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Trail Report – : Eagle River, Wisconsin – January 13, 2019

Reporter:Holly t
Trail Conditions: Early Season
Snow Cover: Ice base - Snow covered in most place - Snirt in places
Date of Report: January 13, 2019
Area Report:

Still Early Season Riding with FAIR to GOOD

January 13, 2019 6:30am – 4 degrees – High of 27 

Heavy traffic this weekend with very large groups.  Trails are more FAIR than GOOD.  

Grooming last.

Heavy traffic areas like in town are still snow covered but need new snow. The grade heading into town & heading south toward Three Lakes is good. Not sure as you ride further down.  10E after you come off the grade & head east is pretty snirty in a lot of spots until to get to Bloom Rd to the roads that take you to the one-ways near the Sports Arena.  Same heading west on 70/7 the beginning section where you cross the road near the Lincoln Town Hall until you get out a bit. Trail 17N from the Hwy 45 crossing toward Trail 1 is snirty at the beginning.  As you get in further it is much better.  Lots of woods & the SNOW didn’t get in there so it fatigues out quicker.  Road crossings are snirty from road sand & where there are icy inclines.

Manski Swamp (Trail 3) north of town & Wisconsin River Bridge area (10/13) are icy but no slush.

Yesterday morning there was a little bit of snow. Temps are jumping up Monday & Tuesday which could mean some SNOW.  START DANCIN’.  Next forecast snow is Thursday. 

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.  So heading out east you are on the south side of the road.  Heading back into town heading west you are on the north side of the road.  The other is the 13’s up near Buckatabon Bridge & Bauer’s Dam area.  Clearly marked with DO NOT ENTER signs.  This can be dangerous.

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! 

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
  • Thursday, January 17 – Sno-Eagles General Member meeting – ER VFW – 6:15pm appetizers with meeting at 7pm
  • 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