Trail Conditions: Poor
Snow Cover: 14"
Date of Report: March 21, 2019
As of this past Monday, March 18, grooming on all trails was suspended. With the ongoing warm weather, sun, and rain over the last week, we have rapidly lost our trail base, creating large stretches of exposed ground and rocks on the trails. Swamps are also opening up in places. Please use caution while riding, especially considering current conditions.
Taconite/David Dill State Trail
The Taconite is in poor condition. The trail base is thin due to warm weather and heavy trail use, and there are many stretches of exposed rock and ground throughout the trail, especially on hills and corners.
The spur trail leading from the Taconite to the Oasis Bar and Grill in Britt has been rerouted due to landowner issues. The reroute goes from the Taconite east of Hwy 53 (opposite side from the Oasis) to Peppard Rd, crosses Hwy 53 at the Peppard Rd Jct, and follows the ditch south to Peel Rd and to the Oasis.
Putnam/Fishing Lakes Trail – is groomed and in poor condition. Be aware of logging operations on and around the trail shortly after the trail crosses the West Two River trail bridge.
Lake Vermilion- Soudan Underground Mine State Park Trail- are in poor condition.
Tomahawk Trail – is groomed and in good condition.
Arrowhead State Trail
The entire Arrowhead is in poor condition. The trail base is thin due to warm weather and heavy trail use, and there are many stretches of exposed rock and ground throughout the trail, especially on hills and corners.