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Woodland Trails
Elk River, MN
Trail Length: 15km  Maps: |
Groomed: Skating/Classical    Lighted: No Snowmaking: No
Contact:     Weather: [ NWS ]  
Notes:   Maintained by Elk River Nordic Nordic Ski Club, these trails have become a hot-spot for fantastic skiing in the North Metro. Trails are largely wooded over rolling terrain, but some sections have good climbs and descents. Trails consist of several interconnected loops and are aptly named--be sure to check out the "Top-of-the-World" and "Gravity Box" as well as "Wash Pond Flats" to the NE of the biathlon range. There is not a warming shack, but at least one port-o-potty at the main parking lot. Primarily groomed for skate (not always tracked for classic).

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Thursday, January 19, 2017  posted: 1/19/2017 1:54:27 PM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
  Skate and classical trail surfaces were holding up real well considering the weather. Was firm at 10:30 a.m. and getting pretty "packy" by noon. Good coverage with only a few areas of asphalt showing through (easy to avoid).
Photos:  
(Dean Kleinhans)
Wednesday, January 18, 2017  posted: 1/18/2017 1:06:52 PM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
  No better place to see the sunrise than Top of the World. Woodland was fully covered and fast; there are even tracks on the inner trails.
(John Kendrick)
Sunday, January 15, 2017  posted: 1/15/2017 9:43:44 PM
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
  Mr. Getting-More-Reliable as the season progresses just reported in that he and our third rookie groomer of the weekend, The Lineman, just finished their grooming run with the medium screens for our MLK Day skiing pleasure. It was another great day at Woodlands; walkers were enjoying the groomed winter walking trail and skiers young and old were doing their thing. It is days like these that make the year-long volunteer effort of the Trail Crew all worthwhile. Surf will be up at Woodlands again tomorrow. Enjoy!
(Dave Anderson, Elk River Nordic Ski Club)
Sunday, January 15, 2017  posted: 1/15/2017 4:50:42 PM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
  All trails in great shape, classic or freestyle. Just a fine day to be XC skiing or even hiking on the groomed trails. Come and get it while you can.
Photos:  
(Dean Kleinhans)
Sunday, January 15, 2017  posted: 1/15/2017 4:33:03 PM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
  Skied mid to late afternoon. Fantastic conditions for skating! Skied nearly all the trails, found the grooming to be perfect. Nice smooth deck, firm but not hard packed, easy to get an edge but not too soft or sugar. With temps in the mid 20s, it was as good as it gets for Nordic skiing! Classic tracks only on the flatter trails (as usual). Great day!
Photos:  
(Bruce Adelsman)

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