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.
E-Z Riders Snow Club
Phone: Steve Lottman 320-235-7769 OR Mark Grindy 320-235-9625
West Central Snow Drifters
The big bluestem and Indian grasses are in full color. The asters are adding a splash of color to the landscape. The Pond View Trail is a favorite for taking in both the prairie and woodland colors. Hike the Mount Tom Trail then climb to the Mount [ … Read More … ]
Have you had a chance to get out onto one of our trails yet? The trails around Robbins Island are perfect for families and those wanting a variety of scenery. The Eagle Lake trail also provides for a great view and a relaxing bike ride. And the Glaci [ … Read More … ]
It’s a great time to get out on our trails and enjoy hiking, biking, in-line skating, mountain biking or horseback riding. As everything starts to turn green and the flowers start to show their colors, the view on the trails becomes spectacular!
All cross-country ski and snowmobile trails have been closed due to a lack of snow.
The ski and snowmobile trails are closed as local snow depth ranges from 1 to 2 inches with warmer weather on the way this weekend.
The snowmobile trails are in poor condition due to only having a snow depth of 2-6".
Ski trails are ungroomed and remain in poor condition. Since the snow events of late February, we had a warming trend last week and snow melted. While we did have a snow event yesterday, the ski trails are ungroomed, due to not enough snow. Snow that [ … Read More … ]
The snowmobiling conditions along the Glacial Lakes State Trail are fair and have been groomed. There is a one inch base and the local snow depth is 5-9 inches. This week's warm weather may melt more of the snow so get out on the trails while you sti [ … Read More … ]
Ski trails are in good to fair condition. Recent snow has provided enough snow to groom a majority of the ski trails. The Mt Tom road has a four inch base on the skate ski portion and a little less where track was set. Other trails have been packed a [ … Read More … ]
We've got snow!!! The trails are all packed and skiable but we don't have quite enough snow to set tracks for classical technique. The Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center Trailhead will be open for ski rentals this weekend-Saturday 9am-5pm an [ … Read More … ]
Still not enough snow in our area for snowshoeing, cross country skiing or snowmobiling. So let's get that bicycle out and enjoy the trails like it's springtime!
The Sibley State Park ski and snowmobile trails have been closed due to a lack of snow.
Unfortunately, when the rest of the state received the large amounts of snow this past weekend, we didn't get anything. We currently have no snow in our area. Great for walking, biking, and hiking, but not so much for the much anticipated winter s [ … Read More … ]
Unfortunately, the nice, warm weather we've been having has melted all our snow. The Glacial Lakes State Trail is a great ride if you want to get your bike out on these warm days!
There is only one inch of snow on the ground so the trails have not been groomed yet.
The Willmar Lakes Area has not received any measureable amount of snow. Therefore, all ski and snowmobile trails remain closed due to a lack of snow.
All ski and snowmobile trails remain closed due to a lack of snow.
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 … ]