Thursday – Trail Rides – Meet at the Historic Railroad Depot on “the grade” Trail 13/3 at 9am.  Contact Club Pres., Howard Wolf 262.442.4876
  • Thursday, January 17 – Sno-Eagles General Member meeting – ER VFW – 6:15pm appetizers with meeting at 7pm
  • Friday-Sunday, January 25-27 – Women On Snow!
  • Saturday, January 26 – SNO (Saturday Night Out) – White Stag(7141 Hwy 17 N, Sugar Camp, WI) – 5:30pm Social time – 6:00pm Dinner

Snowmobile Information:

Handy Snowmobile Links

Wisconsin Snowmobile Registration
Discount Trail Pass for Snowmobile Club Members – $10
Standard Wisconsin Trail Pass – $30
Out of State Trail Pass – $50
Vilas County Map It Trail App