McHenry County snowmobile trails do not open until December 10th, even if there is snow before this date.
The Conservation District has over 17 miles of snowmobile trails in Glacial Park and along the Prairie Trail that connect with numerous County trails.
Snowmobile trails are open in the winter when there is at least 4" of snowfall on frozen ground; 6" snow on unfrozen ground.
Note: When snowmobile trails are open, The Prairie Trail North in Glacial Park and Rush Creek horse trails are closed to all other recreational activities.
County Snowmobiling Trail Rules:
• No snowmobiling without sufficient snow.
• Stay on marked trail.
• Do not trespass.
• Keep off open fields.
• Do not litter.
• Stay away from private buildings.
• Never cut fences.
• Protect small trees, shrubbery, etc.• Display state registration sticker.
For a complete list of rules, visit the www.dnr.state.il
Call the Snowmobile Hotline at 815-334-SNOW (7669)
for County snowmobile trail updates & classes,
Printed County snowmobile trail maps are available
for $3 at the Brookdale Administrative Office in Woodstock and Lost Valley Visitor Center in Glacial Park, Ringwood
Call 815-338-6223 for further information.