Northern Minnesota Snowmobile Trail Conditions


We are located about 35 miles northeast of Grand Rapids, centrally located amongst the trail system and we have direct access to the Herb Brandstrom Trail.

Gas Stations/Convenience Stores and restaurants are located throughout the trail systems.  We have snowmobile maps that we will give you and can also give you suggestions on which trails to ride and which places to stop at for gas and great food – all accessible by snowmobile!

Snowmobile Trail Conditions:  We get out and ride the trails as much as we can so we will update our website with trails conditions often.

Northern Minnesota Snowmobile Trail Conditions

1-13-2020 SNOWMOBILE TRAIL CONDITIONS:  Happy Monday!!  Here is the latest trail reports.  The groups that were here this past weekend had a great weekend and said that the trails were awesome – especially the run to Tower, up to Cook and then back to the resort.  Snow is the forecast AGAIN!! 🙂  1 – 3 inches of snow Monday night.  3 – 5 inches of more snow Wednesday AND there is a possibility of 6+ inches of more snow this Friday and Saturday.  We only have 3 cabins available for this weekend so call and book today!!!

Mid-week winter special:  stay 2 nights (Sunday thru Thursday stays) and get the 3rd night free!!!

SNOWMOBILE CLUBS: We have 5 cabins available to accommodate large groups.   

The Current Snow Depth: 22 – 24 inches

The following Trails are located north and northeast of Grand Rapids. Here’s a link to open up the snowmobile map.  Look for the red #20 in the top right-hand side of the map. That’s where we are located and the following is trail conditions for the trails around us. 

Herb Brandstrom, Scenic Park, Little Bear, Circle T, Circle L Trails:   

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(Swampsiders Snowmobile Club)     1-10-2020 Everything except one 8 mile stretch got groomed last night. Should be good riding. Trails are in GOOD CONDITION

Tim Corey, Circle L & Bear Lake Trail: 
(DNR)  The northern section of the Bear Lake trail as well as the Little Bear trail was groomed on 1/9/2020. The southwest section of the Bear Lake trail is still being packed down to freeze through the swampy areas so it is not yet being groomed.  The east side of the trail from McCarthy Beach up to the Cook Area Trails intersection was groomed on 1/2/2020. The west side and Circle T up to Hwy 1 were groomed on 1/10/2020.   Trail is in GOOD CONDITION.

Bigfork Lions, Wilderness Willie Trail, Effie Connection, Marcell, Circle T, & Cameron Trails:
(Marcell Snowdrifters)  1- 11-2020  Jerry Powell went out in -32° last night and groomed from Effie to the Cameron lake trail and the lions trail. He is going to do Effie to Hwy 6 later this morning. Tim Senger groomed from Marcell north to the Cameron and the Cameron trail. Everything should be in good shape for the weekend! Dress warm and ride safe!  Trails in FAIR to GOOD CONDITION

Taconite Trail:   
(DNR)  The Taconite trail from Grand Rapids to Highway 65 the trail was groomed on 1/9/2020. From Highway 65 to Highway 73 it was groomed on 1/9/2020. Logging is expected to begin just south of the Herb Brandstrom Trail intersection near Scenic 7. Signs will be put up. Please use caution and stay to the right. Trail is in GOOD CONDITION.

Bearskin Trail, Wolftrack Trail, Cook Access Trail:
(Cook Timberwolves Snowmobile Club)  1-13-20  This club has a tendency to not post trail conditions on their Facebook page.  That being said, our snowmobile groups this past weekend road these trails and they said the trails were is GREAT CONDITION

Day Brook, Nashwauk, Lud Mandich, Delbert Brandstrom & Lawron Trails: 
(Lawron Trail Riders)  1 – 9 – 2020   Grooming update- today we groomed the Lud Mandich trail over to the south of Nashwauk to the rail road grade near Pengilly.  Sunday we’ll get north of Nashwauk and the Day Brook trail.
The Lawron Trail has been partially groom since the powerline has some swamps to cross which aren’t frozen enough for the groom.  Ride safe!  Trails are in GOOD CONDITION

Keystone, Diamond Lake, Dirty Mike’s & Hornet Spur Trails:  
 (Itasca Snow Rangers) 

Greenway, Blackberry, Pelkey, Pengilly, Charter & Goodland Trails: 
 (Greenway Snowmobile Club)  1-8-2020  All our trails have been groomed this week! Get out and enjoy them! Trails are looking great!

Suomi & Clearwater Trail:  (38’ers Snowmobile Club)

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The Taconite State Trail extends 165 miles from Grand Rapids, Minnesota to Ely, Minnesota and intersects the Arrowhead State Trail west of Lake Vermilion. On the Grand Rapids end, the trail is paved for the first 6 miles for in-line skating and biking. The rest of the trail is natural surface used primarily in the winter months for snowmobiling.

RIDE COMMAND:  Know where you are going!

A Mobile app to track your ride. This app is a must have!!!  It shows the trails, where you are on the trails, points of interest, and much more.  Our best feature is the ability to post trail conditions!!

If you don’t have a snowmobile of your own and would like to rent, contact Rapids Rental in Grand Rapids. You can either pick up a rental sled there – or ask them to deliver it right to the resort! Call 800-542-0036 for more information on renting.


Don’t forget that Snowmobile Safety Certification is required by law for residents born after December 31, 1976.  Click HERE for more information.