Trail Conditions and Alerts: The Bigfork and Balsam Connection trail opens Sunday May 15th. Spring weather conditions require the use of common sense riding the trail. Please tread lightly! Our dedicated volunteers cleared that trail for everyone's enjoyment. When you see them out working on the trail this summer stop and let them know you appreciate their work.
Trail Conditions: With the late spring snowmelt and the recent rains things are pretty wet on the trail and surrounding terrain. Please tread lightly for the next couple of weeks to prevent damage to the trail. Volunteers have removed many downed trees to make the trail available. They will continue work as conditions improve, including grading and more brushing work.
NEW! Wilderness Wheelers Merchandise available now! We have partnered with Creek Bank Printing located in Bigfork MN to provide Wilderness Wheelers merchandise! Proceeds from these sales fund maintenance of existing trails and development of new trails. Check out our current merchandise collection here: https://www.creekbankprinting.com/product-category/wilderness-wheelers/
New Tractor: Our new tractor is on the job and was completely paid for by donors including: individuals, donation boxes, local businesses, charitable gambling proceeds, and a large, single grant from the Itasca County Trails Task Force.
Special notes: Wilderness Wheelers hopes to begin developing the Wilderness Trail later this summer. Because this is such a large project we are planning a two phase build of the trail occurring over a two year period. The tail will connect with the B&B trail and head west. Connections to the Timberwolf Inn, Marcell, Talmoon, and Riley's Junction will make this a popular trail. It will be a loop trail falling completely on the Chippewa National Forest. Please consider joining our club and/or donating time and funds to help support the development of this new trail system. The more support we get the faster this project can happen!
Reminder: While riding on township and county roads the law requires us to stay to the right hand side of the roadway while using these corridors and obey all other traffic regulations. On paved county roads please stay as far right as is safely possible. We also ask you to avoid ditch riding on this trail as we have to fix any damage caused by ATV use along our Bigfork to Balsam Trail corridor. Stay on the Trail!
Please check back regularly for current riding conditions throughout the riding season. Updated: 5/14/22