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Fort Snelling State Park
Saint Paul, MN
Trail Length: 18.0k  Maps: |
Groomed: Classic Only    Lighted: No Snowmaking: No
Contact: 612-279-3550    Weather: [ NWS ]  
Notes:   The most popular trail is the Pike Island loop offering views of the confluence of the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers.

Trail Reports:   2017-2018 season  view previous season     File a new report

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018  posted: 4/18/2018 9:06:26 AM
Observation 
[ Trails Open: Most ]
  Ran the Fort Snelling river trail system (Pike Island & Snelling Lake) Tuesday evening and took note of a nice skier set track throughout. It is definitely spring skiing, there are some thin spots, a bit of dirt showing, and the snow is settling fast. Saw 3 happy skiers on the Pike Island loop. Get after it while we have it!
(John Horns)
Tuesday, April 03, 2018  posted: 4/3/2018 10:26:39 PM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
  Skier made tracks around all of Pike Island made for a pleasant evening glide. No issues with sticky snow using my no wax skis. Plenty of light with the thick clouds and city lights.
(Peter Aggen)
Wednesday, March 07, 2018  posted: 3/8/2018 7:58:41 AM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
  Northern side of Pike Island was in good condition, but several segments of south side required skiing offtrack due to bare spots and ice. Most sticks from storm have been cleared from the tracks. Multiuse trails are ungroomed. Rock skis recommended.
(Sam Wils)
Sunday, February 25, 2018  posted: 2/25/2018 1:35:01 PM
Firsthand Secondhand 
[ Good skis ]
  Fort Snelling was groomed for classic yesterday. The parks worker said they would be grooming again today after the snow. Coverage was great! The track is a little soft, but I had a very nice ski.
(Elaine Ito)
Saturday, February 10, 2018  posted: 2/10/2018 5:48:22 PM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
  Trails were in variable condition. All trails are thin and would recommend rock or B skis for the multi use trails. Pike Island loops were good with a few icy and thin spots, used good skis with caution. Tracks have been degraded by all of the walking traffic and are somewhat washed out. Pretty spot to ski though.
(Elias Anoszko)

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