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Hawkins Corners, Lee Center, Stokes Corners, West Branch, Point Rock, Ava and into West Leyden.

 

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Trail Conditions Report

  • Please review “Trail Info and Map” on the side menu for information regarding trail changes. Please remember that trail conditions can rapidly change from the time a Trail Report has been posted, and that you ride at your own risk.
  • Safe trails are the responsibility of every rider, so if you see a hazard, please remove it. If you are unable to address it immediately, please notify the Trailbuster Club, by phone, email, text, or  , as soon as possible.

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  • Please Note: Please be aware of trail changes and stay on the trails. We are so grateful to our landowners who give us permission to have a trail on their land, so please RESPECT them. You are also reminded to yield the right of way to a groomer. When meeting a groomer in tight places, move off the trail as far as possible and stay there until the groomer and drag passes by you to avoid sliding down into the equipment. The groomer cannot move off the trail nor back up. When following a groomer, stay back 100 feet until you can safely pass or are given the signal by the operator to pass. Always dim your headlights when meeting or following a groomer as the high beams blind the driver.

Current Trail Report

Welcome to the 2016-17 trail report page.

Note: As a point of reference, the groomer barn is considered the mid-point of our trail system for north/south Trail Report descriptions. The groomer barn is located on Sly Hill, as shown on our online trail map.

  • Thursday/16 March 2017 – Trail C7/C4I from groomer barn to Point Rock was groomed tonight. Also groomed was Trail C7, C7P and C7D from groomer barn to Delta Lake State Park and up to Camroden Road.

  • Wednesday/15 March 2017 – Trails C7/C4/C4A from the groomer barn on Sly Hill to West Leyden was groomed tonight. Also, Trails C7/C4H and S73B from the groomer barn to Lee Center and The Beeches were groomed. Get out and enjoy, ride safe, ride between the stakes.

  • Monday/19 February 2017 – Trail C4/C4A from West Branch to West Leyden and back down to C4I to Point Rock and C4A/C4/C7 back to groomer barn was groomed tonight. Due to warm temperatures during day conditions deteriorate fast. With showers and warmer temperatures predicted for the next few days, grooming will be suspended until colder weather and snow returns.

  • Monday/20 February 2017 – Trail C7/C4A/C4 from groomer barn to West Leyden and back to West Branch was groomed this morning. Trail C4/C4A/C4I from West Branch to Point Rock will be groomed tonight. Enjoy and ride safe!

  • Friday/17 February 2017 – Trails C7/C4/C4A were groomed from groomer barn to West Leyden. Also Trail C4I from C4A to Point Rock was groomed. Trails C7/C7H from groomer barn to Lee Center, and C7 to S72B/The Beeches were groomed.

  • Thursday/16 Feb 2017 – Trails C7/C4/C4A/C4I from groomer barn to West Leyden and Point Rock were groomed tonight. Conditions are very good. Get out and enjoy it while its there. Ride safe!

  • Wednesday/15 Feb 2017 – Trail C7/C4/C4A from groomer barn to West Leyden groomed this evening. Trails good, repaired groomer ran great.

  • Tuesday/14 Feb 2017 – Today Trail C7/C4/C4I from groomer barn to Point Rock was groomed. I rode these trails and they were great. Lots of snow up there, enjoy. Noticed couple trail stakes were run down, including stop sign. Ride between the stakes!!

  • Monday/13 Feb 2017 – Trail C7/C4/C4A from groomer barn to West Leyden was groomed this evening. Operator reported trail is in nice shape. Also, failed to report earlier that Trail C7P to the Delta Lake State Park was also groomed on Monday morning. More snow is forecast for this area Wednesday night.

  • Monday/13 Feb 2017 – Trails C7/C7D from groomer barn to Camroden Road were groomed this morning.

  • Sunday/12 Feb 2017 – Trails from groomer barn C7/114 to Chestnut Street, S73B to Beeches and Snubbing Post, and C4H to Lee Center were groomed tonight.

