TRAIL SYSTEM – A WINTER PLAYGROUND

Thanks to the volunteer efforts of club members, the Trailblazers look after an extensive network of trails covering approximately 465kms in the Whitecourt area. The Trailblazers work in partnership with Alberta Sustainable Resource Development, Woodlands County and the Town of Whitecourt.


Staging Areas

The staging areas are open to snowmobilers free of charge during the snowmobile season. The gates remain locked until the trails open for the season.

 

1. Eagle River Staging Area […]

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Location: 10 minutes northwest of Whitecourt on Hwy #32 towards Swan Hills
Features: ample parking, loading ramp, warm-up shelter with stove, firepit, firewood, outdoor bathroom, picnic tables, water well, garbage can, recycle bin, horseshoe pit, ball diamond

2. Groat Creek Staging Area […]

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Location: 10 minutes south of Whitecourt on Hwy #32 towards Edson
Features: ample parking, warm-up shelter with stove, firepit, firewood, outdoor bathroom, picnic tables, garbage can, recycle bin

Rent it! The Staging Areas are Available for Summer Use

The Eagle River and Groat Creek Staging Areas are available for rent from May long weekend to October long weekend (Thanksgiving).

Reservations can be made starting January 2nd of each year by calling 780-778-3443 or 1-800-313-7383 or by emailing info@whitecourttrailblazers.ca. A deposit must be made within 10 days of the booking date.


Warm-Up Shelters

Enjoy one of these rest areas located on the trails. Pack it in, pack it out.

3. Carson Lake Warm-Up Shelter […]

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Location: on the Carson Trail/Golden Triangle/TransCanada Trail northeast of the Eagle River Staging Area towards Swan Hills
Features: warm-up shelter with stove, firepit, firewood, outdoor bathroom, picnic table

4. Gundy Rest Area & Warm-Up Shelter […]

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Location: on the Golden Triangle/TransCanada Trail northwest of the Eagle River Staging Area towards Fox Creek
Features: warm-up shelter with stove, firepit, firewood, outdoor bathroom, picnic table

5. Summit Warm-Up Shelter […]

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Location: on the Summit Trail southwest of Whitecourt towards Edson
Features: warm-up shelter with stove, firepit, firewood, outdoor bathroom, picnic table


Look-Outs

Take a break and enjoy the view. These look-outs are recent additions to the trail system.

6. Athabasca Look-Out […]

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Location: on the Golden Triangle east of the Eagle River Staging Area – overlooking the Athabasca River & the town of Whitecourt
Features: firepit, firewood, outdoor bathroom, picnic table

7. Goodwin Lake Look-Out […]

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Location: on the Goodwin Lake Trail southwest of Whitecourt – overlooking Goodwin Lake
Features: firepit, firewood, outdoor bathroom, picnic table

8. Groat Creek Canyon Lookout […]

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Location: on the Groat Creek Canyon Trail between the Groat Creek Staging Area and the intersection of the Summit Trail – overlooking the canyon
Features: firepit, firewood, outdoor bathroom, picnic table

9. Shiningbank Lookout […]

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Location: on the Summit Trail between the Summit Warm-Up Shelter and the Edson Sno-Seekers’ Tom Hill Warm-Up Shelter – overlooking Shiningbank Lake
Features: firepit, firewood, outdoor bathroom, picnic table


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Trail Grooming

The groomer is out on the trails as snow conditions warrant so be aware that you could meet it.

Grooming Equipment

2005 BR350 Bombardier & 1995 BR400MP Bombardier with Mogul Master Drags