3 – North Central Trail

(Benson, McHenry, Pierce, Ramsey and Towner Counties)

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NorthCentral_11x17Snow Conditions:
Updated: March 16, 2023
Amount of Snow:  48 inches
Recent Snowfall: 8 inches
Snow Depth:  10-14 inches
Current Weather for Rugby

Trail Condition:  All trails are open. Conditions are fair to good. Groomers will go out if winds allow. Blowing snow is in the forecast. Watch for snow piles at approaches and road crossings.  Check the groomer progress in the link below.

Groomer Tracking Here

Rush Lake Trail:  Open, groomed last week.
Red Lake Trail: Open, groomed 2/24/2023. May groom 3/17/2023
Gun Lake Trail: Groomed 2/24/2023. May groom 3/17/2023
Sand Slough Trail: Groomed 2/24/2023. May groom 3/17/2023.
Sand Lake Trail: Groomed 2/24/2023
Jordan Lake Trail: Groomed 2/24/2023
Midway Lake Trail: Groomed 2/24/2023

Communities: (Click Here for Accommodations)
Wolford, Towner, Leeds, Rugby and Balta

Total Trail Miles:
100 Miles

Connecting Trails:
Lake Region Trail and Sno-Trails Trail


The riding is 80 miles cross country with the other ditch riding.  The trail gives the rider a great cross section of terrain that North Dakota has to offer.


Rick Bruggemann – Rugby Loop


Northern Lights Snowmobile Club
PO Box 191
Rugby, ND 58368