  • Saturday/11 February 2017 – Tonight Trails C7/CC4/C4A from the groomer barn to West Leyden were groomed. More snow predicted for Sunday. One groomer still down, but replacement part located and should be be here by mid-week. Ride safe and enjoy!

  • Friday/10 Feb 2017 – The north trails were groomed today, groomer barn to Point Rock and West Leyden. We apologize for the rough trails that way this past week, but both of our groomers had major issues. We have one up and running, and the other is still being worked on. Our volunteers have been very busy this week searching for parts and dong the repairs. One of the machines broke down on the trail and three of our volunteers worked out in the cold rain for hours just to be able to limp it back to the groomer barn for repair. Hats off to these dedicated members!!

  • Monday/6 Feb 2017 – This afternoon groomer left the barn headed south to groom Trails C7/C7D and C7P to Delta Lake State Park and up to Camroden Road. Unfortunately, on the way back the groomer developed a mechanical breakdown and groomer was left on C7 trail. That leaves the club with two groomers down. The north trail was scheduled to be groomed tonight. Grooming will resume as soon as machines are back in service.

  • Saturday/4 Feb 2017 – Trail C7/C4/C4A from groomer barn to West Leyden was groomed last night. Not sure if Trail C4I to Point Rock was groomed also, as report from operator has not yet been received.

  • Friday/3 Feb 2017 – Trail C7/C4/C4A from groomer barn to West Leyden was groomed tonight. Lots of snow up there, but not holding together that well.
    Ride safe!

  • Thursday/2 Feb 2017 – Trail C7/C4/C4I from groomer barn to Point Rock was groomed. Trail C7/S73B from the groomer barn to the Beeches was also groomed.

  • Wednesday/1 Feb 2017 – Trail C7/C4/C4A from groomer barn to West Leyden and back was groomed tonight. Trail C7/C4H from groomer barn to Lee Center and back was groomed tonight also.

  • Tuesday/31 Jan 2017 – Trail C7/C4/C4A from groomer barn to West Leyden and back was groomed. Good conditions, a few water holes but passable. Trail C4A to Point Rock was also groomed and downed trees cleared. Trail C7 from groomer barn south to State Route 46/Snubbing Post area also groomed. Trail in that area is rideable but needs more snow for grooming. Ride safe!

  • Monday/30 Jan 2017 – Trail C7/C4H was groomed from groomer barn to Lee Center. Hoping to get more snowfall on our lower trails so we can continue grooming that area.

  • Sunday/29 Jan 2017 – Trail C7/C4/C4A from the groomer barn to West Leyden and back was groomed last night.

  • Monday/9 Jan 2017 – Trails C7/C4A were groomed from West Branch to West Leyden and back to the groomer barn. Trail reported to be in great shape. Trail from groomer barn to the Beeches and to the Snubbing Post was also groomed last night.

  • Saturday/7 Jan 2017 – Trails C7/C4A were groomed from groomer barn to West Leyden. Trails C7, C4H and S73B from the groomer barn to Lee Center and The Beeches were also groomed.

  • Thursday/5 Jan 2017 – Trails C7/C4A from groomer barn to West Leyden were groomed this evening. Trail C4I reroute from C4A along Tuffy Road will be opened on Friday/6 Jan. Groomer will push back banks and mark this reroute. Snowmobilers must use the shoulders and not use the center of the road. Use caution and ride responsibly. This is a temporary reroute which was difficult to obtain. Let us not lose this so obey signage. Trails C7/C7D and C7P from groomer barn to Camroden and Delta Lake State Park were also groomed today. Reports for all these trails indicate they are smooth and flat.

  • Wednesday/4 Jan 2017 – This evening Trail C7/C4/C4A was groomed from the groomer barn to West Leyden. Also, south trail (C7/C4H/) from groomer barn to Lee Center and Beeches was groomed. Trails are in decent shape. With the rain and then cold temperatures, watch out for icy spots.

