Get the latest trail conditions with the Willmar Lakes Area trail report. Updated weekly so you can take advantage of the great trails in the area.
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Phone: Steve Lottman 320-235-7769 OR Mark Grindy 320-235-9625
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Generally the fall colors are past-peak. Most deciduous trees have retired their leaves for the year. There is some green left in some areas of the understory, but we are working on removing these areas because they are mostly invasive Buckthorn tree [ … Read More … ]
There are a few remaining red oaks and aspen with fall colors, generally the fall colors are past-peak. The bright yellow of Aspen trees provides a sharp contrast to the deep green of Cedar trees. Most Maple trees have retired their leaves for the ye [ … Read More … ]
Peak fall color came on suddenly, and Sibley's peak fall color show is starting to fade. The big bluestem and Indian grass are holding onto gold and maroon hues. The ash trees remain a striking bronze. The oaks are beginning to turn various shades of [ … Read More … ]
The prairies, filled with big bluestem and Indian grass, are at their prime and very gold and maroon. The ash trees remain a striking bronze. The woodland vines and maple trees are adding splashes of red, orange and yellow to the landscape. The red o [ … Read More … ]
Where to go
Hike the Mt. Tom Trail for fall colors of the Oak Savanna and other leaves. The Pond View Trail and Parker / Fremberg Trail offer views of the last of the wildflowers and grasses. Climb the Mt. Tom lookout to g [ … Read More … ]
Patches of fall color can be found throughout the park. Lovely shades of yellow and red are visible in some maples and other tree species. The prairies are tinged with gold and maroon grasses. Stop at the park's interpretive center for a map, then ma [ … Read More … ]
Trail construction is scheduled to be completed Sept. 23 after work to finish the trail shoulders, seeding, mulching and stripping the pavement is done. Please continue to obey the closure signs and avoid construction equipment.
The trail project [ … Read More … ]
Where to go
Hike along the Pond View Trail for views of wildflowers and grasses. Climb the Mt. Tom lookout to get a bird's eye view of tree tops and the surrounding landscape.
What you'll see
Flowers such as bro [ … Read More … ]
The Glacial Lakes State Trail is scheduled to be completed by September 9th. Paving of the trail from Willmar to Spicer has been completed. Please continue to obey the closure signs and avoid construction equipment. The trail project includes asphalt [ … Read More … ]
Final construction on the trail will continue over the next few weeks. Paving of the trail from Willmar to Spicer has been completed. Please continue to obey the closure signs and avoid construction equipment. The trail project includes asphalt trail [ … Read More … ]
Paving of the trail from Willmar to Spicer is scheduled to begin 7/31/2017 for a duration of approximately two weeks. Users on this section of the trail should expect to encounter construction equipment and freshly paved segments to be closed to all [ … Read More … ]
The asphalt on the trail from Willmar to Spicer was removed in preparation for the asphalt relay scheduled in July. Users on this section of the trail should expect to travel on a loose dirt trail.
The trail project includes asphalt trail [ … Read More … ]
DNR Press Release: May 22, 2017
A 6-mile section of the Glacial Lakes State Trail will be closed as contractors work on improvements, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Trail users will see intermittent closures until June [ … Read More … ]
Construction on the Glacial Lakes State Trail between Spicer and Willmar will begin with clearing and grub the week of May 22nd. Milling of the asphalt will commence in June for the full 6 miles leaving it earth exposed for grading, shoulder work [ … Read More … ]
What a beautiful spring we are having! It's a great time to get out on our trails and enjoy hiking, biking, in-line skating, mountain biking or horseback riding. The Horse trails are OPEN, but use caution, since the trails have not been maintained ye [ … Read More … ]
With the lack of snow in our area, the trails are open for hiking and for anyone wanting to enjoy the outdoors with this mild winter we are having.
All ski and snowmobile trails in the Willmar Lakes Area have been closed due to a lack of snow.
The trails are currently closed to snowmobilers. The current snow depth is less than three inches and with the forecasted warm weather for the weekend, we expect the snow to melt. However, it looks like a good weekend to go for a walk or bike ride on [ … Read More … ]
Sibley State Park has received NO fresh snow to cover the icy mess from previous rain events. The snow cover is frozen hard following rain and thawing events in January and many bare spots are exposed. Hiking is good in places but be watchful for icy [ … Read More … ]
With last week's rain and the recent 30 degree temperatures, snow has deteriorated and has become icy and crunchy along the ski trail. No new snow has fallen since then so there are many bare spots along the trail.
The trail is closed to snowmobiles as it is either icy or bare in spots. Local snow depth is less than four inches.
Sibley received rain on Friday, Jan. 20, followed by warm temps on Jan. 23 and 24. The snow has become crunchy and the trails are bare in places. The snow that was predicted for our area went south, so we had no snow this week. Please check back for [ … Read More … ]
The ski trails have been groomed and are in fair condition. The snowmobile trail is in fair condition with a 1-2 inch base. The local snow depth is 6-8 inches. Warm temps and rain is in the forecast for the weekend so conditions could deteriorate rap [ … Read More … ]
The snowmobile trail is in fair condition with a 1-2 inch base. The local snow depth is 6-8 inches. Warm temps and rain is in the forecast for the weekend so conditions could deteriorate rapidly.
It should be a good weekend to ride on the Glacial Lakes State Trail. The trail has been groomed and is in good condition with a two inch trail base. There are 22 miles groomed for snowmobiling. The local snow depth is 10-12 inches.
Sibley received several inches of new snow Tuesday and Wednesday along with high winds and drifting conditions. The added snow will enable staff to groom most ski trails by the weekend. Some ski trails have been packed and some have track set. Ski tr [ … Read More … ]
Both the skiing and snowmobiling trails are in poor condition as there isn't enough snow. Local snow depth is 3 inches.
The trail is not groomed for cross-country skiing as there isn't enough snow. The snowmobile trail is in fair condition.
Constant rain has eroded trail conditions, there are numerous bare spots on ski and snowmobile trails. Icy conditions exist on all shoveled, plowed and bare surfaces, extreme caution should be used. The upper one third of the sledding hill is bare. I [ … Read More … ]
All winter trails have been groomed, and are in fair condition. Classic ski trails have a track set, and it is still a shallow track with some exposed soil and vegetation. Overall fair, but use the old skis for now. Snowmobile trail is ready for use, [ … Read More … ]