Land trails are in generally good condition. Active logging is happening in a couple areas - please always be alert and respectful around the logging trucks and equipment!
Orr area: The Landing Spur north to the Orr South spur will get its initial groom before this coming weekend. Other trails are groomed.
Crane Lake/Buyck area: As previously reported there is active logging on the Crane Lake to Arrowhead link near Marion Lake Rd. All trails are open and groomed, except in the sections where ice conditions are still challenging for the groomers.
Kabetogama/Ash River area: All trails are groomed, including the Ray Spur. Be alert for active logging that continues near the Peterson Bay Trail and the north end of the Tone Dawg Trail.
International Falls area: Trails are open and mostly groomed (except those same areas near beaver ponds and water, that are open but not yet ready for heavy grooming equipment). Volunteers recently helped pack down the trail from Black River Road at Loman to the Northern Connection Trail; some cold weather will be needed to get that area groomed.
In Voyageurs National Park: The Rainy Lake/Black Bay to Kabetogama Lake to Ash River (Green Trail) is staked & groomed, and the Ash River to Kettle Falls (Yellow Trail) is now open but not groomed. Portages are groomed and generally nice, but the lakes remain rough. Park staff are regularly checking ice quality and thickness so they can stake and groom more as soon as it's safe to do so.
The DNR reports that almost the entire Arrowhead is groomed and in fair condition and that conditions have improved quite a bit over the past week. There are still a few thin ice patches and rough spots, though. Continue to monitor websites and posts for the latest conditions.
Overall, the trails are beautiful and riding conditions are good. Get up here and ride in Voyageur Country! Trail maps are available at our sponsoring area businesses. We look forward to seeing you!
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