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 Minnesota Northeast
Bigfork 1  Scenic State Park    16.1k     218-743-3362
  Rated intermediate. Trail runs along a glacial ridge and through virgin pine forest. 
Biwabik 2  Giants Ridge    2 recent reports 60k     1-800-688-7669
  A system intially developed for intensive training by the USSA Ski Team presents long, gradual grades, spectacular vistas and roller coaster rides and a variety of challenges for beginners through accomplished skiers. Trails weave through the Superior National Forest. 
Brimson 3  Mother Bear Ski Trail    10km    
  This is a remote trail that is groomed by volunteers for classic skiing that goes thru jackpine forests, black spruce swamps and over glacial eskers. A skier will probably see more tracks of deer, wolves and moose that they will of other skiers. A snowshoe trail is also starts by the trailhead. Located two miles south of Hellman's Store on CR 44.  
Carlton 4  Jay Cooke State Park    51K     218-384-4610
  Easy to difficult trails. The farther you get from the park office, the more difficult the trail. 
Chisholm 5  Sturgeon River Trails    30k     218-229-8800
  Runs through forests above and along side the Sturgeon river. 
Cloquet 6  Pine Valley    10km     218-879-4413
  Excellent trail with challenging terrain. It has difficult climbs as well as gradual rolling sections. Part of the system is lit from 4:30 to 9:30 all winter. Located adjacent to Cloquet area recreation center (hockey rink), south of Pine Tree Plaza. 
Cohasset 7  Blackwater Environmental Area    3.5km     218-328-5711
  Blackwater Environmental Area was developed in 1999 by Minnesota Power and includes a warming shack and lighted trails groomed of skating and a single-track classic. Terrain is beginner-level and very gently rolling.  
Coleraine 8  Mount Itasca    1 recent reports 4.8k     218-245-2451
  Trail follows glacial moraines and ravines through forest; rated intermediate/expert. 
Cromwell 9  Fond du Lac State Forest    1 recent reports 20km     218-879-0880
  The trail is on rolling terrain meandering through a mixed hardwood and deciduous forest. This is an actively managed forest so the scenery may change from one season to another. Expect to see signs of moose, deer and timber wolves sometimes sharing the groomed trail. The difficulty level is predominantly easy to moderate with some expert level on the east end of the system. From I35 go west on Hwy 210 about 17 miles to CR 120. Go north and east 4 mi to trailhead. 
Deer River 10  Blueberry Hills    15.8k     800-472-6366
  Rated intermediate/expert. 
Duluth 11  Bagley Nature Area    2.7km    
  Bagley Nature Area is 55 acres of forest, pond, and open area at the northwest part of the UMD campus. Trails also referred to as Rock Pond trails by some skiers. 
Duluth 12  Biskey Pond Ski Trails    3 recent reports 10K    
  A variety of trails including Wolf Run Loop for beginners, White Pine Alley, Birch Ridge, Eagle Ridge Loop, and Pine Meadow Loop for intermediate skiers, and Biskey Pond Loop for advanced skiers.  
Duluth 13  Boulder Lake Management Area Ski Trails    21.0k     218-721-4903
  Located 18 miles north of Duluth, the groomed trails are in nice primitive outdoor setting. The trails feature the "Wolfski's Ski Den" warming shack, open daily sunrise to sunset. In addition to the 21 kilometers of classical skiing, there will also be 11 kilometers groomed for skate-skiing. Trails are groomed Fridays and Mondays, and/or as needed. No fee or Minnesota State Ski Pass is required. 
Duluth 14  Chester Bowl    3K     218-730-4321
  Cross-country skiing at Chester Bowl offers 3k for the advanced skier and racer. The trail starts at the access and loops counter-clockwise. 
Duluth 15  Hartley Park    1 recent reports 5K     218-730-4321
  Trails vary from easy to advanced.  
