Trail snow conditions for: North Shore State Trail

Comment details: (updated April 24, 2014)
The trail was groomed for the last time this season on April 4th. Many sections of the trail have bare spots on corners & hills. If you do go riding, it is recommended that you start from Finland & head north. Expect spring riding conditions.

Skiing Snowmobiling
Conditions: Conditions: poor-fair
Trail groomed? Trail groomed? No
Trail base: Trail base: 2 to 6 inches
Groomed mileage: none Groomed mileage:
Difficulty:     
Information shown in blue was updated on April 24, 2014. Local snow depth is 5 to 20 inches.

The trail:
The trail winds its way through remote, wooded areas behind the bluffs that overlook Lake Superior. From there you can see some of Minnesota's most rugged and beautiful scenery.

Facilties:

  • Finland to Grand Marais section: Rentals available at Gunflint Pines Resort, Hungry Jack Lodge, and Steve's Sports & Auto.
  • Duluth to Finland section: Snowmobile rentals available at Beaver Bay Sports

 

Location Mile Date Depth Base Condition Groomed?
DULU - Jean Duluth Road 6 17-Apr-14 5 2 poor no
FRRV - French River 13 17-Apr-14 9 2 poor no
FXFM - Fox Farm Road 22 17-Apr-14 4 2 poor no
WSTO - Westover 28 17-Apr-14 12 2 poor no
ALGR - Alger Park Lot 37 17-Apr-14 10 2 poor no
LOND - London Crossing 45 17-Apr-14 10 2 poor no
TRKS - NS RR Tracks 53 17-Apr-14 10 2 poor no
FH11 - Forest Highway #11 58 17-Apr-14 12 2 poor no
HFFG - Heffelfinger Road 71 17-Apr-14 16 2 poor no
SONJ - Sonju Lake Road 82 17-Apr-14 14 4 fair no
LCR8 - Lake County #8 91 17-Apr-14 18 4 fair no
TEMP - Temperance Road 101 17-Apr-14 19 4 fair no
SAWB - Sawbill Trail 108 17-Apr-14 20 6 fair no
BARK - Barker Lake 117 17-Apr-14 19 6 fair no
MTOE - Mistletoe Road 125 17-Apr-14 18 6 fair no
PIKE - Pike Lake Road 130 17-Apr-14 17 6 fair no
GUNF - Gunflint Trail Junct. 140 17-Apr-14 17 6 fair no

Getting there

Duluth: From I35, take the 21st Ave. east exit to Woodland Ave. Turn right on Woodland Ave, follow to the Martin Rd., turn right. Parking is half mile down on the right.
Normanna: From Duluth take Cty. 37 north to Cty. 44, turn right, proceed for 1.2 miles, right on Cty. 38, lot is 1 mile east on left.
Two Harbors: From Hwy. 61 go north on Cty. 2 for 7 miles, right on Twp. 25, lot on right.
Beaver Bay: From Hwy. 61 go north on Cty. 4 which turns into Forest Highway 11, 9.5 miles on right.
Finland: From Highway 61, take Highway 1 to Finland, turn right on County Road 7, trail is one and one half miles on the right.
Lutsen: From Hwy. 61 take Cty. 4 north for six miles, lot on right.

Contact

Phone: (218) 834-1430


Email: info@dnr.state.mn.us


Contact hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

More Info

Maps

Skiing
   Ski pass (required on most public ski trails for those 16 or older)

Snowmobiling

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