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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

  • Click here to go immediately to our Trail Reports, below our Trail Map. Refresh this page using Ctrl-F5 to be sure you're looking at the current map, which was posted in January, 2019. Click anywhere on the map to view it in higher resolution (and use Ctrl-F5 again on the hi-res map).
  • 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.
  • 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 Reports:

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/11 March 2021 – Unfortunately it's just too warm, so we are closing all our trails effective immediately, hopefully not for the entire season. We will hold out hope that next week we might get cold and snow again, but the forecast right now doesn't look good.

  • Monday/8 March 2021 – We will be closing our Southern trail as of midnight tonight from Penn Mountain Junction south. With the warm temperatures coming this week in the mid 50s the Northern trail will likely follow soon as well, but we are going to wait and see. Hope for another storm next week if possible!

  • Sunday/7 March 2021 – Trail C7/C4/C4A from West Branch to West Leyden and back to West Branch was groomed last night. Be careful of ice on the trails. Be extra careful at the bottom of the hill out of West Branch at the River Road crossing. Warm weather this coming week may be the end of our riding season.

  • Saturday/6 March 2021 – Trails C7/C4/C4A/C4I from West Branch to West Leyden and Point Rock and back to West Branch were groomed last night. Report trails are flat. Enjoy while it lasts as warm weather with some showers are predicted for next week. Ride safe, ride right, stay on the trail and slow down!

  • Friday/5 March 2021 – Trail C7/C4/C4A From groomer barn to West Leyden and back to West Branch was groomed last night. Plan is to groom that trail again tonight as well as Trail C4I to Point Rock and back to West Branch. Ride safe, watch out for ice.

  • Wednesday/3 March 2021 – Trail C7/C4I from groomer barn to Point Rock was groomed last night. Trail C7/C7D from groomer barn to Camroden was also groomed. Look out for icy conditions on south trail. Grooming there will be halted until conditions improve.

  • Tuesday/2 March 2021 – Trail C7/C4/C4A from groomer barn to West Leyden was groomed last night. There were some blow downs but groomer was able to clear the trail of them. South trails were not groomed as it was determined there wasn’t enough snow coverage to work with.

  • Saturday/27 Feb 2021 – Both groomers groomed north last night. That included C7/C4/C4A/C4I from groomer barn to West Leyden and Point Rock. Weather presently isn’t looking good with warm temperature and light rain. No grooming is scheduled for tonight. Enjoy what’s out there while it lasts!

  • Friday/26 Feb 2021 – Trails C7/C4H/C7D/C7P/S72B from groomer barn to Lee Center, Sleepy Hollow Golf Course, Chestnut Street, Camroden and Delta Lake State Park were all groomed last night. Trail C7/C4A from groomer barn to West Branch area (above River Road was groomed yesterday during the day. Temperature was too warm for grooming so groomer headed back to barn. Couple of waterholes appearing on the south trail north of Gulf Road and Townline Road.

  • Thursday/25 Feb 2021 – Due to warm temperature, there was no grooming last night.

  • Wednesday/24 Feb 2021 – Trail from groomer barn to Lee Center, to Beeches and Camroden was groomed yesterday. Warm conditions, soft snow not perfect for grooming. Predicting rain for this afternoon.

  • Tuesday/23 Feb 2021 – Trail C7/C4/C4A from groomer barn to West Leyden was groomed yesterday during the day. Trail C7/C4H from groomer barn to Lee Center and to Hawkins Corners/Route 26 was groomed last night.

  • Monday/22 Feb 2021 – Trail C7/C4I from groomer barn to Point Rock was groomed yesterday afternoon. More snow falling this morning, enjoy!

  • Sunday/21 Feb 2021 – Trail C7/C4/C4A from groomer barn to West Leyden was groomed last night. Lots of traffic out there this weekend. Trails get rough fast, get out there early. Ride safe, stay on the trail.

  • Saturday/20 Feb 2021 – Trail C7/C7D and C7P from groomer barn to Camroden Road and Delta Lake State Park was groomed last night. Trail C7/C4/C4A from groomer barn to West Leyden was groomed yesterday during the day. Our disabled groomer is still down, welding complete, but awaiting cylinder repair.

  • Friday/19 Feb 2021 – Trail C7/C4H from groomer barn to Lee Center (Thomas Street Road) to Sleepy Hollow Golf Course and The Back 9 (Route 26) was groomed last night. Our other groomer is being worked on this morning. Not sure when it will be back in service.

  • Thursday/18 Feb 2021 – Trail C7/C7D/C7P to the Beeches/Camroden/Delta Lake State Park was groomed last night. Also trail C7/C4I from groomer barn to Point Rock was also groomed last night. Fortunately, our south groomer is back in service but last night a problem has occurred with our north groomer. When it rains it pours! Right now we’re not sure how long before this one is back out on the trail.

  • Wednesday/17 Feb 2021 – Trail C7/C4/C4A from groomer barn to West Leyden was groomed last night. Area received several inches of snow, its cold, trails should hold up nicely. We’re hoping our south groomer may be back in service later today.

  • Tuesday/16 Feb 2021 – Trail C7/C4H from groomer barn to Lee Center (large bridge) and the Beeches was groomed last night. Our other groomer is still down for repairs.

  • Sunday/14 Feb 2021 – Trail C7/C4/C4A from groomer barn to West Leyden was groomed last night. Ride safe, Happy Valentine’s Day!

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  • Saturday/13 Feb 2021 – Trail C7/C4/C4A from groomer barn to West Leyden was groomed last night.

