Trail Conditions and Area Reports
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The Price County area offers some of the best trails in the state, along with very nice restaurants, resorts and shopping experiences. Whether your out on the trails Snowmobiling, ATVing, Snowshoeing, Hiking, Biking or Skiing you and the family will have a great time in Price County.
Snowmobile Trail Conditions
The City of Park Falls is now one of only 17 AWSC designated Snowmobile Friendly Communities in the State of Wisconsin.
The Price County Trail system consist of over 500 miles of scenic trails, great places to stop to fill up on fuel, food and beverages. The trails are maintained by 9 clubs and reported by the two Chambers.
We invite you to take a trip and see all that Price County has to offer.
Trails are closed for the season, Thank you to the clubs and all the time they spend making Price County Trails Awesome
Trail maintenance started on December 5th, with great progress. Once there is substantial amount of snow on the trails, the groomer will be put to work. Until then, Driftsplitters portion of the Price County trails will be closed for riding. Pray for snow!!!
Cross-Country Ski, Snowshoe, Skijor & Fat Tire Bike Trail Report
Phillips School Forest: (1/8/21 update)
- Ski Trails
Rolled on Wednesday, 12/30/20. The base is thin and no track has been set. With the light snow received earlier this week, the trail is still in nice condition for Skate Skiing.
- Single Track Trails
Trails were rolled and packed on Wednesday evening, 12/30/20. Trails have see a lot of use but with the light snow received earlier is week they are still in nice shape for snowshoeing and fat biking
Squaw Creek Trail: (1/8/21 Update)
Trail was groomed and tracked on Thursday afternoon, 12/31/20. The track set very well but with the thin base, grass is still poking out in some areas. With the light snow received earlier this week the trail is still in nice shape for snowshoeing and classic skiing.
Holy Cross Trail: (1/8/21 Update)
The trail is open but logging activities have just been completed so no grooming has been done. With current snow depth, you can enjoy making your own snowshoe or ski tracks.
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9-15-2020 – Trails are in great shape with minimal dust! Fall colors are starting to pick up as well, and the bugs are disappearing with the cooler temperatures. Beavers are starting to pick back up and are active on trail 101 at Eleven Mile Creek. Saturday, September 26 is National Public Lands Day, which is a fee free day for USFS day use sites such as trailheads. Fall colors should be going strong then so there’s no excuse for not getting out and enjoying your National Forest and public lands! If you notice any plugged culverts, or other issues on the trail, please contact Brady Howe at email@example.com or 715-762-5104.
9-2-2020 – USFS Crews will be working this week on trail 118C-101 in the Wintergreen area. The rains this past week have resulted in some slightly larger than normal puddles, and combined with the cooler temperatures the trails are in overall GREAT shape with minimal dust! Sailor Lake Campground is located on the Flambeau Trail and has some first come first serve campsites available for the upcoming holiday weekend. Fall colors are right around the corner, with a few trees already starting to turn.
8/18/20 – USFS Crews have been busy fixing mud holes and blading out the trails. Crews moved into the Blockhouse Lake area today to work on trail 118A-111 where the recent rains have resulted in some significant mud holes. Trail users may encounter heavy machinery on the trail so please ride with caution. Beavers have been active as well on trail 118A-111 near FR 144 / Shady Knoll Road. Trappers are currently working in that area to remove the beavers. There is currently minimal dust on the trails and they are in pretty grate shape for late summer. If you encounter any water over the trail, or any other issues or concerns with the trails please contact Brady Howe at 715-762-5104, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
8/5/20 – USFS crews have been busy this week doing additional brushing on the Flambeau Trail on trail 118-102 south of Wintergreen. Crews have also been busy filling in mud holes and blading the trail in the area by Sailor Lake campground. Beavers have been active on trail 118-111 by Newman Lake and we have a trapper in there working to remove them. Trail users should use caution when in these areas as they may encounter heavy equipment working on the trail. The trails are starting to dry out some and are getting a little dusty. Any questions or concerns regarding the Flambeau Trail can be sent to Brady Howe at email@example.com or by calling 715-762-5104.
7-24-2020 – Crews were able to check some sections of the Flambeau trail today and the trails were in great condition. There is some water on portions of the trail on the 118A-111 but is passable. Beaver has plugged a culvert just northwest of FR144 towards Newman Lake. Crews were able to get the water moving but will need to go back next week to get culvert unplugged. Trail is passable. There is limited dust on the trails. For information on any recreational opportunities on the forest please visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/cnnf. If any issues or concerns are found on the trails please contact Brady Howe at firstname.lastname@example.org or 715-762-5104.
