Back in 1975, in response to a request by the Brainerd City Council concerning safe snowmobiling, a few avid snowmobilers organized and incorporated the BRAINERD SNODEOS SNOWMOBILE CLUB. With chainsaws, axes, shovels and sweat the Club laid out a trail from Brainerd to Riverton and from Brainerd to Crow Wing State Park . In 1976 the Club purchased our first groomer – a twin tracked Ski Doo Alpine, pulling a 4 foot wide homemade drag.
The 125 member strong Brainerd Snodeos now maintain and groom 107 miles of trail from Brainerd to Riverton, to Crow Wing State Park, to Harding and towards Garrison. The present groomers, two Tucker Sno-Cat 2000s with 8 foot wide fully hydraulic drags, can smooth the roughest trails in a single pass. The overall length of these rigs is about 45 feet and the cost in excess of $185,000 each. Building and maintaining trails is a year-round commitment for the club members who volunteer their time to cut trees, clear brush, pick rock, build bridges, install culverts and put up signs to prepare for the snowmobile season ahead.
The members of the Brainerd Snowmobile Club and our groomer operators that groom our and your trail would like to remind all users that many hours of volunteered time are given each year to make the trail system we have safe and enjoyable for all.
WE NEED YOUR COOPERATION TO KEEP THE TRAILS SAFE AND SMOOTH
- Always keep to the right
- Avoid spinning your track
- Don’t “Power” through corners
- Please Slow Down
Your cooperation will keep the trails smooth for those who follow and for your return trip.