Trail updates

Trail condition – Updates about the Rossburn Subdivision Trail

The RSTA currently has a maintenance program and the Rossburn Subdivision trail gets inspected twice a year. We to try our best to keep you updated on this page – should there be special trail condition to report.

February 6th / 2023: Update – Elphinstone

The bridge in Elphinstone over Little Saskatchewan River is now open!

Thanks to Trans Canada Trail, Trails Manitoba and Snoman Inc. Tourism Relief Fund Project for supporting this project.

Thunder & Ice Snowmobile Club Inc.
Thunder & Ice Snowmobile Club Inc.

January 26th / 2023: Update – Elphinstone

Important notice by Thunder & Ice Snowmobile Club Inc. “Caution – The reroute around the elphinstone bridge
has had to be closed due to open water on the river! We are trying to get the bridge repairs done as soon as possible so we can reopen the bridge!”

PS: The bridge is almost finished – looks already way better than before!

January 4th / 2023: Update – Elphinstone

The Elphinstone Railbed Bridge right in Elphinstone is temporarily closed. Please use caution as repairs take place to the bridge for the next 10 days. Slow down and follow the signs for the reroute around the bridge. Thank you. (taken from Thunder&Ice Snowmobile Club Inc./ Facebook)

Source: Snoman Inc. Trail map (2023/ 01/ 04)

July 6th / 2022: Update – Elk Link Trail

Update on the connecting Elk Link Trail (Rossburn Subdivision Trail to Riding Mountain National Park) – The Onanole trail is open and operating and in good condition from Onanole to Wasagaming, including each alternate route.  Some mowing is needed in spots, but it does not hamper trail use. This portion will soon be cut another time to widen the trail to its normal 6 feet width.

The Elk Link trail has been mowed for the first time (much delayed by flooding and weather). The flooded area (see update from June 14th) is still under shallow water but could easily be waded.

June 14th / 2022: Update on trail condition – Elk Link Trail

Warning regarding the Elk Link Trail: There is a flooded section near Proven Marsh at the South End. Proven Marsh has become a large lake and has flooded part of the trail making it impassable in one portion, except by wading. We estimate that the water is about 15-20cm deep in the part.

September 10th / 2021: Update – Clanwilliam

The damaged culvert is fixed – the trail is open again (South of Clanwilliam – East of PR 262 and north of Road 91)

September 1st / 2021: Update on trail condition – Clanwilliam

Heads up – Trail closure announcement!

  • What? We had to close a spot on the Rossburn Subdivision Trail for a short while due to a damaged culvert.
  • Where? South of Clanwilliam – East of PR 262 and north of Road 91 (Swipe for a marked map)
  • For how long? Repairs are needed and should take about a few days. We will let you know once everything is finished and ready to use again.
  • Detour? Via PR 262 and Road 91, you will meet the trail again.

By Tom Dowsett, June 4th 2021

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