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Safety and Maps
First off get a Trail Guide and Map and Trial Passes at the Fox Creek Rexall and Urban Style Salon! (70$/Year until Dec 31, and 80$ after 2017) The Northland Sno-Goers region cover more than 200 km of trail in total! I have tried to include simple to follow instructions but without a map you will find it difficult. Cell phones do not have reception in all area’s so it is recommended to carry basic survival equipment including something to make a fire with and warm winter gear. A spot locator or other satellite communication device can be helpful. Trail conditions can change due to weather or natural events so please use care!
The trail is has many up to date directional sign posts and safety signs. Please pay attention to signs while riding. Ride Safe! Oh and Help your Fellow Rider! Riders are asked to get there yearly trail permits from the Northland Sno-Goers and will get a map with their trail permit. (For Rally’s Registration is Requested!)
1. Arena or the Community Hall Parking Lot. (USE Caution the Town of Fox Creek is building a new Rec complex this winter in this area use Caution!) There has been changes due to ongoing construction. From the parking lots cross behind the ball diamond south of the community hall. A small narrow trail will lead to you where you cross the road. Travel along in front of the businesses of STH and Profoxs. Just across the road from the corner Profoxx sits on is the entrance to the trail system. (1st Street trail entrance.) The first mile or so is a bit rough this year due to low snow so go slow until your reach the major trail. Use extreme caution crossing the north road as it is becoming increasingly busy. A new access is being developed from the town area stay tuned watch for new information!
2. North Road Access – The Iosegun lake Road that passes through town, past the Trilogy Energy office and out of town toward the lake may be one of the best way’s this season to enter the trail system. Approximately 500 m (from Trilogy) on the east site of the road you will find the entrance to the trails, just up another 300 m you well see a larger second entrance to the system.
2. Hotels. There are several new and economy hotels in Fox Creek. The trick here is BOOK EARLY! Unload at the hotels and travel through town to the trail entrance on the north end of 1st street at the 2nd Ave intersection. Skidoo’s are allowed to travel on roads in town as long as traffic laws are followed (use hand signals), low speeds are maintained and you ensure you are traveling directly from your destination to the trail head. Once on the trail head turn right. The ditch connecting the hotel road to the trail head has had recent excavation so use care. If possible it is probably best to use the edge of the north road until you reach the trail heads.
Trail System and Trail Heads
Once on the trail paralleling 2nd Ave follow until you cross the Iosegun lake road on the east side of town. After crossing the road follow you have two choices.
CAUTION – There is some tree clearing and burning taking place on the edge of town, watch for heavy Equipment.
1. Main Trail -Follow the Iosegun Lake road about a quarter mile on the right side of the road where the main trail entrance can be seen. Skinny at first where it crosses a creek and a road way this trail breaks out into a wide well groomed trail that anybody can follow. This is the best for novices and it acts as the “main trail” in the trail system. It is straight and clear. Along this trail you will come upon the entrance to the Iosegun trail, Raspberry loop, Heavy Sound Loop, Trapper Way Trail, Beaver Dam Rest stop ad pit and further along the Eagle Cabin. Beyond the Cabin is the Golden Triangle Trail to Swan Hills.
2. Picnic Table Trail – After crossing the road go straight. This trail It winds through large pine with few strait always and generally only two sleds wide. It is a great trail to see wild life and enjoy the beauty of the trail. It is generally more challenging for than the main trail but after one day on the main trail most find this a relaxing ride. The trail includes a the Picnic Table Rest Stop and Outlook and ultimately leads back to the trail that connects the Beaver Dam rest area to the Trappers Cabin.
For More Information see Cabin’s! The GOOSE MAIN Cabin is now been named “Harold’s Hut!”