Grooming at Hiawatha Highlands is performed by Sault Cycling Club volunteers using a Snowdog groomer and our brand new snowmachine. Fat bike trail conditions will be posted regularly on our grooming report page and social media.
We currently have 9km of groomed single track trails available on the Crystal Creek trail system along with thenew trail systems listed below. The start of the single track trails can be accessed off the Hiawatha 2km ski loop and heading down the paved hill toward the pond. The trails run in the reverse condition of our summer trails in order to maintain the flow with skiers and to avoid potential collisions. Fat Biking trail markers are white with an orange border (see below). Download the trail map.
New for 2022
Farmer Bob’s 2.5 km Loop: This new trail is rated as easy and will offer skiing and fat biking to novice users. To access this trail, you can park in the right parking lot of the Pinder trail. Signage posted by Hiawatha Highlands should mark the trail. This area will not have our regular fat bike trail markers. All other areas of the Pinder trail system are closed to Fat Bikers in the winter.
Farmer Lake: The new Farmer Lake trail (built in the summer of 2021 by Sentiers Boreals), will be groomed beginning in mid-January when we have enough snow. We will update our grooming report when it is officially open. The trail is open for riding before grooming begins, but please use caution as it may be narrow and uneven in some areas. The ride out and back to Farmer Lake is approximately 6.5 to 7 km. ** This is a multi-use trail and open to walkers. We hope to groom a loop towards Mabel Lake if the conditions allow for it.
Mabel Lake: Mabel Lake is open for fat biking but not currently groomed. It has traffic of both snowshoers and skiers. Please yield appropriately to these other trail users.
Trail Pass Required
If you already have an annual Hiawatha ski pass it provides automatic access to the fat bike trail, however a bike-only pass may be purchased from Hiawatha Highlands. Prices and details can be found on their website: Passes - Hiawatha Highlands.
Thank you to the Soo Finnish Nordic Ski Club Executive & Hiawatha Highlands for partnering with us to make groomed fat bike trails happen. We’d also like to thank the Kinsmen Club of SSM and the SSM Region Conservation Authority for allowing the continued use of their property. Without them, we wouldn’t have access to build, maintain and ride these amazing trails!!!