  • Friday/12 Feb 2021 – Trail C7/C7D from groomer barn to Lee Center (large bridge) was groomed yesterday afternoon. Trail C7/C7D from groomer barn to Rome (Chestnut Street) and Camroden was groomed last night. Our other groomer is still down, needed welding should be completed on Saturday. Hope to have it back in service next week. Dress warm, ride right and between the stakes, and enjoy the ride.

  • Thursday/11 Feb 2021 – Trail C7/C4/C4I from groomer barn to Point Rock and back was groomed last night. South trail groomer is still down for repairs.

  • Wednesday/10 Feb 2021 – Trail C7/C4H from groomer barn to Lee Center (bridge) to Beeches area (Potter Road) was groomed last night. Trail C7/C4/C4A to West Leyden was groomed Monday night/8 Feb.

  • Sunday/7 Feb 2021 – Trail C7/C4/C4A from groomer barn to West Leyden was groomed last night (Saturday, 6 Feb).

  • Saturday/6 Feb 2021 – Trail C7/C4/C4A from groomer barn to West Leyden was groomed last night. Groomer that grooms south trails had a breakdown, part has been received, and machine will be worked on this weekend and put back in service. Expect a lot of traffic this weekend. Ride safely, ride between the stakes, slow down and enjoy the scenery!

  • Friday/5 Feb 2021 – Trail C7/C4H from groomer barn to Lee Center (bridge), to S73B (Beeches) and Chestnut Street were groomed last night.

  • Thursday/4 Feb 2021 – Trail C7/C4/C4I from groomer barn to Point Rock and back was groomed last night.

  • Wednesday/3 Feb 2021 – Trail C7/C4H from groomer barn to Lee Center bridge and to Beeches area was groomed last night. Our groomer that does the south trails is still under repair so we used the north trails groomer last night. Since this groomer is too wide to cross the long bridge toward Lee Center, from the bridge to Lee Center could not be groomed.

  • Tuesday/2 Feb 2021 – Trails C7/C4/C4A from groomer barn to West Leyden and back were groomed last night. Our other groomer that is used on the south trails is back in groomer barn for repairs.

  • Sunday/31 Jan 2021 – Trail C7/C4/C4A from groomer barn to West Leyden was groomed last night (Saturday). Report is these trails are in good shape. The groomer we use to groom the trails south of the groomer has experienced a serious breakdown. Until such time that we can get the groomer back to the barn and do repairs, we don’t anticipate much grooming of this section of the trail system.

  • Saturday/30 Jan 2021 – Trail C7/C4/C4A was groomed last night from groomer barn to West Leyden and back. The groomer is out now (Saturday morning) on the south trail, C7/CC7D and C7P, groomer barn to Chestnut Street, Delta State Park and Camroden. Understand a hydraulic problem occurred on the drag and is being checked out now.

  • Friday/29 Jan 2021 – Trail C4/C4I/C7 from West Branch to Point Rock and down to groomer barn was groomed last night. This morning groomer went to Lee Center and Sleepy Hollow Golf Course (C7//C4H). Very cold today, dress properly.

  • Wednesday/28 Jan 2021 – Trail C4/C4A from West Branch to West Leyden and backdown to C7/Whaley Road and back to West Branch was groomed last Night (Tuesday).

  • Tuesday/26 Jan 2021 – Trail C4/C4A/C4I from West Branch to Point Rock was groomed last night. Still need more snow. Hopefully, today’s forecast will give us some. Ride safely, ride right, and stay BETWEEN the stakes. We see too many areas where sleds are going off trail. Stakes mark the space we are allowed for our trails. Anything beyond that is cause for landowner to shut down the trail. Also, we have already received a complaint about litter on the trail. If you bring it in, take it home with you!! We need to comply with these rules or we will lose our trails.

  • Sunday/24 Jan 21 – Trail C4/C4A from West Branch to West Leyden was groomed Saturday night. Traffic was very heavy so trails got very rough. Over 100 sleds participated in the John Schoff Memorial Ride. Snow is still thin in spots so groomers are doing the best they can. Watch out for icy spots. Ride safely and enjoy the beautiful scenery out there with the snow laden trees. Truly a winter wonderland.

  • Wednesday/20 Jan 2021 – Trail C7/C4/C4A from groomer barn to West Leyden and back to West Branch was groomed. Due to thin snow south of West Branch, the groomer was left in West Branch. Trail C7/C4H from groomer barn to Lee Center and State Route 46 was checked out with the other groomer. Snow is still thin in places in these areas. Ride with caution.

    Scheduled for future grooming:
        – West Branch to Point Rock (CC4/C4A/C4I) Thursday night, 21 Jan.
        – to West Leyden (C7/C4/C4A) Friday night, 22 Jan and again Saturday night, 23 Jan.

  • Monday/18 Jan 2021 – Unfortunately, the trails south of Stewart's (Turin Rd. at Stoke-Westernville Rd.) must close again. Trails north of Stewart's are being groomed. Please be aware of the possibility of hazards that have not been cleared. If you see a hazardous condition, please clear it if you can, or report it as outlined in the third bullet at the top of this page. Ride with care.

  • Sunday/17 Jan 2021 – Winter has arrived, and trails are open. Trail C7/C4/C4A from groomer barn to West Leyden was groomed. Also Trail C4I to Point Rock was groomed.

  • Sunday/7 Dec 2020 – Although the projected date for opening has arrived, the snow has not, so the trails remain closed. Please stay off the trails until they have been opened.

Last Year's Trail Reports:

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