Trail Reports

Status: Open
Condition: Good

Trail Report for January 22 2020

Wood City Riders Trail Report – January 22, 2020

Cloquet Minnesota

 

The WCR System is now 100% open and 100% groomed.  Thank you to our Operations Team for their hard work to get the groomers through the swamps.

 

Lumberjack Trail, RJ Brookston Connector and Saginaw/Grand Lake Spur:

 These trail segments are all groomed for the week of 1/20 and are in excellent shape 

Iverson Trail:

The Iverson is now fully groomed and is in good shape.  Ride with caution in the swampy areas for a couple weeks until we can get a few more groomer passes through the whole trail.

Big Lake Trail East:

The BL East trail is groomed.  Ride with caution in the swampy areas for a couple weeks until we can get a few more groomer passes through the whole trail.

Big Lake Trail West:

BL West has been packed and groomed and is in good shape.  Use caution crossing Big Lake

Scanlon/City of Cloquet Trail:

Trail has been fully groomed.  The sections east of Hwy 33 have a lot of wet areas.  Ride with caution and watch for wet spots.

 

All water crossings on the system including Big Lake and the St Louis River @ Hwy 2 are not checked or staked by the club.  We are hearing that sleds are using both crossings but we urge extreme caution for anyone doing so.  Please stay on the packed tracks, watch for hazards and maintain a safe speed!

 

Ride Right, Ride Safe, Ride Sober!

Wood City Riders



Status: Open
Condition: Good

Trail Grooming Report January 14 2020

Wood City Riders Trail Report – January 14, 2020

Cloquet Minnesota

 

The WCR System is now fully open and 75% of it is groomed with a 90% groomed target next week.

 

Lumberjack Trail, RJ Brookston Connector and Saginaw/Grand Lake Spur:

 These trail segments are all groomed the week of 1/12 and are in excellent condition. 

Iverson Trail:

The Iverson is now fully groomed except for a ¼ mile section of swamp near Overlie Rd.  The club groomers still cannot cross this swamp, so the section connecting to the Munger is being groomed from the south.  This short ungroomed section is open for sled traffic but please exercise caution until we get this trail fully groomed, there are some large dips & holes that aren’t totally filled with snow yet.

Big Lake Trail East:

The BL East trail is packed and open for sled traffic.  The section from the Forestry Center to Big Lake is not groomed yet – we hope to go in next week after the cold.  It was too soft last week.

Big Lake Trail West:

BL West was packed and groomed last week, and will be groomed again this week.  Please use caution until we get a few trips with the groomer to knock down ridges and fill in the low spots.  This now opens the WCR system to the Cromwell system.

Scanlon/City of Cloquet Trail:

Trail has been groomed from the Clubhouse to Hwy 33 crossing.  The remaining section past 33 to Scanlon has been packed by sleds, but remains ungroomed due to running water.  Sleds are reporting it as passable to Scanlon.

 

All water crossings on the system including Big Lake and the St Louis River @ Hwy 2 are not checked or staked by the club.  We are hearing that sleds are using both crossings but we urge extreme caution for anyone doing so.  Please stay on the packed tracks, watch for hazards and maintain a safe speed!

 

Ride Right, Ride Safe, Ride Sober!

Wood City Riders



Status: Partially Open
Condition: Good

Trail Grooming Report January 8 2020

Wood City Riders Trail Report – January 8, 2020

Cloquet Minnesota

 

 

Updated Trail Conditions are as follows-

Lumberjack Trail, RJ Brookston Connector and Saginaw/Grand Lake Spur:

 These trail segments are all groomed the week of 1/6 and are in excellent condition. 

Iverson Trail:

Has been groomed from Cloquet to Overlie Rd.  Groomers have been turning around there due to unfrozen swamps. It has not been groomed past this point to the Munger Trail.  Sleds are using the trail segment from Overlie to the Munger Trail and report passable conditions for this short stretch.

Big Lake Trail East:

The BL East trail has been packed and will be groomed for the first time this week.  Please use caution on this segment until fully certified open. 

Big Lake Trail West:

BL West has not been cleared, inspected or packed.  The banks along Moorhead Rd and Hwy 210 are quite high.  There has been some unofficial sled traffic on this stretch.  We plan to send packing, brushing & bank clearing equipment next week.  Sleds have been riding the shoulder of Moorhead Rd and Hwy 210 to access the Cromwell Trail System.

Scanlon/City of Cloquet Trail:

Trail has been groomed from the Clubhouse to Hwy 33 crossing.  The remaining section to Scanlon has been packed by sleds, but remains ungroomed due to running water.  Sleds are reporting it as passable to Scanlon.

 

All water crossings on the system including Big Lake and the St Louis River @ Hwy 2 are considered unsafe and should be avoided until cold weather improves ice conditions.   Riders heading towards Brookston are encouraged use the Hwy 2 bridge over the river until cold weather can firm the river ice up again.  Sleds have packed trail up to the highway.  Big Lake crossing is reported as very slushy.  Stay on the packed tracks and watch for hazards.  WCR does not stake a trail across the lake.

 

Ride Right, Ride Safe, Ride Sober!

Wood City Riders