7-20-2020 – Crews were able to check some sections of the Flambeau trail after the recent storms over the past weekend and the trails were in great condition. There is some water on portions of the trail on the 118G-102 but is passable. With the rain there is limited dust on the trails. For information on any recreational opportunities on the forest please visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/cnnf. If any issues or concerns are found on the trails please contact Brady Howe at email@example.com or 715-762-5104.
6-4-20 – Brushing has wrapped up on the trails and they are looking great. Wildlife has been very active too, with lots of new fawns being spotted on the trails. USFS crews are planning on replacing the culvert at Clover Creek on trail 118C-101 in mid to late June. During this construction the trail will be closed from FR 533 to trail 118K, with traffic being detoured on trail 118H-121. The trail will be signed with maps when the construction is taking place. Beavers have still been active on the trails and crews have been working diligently on removing the beavers and the dams. If you see water going over the trail, or any other issues or concerns, please contact Brady Howe at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 715-762-5104.
Trails in Price County are now open and in good condition. Watch for downed trees and high water due to storms from last week. Drive Safely and be aware of new elk calves and deer fawns in the area.
The trails around the Park falls area are in great condition. The forestry department is out and upgrading trails and repairing damaged area. There is some areas that have standing water, for all you that love the mud, we have that.... Watch for shared trail use when on the trails. There are hunters and walkers on the trails as well. Enjoy the trails and be safe.
Flambeau Trail – 70 miles – Open: May 1-March 14
ATVs/UTVs up to 65″ wide, Off-road Motorcycles, Hike, Bike, Snowmobiles, Horseback Riding
The Flambeau Trail System is an interconnecting network of trails which vary in length from less than one mile to over 23 miles. Many lakes, streams and the South Fork of the Flambeau River are accessible from the Flambeau Trails. The CNNF has announced that 65 inch wide ATVs & UTVs are allowed!
Tuscobia Trail – 74 miles – Open: April 15 – November 15
ATVs/UTVs up to 65″ wide, snowmobiles, Hike, Bike, Horseback Riding
The Tuscobia State Trail is an abandoned rail corridor turned recreational trail. It is the connecting bloodline to several other area trails. The trailhead in Park Falls offers convenient loading/unloading ramp and ample parking along with bathrooms, pavilion and playground. Riders can travel from Park Falls non-stop to Birchwood located on the western-most edge of Sawyer County.
Dead Horse Run Trail – 62 miles – Open: May 1-March 14
ATVs/UTVs up to 65″ wide, Off-road Motorcycles, Hike, Bike, Snowmobiles, Horseback Riding
The Dead Horse Run Trail offers a vast array of terrain types. Much of the trail has firm tread however, there is some rugged terrain and some sections go through wet soils where pools of water may even be present. Try it if you feel you are up to the challenge!
Flambeau River State Forest Trail Open:May 15- November
The Flambeau River State Forest Trail is a 38-mile multiple use trail consisting of forest roads, town roads and snowmobile routes located in the Flambeau River State Forest. The trail system connects directly to the Tuscobia State Trail. There are very few services along the trail. This is a multipurpose trail that allows motorized and non-motorized use. The Trail gives access to 90,000 acres of forest The Flambeau land along two branches of the scenic Flambeau River.
Solberg Trail Open: May 1- March 14
The trail is a total of 9.5 miles long including trail riding on a graveled surface and road routes. It crosses numerous wooden boardwalks and meanders through a variety of different forest types connecting to the Flambeau Trail System at Sailor Lake Campground located in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest (CNNF). You can also access Solberg Lake County Campground sites 1-16 and 37-60 via East Solberg Lake Road
Georgetown Trail Open:May 15- March 14
The Georgetown Trail is located entirely in the Price County Forest, with a mostly gravel surface. It meanders through a variety of forest types. Parking areas with loading/unloading ramp are located on both the north and south ends of the trail.
Pine Line Trail Open: December 15-April 1
The trail is a 26-mile abandoned railroad grade open to ATVs and UTVs in the winter only when trails are declared officially open to snowmobiles and the temperature is below 28 degrees.
WISCONSIN REGISTRATION & TRAIL PASS INFORMATION:
Wisconsin Residents are required to obtain a Wisconsin ATV/UTV Registration; Non-Residents are required to obtain a Wisconsin ATV/UTV Trail Pass prior to operating an all-terrain vehicle on any trail or route. Registrations and Trail Passes can be obtained three easy ways:
Quickly and conveniently go online to register using a credit card by clicking here for the DNR ATV Online Registrations Page;
Purchased over the counter at many DNR Authorized Sales Locations. Click here to find an Authorized Sales Location; or
By calling WDNR at 1-888-WDNRINFO (1-888-936-7463 FREE).
For additional information on Registrations/Trail Passes, click here to visit the Wisconsin DNR ATV page.
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