Duluth 16  Korkki Nordic    11k     218-525-7326
  Korkki Nordic Center is a secluded trail just east of Duluth, consisting of a single-track classical trail. Wicked hills, flats, downs...it has everything. Trails were designed for racing and are recommended for those with at least intermediate to advanced classical skiing skills. 
Duluth 17  Lester Park    1 recent reports 18k     218-730-4321
  The Lester-Amity trail offers 15K of varied terrain for beginner to experienced skiers through pine, aspen, and birch forests. An additional 3K circles the Lester Park Golf Course and is accessible from the main Lester-Amity Trail. The openness of the golf course offers an excellent place for beginning cross-country skiers, and several short cuts are available. There is also a 5K trail portion that is lit in the mornings and evenings. 
Duluth 18  Magney-Snively Trail    14K     218-730-4321
  The Magney-Snively trail has 14k of trail for intermediate and advanced skiers. This trail offers skiing through a beautiful hardwood forest with large hills and trees. This terrain is rugged and therefore is not recommended for beginners. The trail loops clockwise.  
Duluth 19  Piedmont Trail    5K     218-730-4321
  The Piedmont trail has 5k of trail for beginning and intermediate skiers. This double-tracked trail leads you through both aspen, birch, and hardwood forest. Handmade signs made by a skier in the Piedmont neighborhood and a beautiful overlook of the St. Louis River Valley are the unique features of this trail. 
Duluth 20  Snowflake Nordic Ski Center    3 recent reports 15.0k     218-726-1550
  Trails open: M-F 9 am to 8 pm; Sat/Sun 9am - 5pm. 5K lighted trails for night skiing. Trails groomed daily, as necessary. Classic and skating, Lessons available for individuals and groups. Warm chalet with showers, sauna, changing rooms, lounge area, snacks.  
Duluth 21  Spirit Mountain    2 recent reports 22k     218-730-4321
  Beautifully wooded cross-country ski trails, double tracked with skating lanes and groomed daily. 
Ely 22  Bear Head Lake State Park    11k     218-365-7229
   
Ely 23  Hidden Valley Ski Trails    25k     218-365-6858
  Easy to advanced. These trails connect to the Silver Rapids Trails. 1K lighted loop. Chalet open on weekends from Christmas through mid-March. 
Ely 24  Silver Rapids Ski Trails    8k    
  Rated beginner to intermediate. Trails have scenic overlooks of Farm Lake and connect to Hidden Valley Trails. 
Ely 25  Stuart River Ski Trails    15k    
  These trails provide an excellent opportunity to see deer, moose and timberwolves. 
Ely 26  Trezona Ski Trails    6.5k    
  Rated easy for beginner skiers. Trails are easily accessible in the town of Ely. 
Grand Marais 27  Bally Creek Trails    25K    
  Primarily classical trails with an 8K segment off the FR 158 trailhead. Connects into Moose Trail and Cascade River State Park. 
Grand Marais 28  Banadad Trail    35k     218-388-4487
  32 miles north of Grand Marais. Groomed single track backcountry trail in BWCA Wilderness that connects Central Gunflint Trails with Upper Gunflint Trails. Yurt to Yurt skiing available. 
Grand Marais 29  Central Gunflint Trail System    77k     218-388-2292
218-388-2203
  27 miles north of Grand Marais. Well groomed trail system near Minnesota's Boundary Waters Canoe Area. Good mix of terrain for all levels of skiers. Grooming caters to classical skiers but skating available (~ 60K). 1.5-2K lighted sections at two trailside lodges (Bearskin and Golden Eagle). 
Grand Marais 30  George Washington Pines    3.3K     218-626-4300
  A great beginner trail with two easy downhills. Known for its solitude and beauty. Large pines line the trail. 
Grand Marais 31  Pincushion Mountain Trail    25.0k     218-387-1276
  Well designed trail 2 miles north of Grand Marais. Dependable classical and skating grooming by dedicated ski club. Gentle rolling beginner and intermediate terrain through birch, aspen and pine forest with expert options. Nice overlooks of North Shore far below. Separate snowshoe trail. Public warming building. 1.6 K lighted xc trail on each night. 
