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Trail Report – : Eagle River, Wisconsin – January 18, 2019

Reporter:Holly t
Trail Conditions: Early Season
Snow Cover: Hard base & snow covered - Plenty of Lake Effect yesterday in the afternoon
Date of Report: January 18, 2019
Area Report:

Still Early Season Riding Trails Good to Fair

January 18, 2019 6:38am – 5 below – High of 10

Another day of cold.  This will continues through Monday.  Single digits or teens during the day.  Below zero or single digits at night.  Groomers out last on trails east, north & south. Some grooming. More panning.  Met the groomer on 10E last night about 8:45pm when returning from a Club meeting.

Lake Effect SNOW off & on all day yesterday.  Snowed most of the late afternoon out east & northeast.  Takes a lot of Lake Effect to amount to any totals.  Out east about 1- 1 1/2 inches.  Northeast much more.  In town looked to be less than an inch.  Never know about the Lake Effect start DOIN’ THE SNOW DANCE to bring that SNOW down from over Lake Superior.

All in all the trails need more SNOW.  Best riding is heading east, northeast, north, far northwest, south & southeast.  All are SNOW covered. From Eagle River 10E is very snirty & rough from Loon Lake Rd through the woods to Bloom Rd.  It improves in the 1 way section at the Sports Arena all the way out to Phelps & Three Lakes trail connects.  That is both ways. Out & back.

Heading south 3/13S aka “the grade” it good until the sections where you come out onto Bloom Rd. Icy, snirty & rough areas.  No word or report on the trails into Three Lakes.

Heading north with all the traffic 3/13N aka “the grade” is SNOW covered but the section after you cross Adams Rd is rough.  Needs more SNOW to fix that.  West on 10/13 aka Wisconsin River Bridge there are good & rough areas.  Icy at the bridge. 17N has is a mixed bags of riding.  Same with 1 that heads to Eagle Lake from the north.

The trails heading west are thin.  That starts at the Town of Lincoln Town Hall to close to the Eagle River Inn.  When you cross over to the north side of the road to cross the Rec Bridge.  Improves there.  Heading south on 7/17S it’s pretty good to the turn onto 7 aka the Paint Ball Field. In the woods on 7S good. Heading south on 17S was very mushy.  Cold last night should have changed that.  Heading west on 70 thin until after you cross Hwy 70W neat Zeman Rd.  Snow covered on the south side of the road.  Thins out when you cross over to the north side of the road.  The high hill on the north side across from the Wisconsin river is icy & snirty.

Going to see snirt at the road crossings. Plenty of sanding was done on the roads. Same for many road trails.  It is icy underneath everywhere so slow down.

Sno-Eagles Country has 2 areas that have one-way trails.  10E is a one-way trail from the ERRA Sports Arena all the way out to Nicolet Mini Mart.  The other is the 13’s up near Buckatabon Bridge & Bauer’s Dam area.  Clearly marked with DO NOT ENTER signs.  Plus trail signs are backwards if you are going the wrong way.

EAGLE LAKE TRAIL & CATFISH LAKE TRAIL ARE MARKED & OPEN. Stay by the reflective orange barrels.  Do not drift away from the barrels as it is not safe to do so.  Remember not all lakes have trails so if you don’t see marker do not ride on it to be safe.  These are the only 2 lakes that are marked in Sno-Eagles Country.  No other lake trails. 

Also there is a dusk to dawn speed limit of 55 MPH.


See ya on the trails tonight! 

Holly Tomlanovich
Sno-Eagles, Inc.
Phone Trail Updates 715.479.5185
Sno-Eagles Snowmobile Club


News and Reports:
  • Wednesday & Thursday – Trail Rides – Meet at the Historic Railroad Depot on “the grade” Trail 13/3 at 9am.  Contact Club Pres., Howard Wolf 262.442.4876 
  • Friday-Sunday, January 25-27 – Women On Snow!
  • Saturday, January 26 – SNO (Saturday Night Out) – White Stag(7141 Hwy 17 N, Sugar Camp, WI) – 5:30pm Social time – 6:00pm Dinner

Snowmobile Information:

Handy Snowmobile Links

Wisconsin Snowmobile Registration
Discount Trail Pass for Snowmobile Club Members – $10
Standard Wisconsin Trail Pass – $30
Out of State Trail Pass – $50
Vilas County Map It Trail App