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 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.
****There is a reroute on Trail 120 that will be in effect all season. The reroute is on the Northern section that eliminates the old 120 trail from FR 519 to the intersection of 120 and 121. Reroute takes you NW up FR519 to Sheep Ranch to FR522 then connects to 101. This eliminates a very bad part of the swamp.****
2/19/2020 Northwoods Hi-Riders
Trails in the Solberg Lake area are in Very Good to Excellent condition and are being groomed on a regular schedule. A few inches of new snow has put the “icing on the cake”. Be advised we have mechanized brushing operations going on trails 112, 141 and 102 this week. Please use caution and be on the lookout for machinery. If you encounter some loose brush or larger branches that are in the middle of the trail, please take the few seconds to stop and throw them off to the side. Thank You!
2/19/2020 Prentice Bushbenders
The trails remain in excellent condition. Warm weather this weekend should not effect them too much with the amount of base we have except at road crossings. Get out and enjoy them while you can. Be safe and have fun.
2/18/2020 Eisenstein Bushwackers
On Feb 17th 2020 111 ,110 loop, 105 all double groomed and excellent condition
On Feb18th 2020 Trail 80,101,103,104 park falls to wintergreen all double groomed ,also 101 Martinsen’s swamp was brushed and cleaned enjoy from the Bushwackers
2/17/2020 Sno- Gypsies
Tuscobia trail was groomed and in excellent condition, Trail 80 is groomed and in excellent condition,
Trails 90 91 89 are all groomed and in excellent condition
2/5/2020 Kennan/Catawba Driftsplitters.
Trail 94 has been re-opened and is in very good shape except for the 2 miles of the trail where logging operation continues. All trails are being groomed twice a week and in very good condition.
2/5/2020 Fifield Sno Drovers
The trails conditions in the Pike Lake area are from very good to excellent. The cold weather has firmed up the slush on the marked lake routes, but there is still slush if you leave the marked trails. The corridors such as 101/10 get very rough following heavy traffic and, while we have increased our grooming, we need new snow. There are no bare spots, but expect moguls between grooming runs. Trail 111/19 to the north is excellent as is trail 121, as these don’t experience the heavy traffic. Trail 106/19 to Iron county is still not being groomed and isn’t recommended as there is flowing water over the county line.
1/29/2020 Elk River Pioneers
Pioneer trails are now in excellent condition. They are groomed at least twice per week. Trail 82 into Sawyer County is now open and in very good condition. There might be wet areas on some trails. Do not try to go off of the main trail. The north entry and exit to Wilson Lake is closed until we get some colder weather. Use the trail 80 entry and exit on the south west end of Wilson Lake. There is a logging operation on trail 85.
All trails to the east and south of Phillips are in excellent condition. Be aware of wet areas in the system. Slow down and stay on the marked trail. Do not try to go off of the trails as the ground along the sides of most trails is not frozen. Reminder of the trail reroute on trail 161 along Musser Drive. All trails are groomed at least twice per week.
1/29/2020 Lugerville Chaser
Our trails are being groomed twice a week and are in good to excellent condition. A power company is still working on trail 90 there is Utility signs up so use caution
Cross-Country Ski, Snowshoe, Skijor & Fat Tire Bike Trail Report
Holy Cross Ski Trail:
Trail was groomed and tracked on Thursday, 1/30/20, and is in very nice shape. Trail is great for classic skiing and snowshoeing. Due to logging operations on the south end of the trail system, the Green Loop is open but will not be groomed for the remainder of the 2019/20 season. Snowshoer's, enjoy the trails but please stay off of the groomed ski track grooves.
Squaw Creek Ski Trail:
The trail was groomed and tracked on Wednesday 1/29/20. Trail is in very good shape for classic skiing and snowshoeing. Tail may not be firm enough for Fat Biking. Due to logging in the area the out and back trail between Hicks Landing Road and Solberg Lake Road is open but will not be groom for the remainder of the 2019/20 season. Snowshoer's and bikers, enjoy the trail but please stay off of the groomed ski track grooves.
Phillips School Forest Single Track Trails:
All single track trails were groomed on Monday night 1/27/20. Trails are firm and in great shape. Snowshoer's and bikers, please stay off of the ski trails except where the single track cross the ski trail.
School Forest Ski Trails:
The trail was groomed on Tuesday, 1/28/20, Due to the hard packed snow, tracks were not set and some ruts could not be removed. Trails are very hard packed and in poor condition. Please use caution, especially on the down hills. Next grooming is planned for Monday, 2/3/20 after the weekend warm weather. The ski trails are for skiing only. Snowshoer's and Fat Bikers please use the beautiful Single Track Trail system at the School Forest.
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ALL TRAILS LEAD TO & FROM THE Price County AREA!
The Price County Area proudly offers a wide variety of trail experiences that will captivate every ATV/UTV enthusiast! Ride over 500 miles of trails with THOUSANDS of miles of connecting trails!
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 50″ 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.