Grand Marais 32  Upper Gunflint Trail    97k     218-388-2294
218-388-4454
218-388-2243
  45 miles north of Grand Marais. Large system near Canadian border and BWCA. Good mix of terrain with lots of overlooks. Many trails for classical with limited skating (~ 30K). A very good trailside restaurant! 3 trailside lodges (Gunflint Lodge, Gunflint Pines Resort, Hestons Resort). 4K of lighted trail. 
Grand Rapids 33  Amen Lake    6.9k     218-327-2855
  Between Amen and Long Lakes; rated beginner/intermediate. 
Grand Rapids 34  Big Ridge    10.0k     218-327-2855
  Rated intermediate. Trail runs through rolling forest of hardwoods and evergreens. Expert loops have some steep hills. 
Grand Rapids 35  Cowhorn Lake    7.6k     218-327-4151
  Rated intermediate. 
Grand Rapids 36  Forest History Center    4.5k     218-327-4482
  Interpretive Center, ski through 1900's Logging Camp and virgin timber. Rated beginner. Maintained by Northern Lights Nordic Ski Club. 
Grand Rapids 37  Golden Anniversary River Road    2.7k     218-327-4151
  Rated intermediate. 
Grand Rapids 38  Legion Trails    3.5k    
  Rated beginner/intermediate. Located behind the Grand Rapids high school. Maintained by Northern Lights Nordic Ski Club. 
Grand Rapids 39  Quadna Mountain    20.9k     218-697-8444
  Rated beginner/intermediate. 
Grand Rapids 40  Sugar Hills    28.0k     800-472-6366
  Rated intermediate/expert. Trails wind through hardwood forest with abundant wildlife. Thunder Peak provides an overview of up to 30 miles. 
Grand Rapids 41  Suomi Hills    34.3k     218-832-3161
  Trail runs through rolling hills and lakes, with maple, basswood, and aspen forest. Connections with Amen Lake Trail. Rated intermediate/expert. 
Grand Rapids 42  Trout Lake Recreation Area    10.0k     218-832-3161
  Located in the Chippewa National Forest, semi-primitive. Contains Joyce Estate, a historic northwoods retreat with log and stone buildings of Adirondack architecture. Rated beginner/intermediate.  
Grand Rapids 43  U of M - North Central Exp. Station    8k     218-327-4490
  Mostly level through forest; rated beginner-intermediate. Trail winds through forest, including old-growth red and white pine. 
Grand Rapids 44  Wabana Trails    9.7k     218-327-2855
  Rated beginner/intermediate. 
Hibbing 45  Carey Lake    1 recent reports 20.0k     218-263-8851
  Trail in the woods also goes around lake. 10k of the trail has side by side classic and skate the other 10k is classic only. Views of the lake, lowlands, bogs and jack pine stands. Black Forest loop (3.8K) is lit. 
Hoyt Lakes 46  Bird Lake Trail    18 km     218-229-8800
  Trail meanders through northwoods country with black spruce bogs and hills of aspen and birch. Most of the trail is for beginners and intermediate skiers. Two trailheads offer access.  
Inger 47  Simpson Creek    20.0k     218-246-8701
  Rated beginner/intermediate, trails run along the north shore of Lake Winnibigoshish in the Cut Foot Sioux Recreation Area. 
International Falls 48  Manka Trail    2km    
  Lighted trail through the woods behind elementary school in International Falls. 
International Falls 49  Tilson Creek Ski Trail    16.0k     218-286-3334
  The ski trail crosses open and forested bog and passes through stands of aspen, spruce, balsam fir and eastern white cedar. The terrain varies from flat bog to rolling uplands and steep rock ridges. Whitetail deer use areas along the trail for winter yarding. Moose, timber wolves, and pine martens are occationally seen along the trail. Located in Koochiching State Forest. 
