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Itasca County Trail Conditions


Snowmobiling Trail Report

The Itasca County Snowmobile Trails open on or around December 1, 2018 based on snow and ice conditions. When there is enough snow to report, we will start posting snowmobile trail conditions.

12-3-18 The Itasca County Snowmobile trails have opened, but due to lack of snow and bogs not being completely frozen yet caution is to be used while on the trails. Only a couple of inches are on the ground right now.

Additional Trail Information can be found on the following Facebook Snowmobile Club Pages:

Swampsiders Snowmobile Club Facebook Page

Marcell Snowdrifters Facebook Page

Haypoint Jackpine Snowmobile Club Facebook Page

Lawron Trail Riders Snowmobile Club – Minnesota Facebook Page

Driftskipper Facebook Page

Greenway Snowmobile Club Facebook Page

Taconite Snowmobile Trail

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

Snowmobiling Information

Skiing Trail Reports – For specific individual ski trails report, please visit:

12-3-18 Northern Lights Nordic Ski Report – Natural snow has been packed and is skiable on Suomi and Amen, but recommended ONLY for intermediate and advanced skiers using rock skis. Mt Itasca public trails have natural snow packed and are wide and gentle so are very skiable. In addition, 1 k of biathlon course is groomed and tracked with man-made snow using good skis. Alpine hill main run is groomed with man-made snow, too! Lots of good skiing and snowboarding! Tubing park open this coming weekend.

12-3-18  Sugar Hills Trail Report: Hoarfrost last few days just beautiful! Heading out to snowshoe. Ton already left to classic. I noticed at least a few skate tracks on the ski trail yesterday.

Updated trail conditions will be posted on and

For More information about Mount Itasca contact them at (218) 326-1313 or follow them on Facebook

A ski pass is required on Mt Itasca trails and the Great MN Ski Pass is required on all Itasca County Ski Trails.  Membership information to the Northern Lights Nordic Ski Club is available by calling 218-326-1313 or email: 

Skiing Information


Additional Trail Condition Resources:

From ride planning to managing your vehicles, we provide you with the tools to plan your next adventure!

From ride planning to managing your vehicles, we provide you with the tools to plan your next adventure!


ATV Trail Reports

Spring, Summer and Fall is a great time to be in the woods on the forest trails. You can ride ATV in the City of Grand Rapids and Itasca County area has opened up all county roads except the road into Scenic State Park. This makes it convenient to connect to the grant and aid wooded trails and state trail systems. The city of Grand Rapids has also opened their roads (except the central downtown business district) to ride to access lodging, restaurants, retail and bars/grills. As the trails open this season, we will keep you up to date below:

Safety training is recommended for everyone who operates an OHV. It is required for ATV riders born after July 1, 1987, and OHM riders under the age of 16. Click HERE for more information.


Itasca County ATV Trail OPEN/CLOSE Dates:

Alborn/Pengilly- OPENS: April 1st, CLOSES November 30th

Alvwood/Squaw Lake- OPENS May 2nd, CLOSES March 15th

Bigfork/Balsam- OPENS May 15th-30th, CLOSES November 1st

Little Moose-OPENS May 15th, CLOSES November 1st

Balsam-OPENS May 15th, CLOSES November 1st

Northwoods/Goodland-OPENS May 15th, CLOSES November 1st

Northwoods/UPM/Blandin – OPENS May 15th, CLOSES November 1st

Thistledew – OPENS April 1st, CLOSES November 30th

SOO Line – OPENS April 1st, CLOSES November 1st

Click HERE for Minnesota DNR ATV/OHV trail dates.