  • Monday/2 Jan 2017 – Trail C7/C4A from groomer barn to West Leyden was groomed.

  • Sunday/1 Jan 2017 – South trail, groomer barn to Lee Center, The Beeches and Chestnut Street was groomed today. Further grooming of trails will depend on forecasted rain for Monday and Tuesday.

  • Saturday/31 Dec 2016 – This morning we are grooming the north trail from groomer barn to West Leyden.

  • Friday/30 Dec 2016 – South trail from groomer barn to Camroden and Delta Lake State Park was groomed. On the north trail to West Leyden, a crew was out repairing waterholes.

  • Wednesday/28 Dec 2016 – This evening trail was groomed from the groomer barn to Lee Center, The Beeches and Chestnut Street (C7/C4H/S72B). Groomer was headed north on C7 but had to return to groomer barn due to a mechanical problem.

  • Friday/23 Dec 2016 – Trail C7/C4A was groomed from groomer barn to West Leyden and back this morning. Reported lots of snow near West Leyden. Ride safe and Merry Christmas to all!

  • Wednesday/22 Dec 2016 – Trail C7/C4A from the groomer barn to West Leyden and back was groomed. Skimpy snow in some wooded areas.

  • Tuesday/20 Dec 2016 – We groomed from the groomer barn south to the Towpath (C7), along State Route 46 up to Camroden (C7D) and down to Delta Lake State Park (C7P). The portion of trail off of Pennystreet Road is now open. Although the corn lot has not yet been cut, landowner gave permission and showed groomer drivers where to put the trail through. Always respect our landowners and stay on the marked trails. Ride between the stakes only.

  • Monday/19 Dec 2016 –

    • We groomed trail C7/C4A from the groomer barn to West Leyden and back. Worked on filling water holes. Wet weather past weekend spoiled the good start of the season, so ride with care and caution.

    • We groomed the south trail, (C7/C4H/S72B/S73B) from groomer barn to Lee Center, The Beeches and Chestnut Street.

  • Friday Evening/16 Dec 2016 – Trails C7/C4H and S73B from the groomer barn to Lee Center and to the Beeches groomed. Trail C7/C4A from the groomer barn to West Leyden groomed. Lots of snow, some water holes filled in.

  • Thursday/15 Dec 2016 – Groomed yesterday from the groomer barn to Lee Center, to the Beeches and down to Chestnut Street and back. We are unable to groom C7D and C7P due to a standing corn field.Until the corn is cut, that portion of trail is closed and is signed as closed. Tomorrow, Friday, the trail from the groomer barn to West Leyden (C7/C4/C4A) will be groomed in the morning.

  • Monday/12 Dec 2016 –

    • Trailbusters is proud to announce that the 38 miles of Trailbuster Trails are officially open for the season. With the cooperation of our landowners, and the hard work of some very dedicated volunteers, we have made it possible to start what hopefully will be a long and safe snowmobile season. Please appreciate our landowners by showing respect for the privilege they are granting snowmobilers by sharing their property access.

    • Gates are all opened and, weather permitting, grooming operations are expected to begin later this week. Ride responsibly and with care all season, please be especially mindful in the low snow conditions that are present at the open of the season, as well as at various times during the season.

    • Please be aware that there are trail reroutes since you last rode the Trailbuster trails. Please ‘Stay on The Trail or Stay Home’, ‘Respect The Landowner’ and ‘Ride Right and Stay Between The Stakes’. Public relations to keep the trail system intact are every rider’s responsibility, so please silence any loud pipes.

    • The trail is currently closed between Pennystreet and Gulf Roads on Trail C7D due to the corn that has not been harvested yet north of Pennystreet Road. An update will be posted as soon as that section can be opened.

    • Trailbusters wish everyone a long, enjoyable and safe 2016-2017 snowmobile season.

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