Isabella 50  Flathorn-Gegoka Trails    33k     218-663-7280
  Mostly single tracked through the quiet tall pines, past peaceful lakes of Superior National Forest.  
Lutsen 51  Cascade River State Park    27.5k     218-387-3053
  Trails for beginner to intermediate. 
Lutsen 52  Lutsen Mountains Nordic Trails    27km     218-663-7281
  Ski trails are located around the downhill slopes and are accessible by gondola and chair lifts. Your Nordic Center ticket allows you to ride the lifts up the mountains and then gradually descend groomed, tracked trails into the Poplar River valley through a mixed forest of aspen, birch, maples and evergreens. 
Lutsen 53  Lutsen/Spruce Creek    32K    
  Includes the Massie, Hall, Isaks Flats, Meadows, and Golf Course loops of the North Shore ski trails with connections to Sugarbush and Cascade systems. 
Lutsen 54  Norpine (Deeryard/Lutsen)    58k     218-387-1112
  Trails for beginner to advanced offering views of Lake Superior, Cascade River and Deer Yard Lake. Ski through birch, pine and aspen with 28km of double tracked trails and 30km of skate/classic trails. Groomed with a Pisten Bully machine. A State Ski Pass is required to ski on our trails and is available at the office. 
Orr 55  Ash River State Forest    20k     218-757-3489
  A hilly trail with challenging sections going through forest. 
Outing 56  Washburn Lake Solitude Area Trails    21.3k     218-947-3338
  Located in the Land O'Lakes State Forest, the trails are rated novice to expert. 
Side Lake 57  McCarthy Beach State Park    14.5k     218-254-7979
  Scenic trails wind through stands of large red and white pines. For longer ventures, head out on the Taconite Trail for access to hundreds of miles of additional trails. 
Silver Bay 58  Northwoods Ski Trail    19km     218-226-4334
  Beautiful wooded single track classical trail, just outside of Silver Bay. Connecting trail to Tettegouche State Park. 
Silver Bay 59  Tettegouche State Park    31.5k     218-226-6365
  All trails rated moderate to difficult. 
Squaw Lake 60  My Lake Home Trails    10K    
  The My Lake Home B&B grooms single track trails within the Chippewa National Forest. The trails travel thru hardwood forest of red and white pines, winding around frozen wetlands of cedars where viewing the lake is magnificent. There are a few easy and short side hills where Aspen and Birch preside. The varied terrain makes skiing enjoyable for the beginner, intermediate and experienced skier. 
Tofte 61  Sugarbush Trail System    75k     888-61-NORTH
  A wide variety of trails are found in this extensive system, winding through varied forests and offering many spectacular views. Trailheads include Britton Peak and Moose Fence on the western side, with ski-throughs connecting these sections to the Onion River Rd/Oberg Mountain trails and trailhead on the eastern edge. 
Togo 62  Thistledew    18.0k     218-262-6760
  Rated intermediate/expert. 
Tower 63  Howard Wagoner Trail    10km     218-753-4070
  Most of the trail is marked easy, suitable for beginners. Gentle terrain in scenic red and white pine forest. 
Two Harbors 64  Gooseberry Falls State Park    20k     218-834-3855
  Some easy trails but the majority of trails are suitable for moderate skill level. Trails also include .8 k of difficult trail. 
Two Harbors 65  Split Rock Lighthouse State Park    13k     218-226-6377
  All trails rated intermediate. 
Two Harbors 66  Two Harbors Ski Trail    10.5k    
  Mostly intermediate level trails but also some beginner and expert sections. Trail runs through scenic forest of paper birch, aspen, spruce, fir and cedar. 3K of the trail is lighted. 
Virginia 67  Big Aspen Recreation Area    1 recent reports 32K     218-229-8800
  Over 30k of trails, rated for beginners to intermediate skiers. A couple of nice shelters, plus a beautiful overlook. 

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