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Magney-Snively Trail
Duluth, MN
Trail Length: 14K  Maps: |
Groomed: Skating/Classical    Lighted: No Snowmaking: No
Contact: 218-730-4321    Weather: [ NWS ]  
Notes:   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.

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

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Monday, April 16, 2018  posted: 4/17/2018 2:56:38 PM
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
  I skied from the trail head at about 12pm and completed Bardon's Peak Loop. There had probably been 1-2 skiers before me for Bardon's Peak; the east half of loop had 2 tracks, and the west was untouched. There was one set of tracks going out on the bigger loop that looked like one skier. There were fallen branches buried under the snow in places, however, most were visible and I moved a majority out of the way. Breaking trail was a hoot, enjoy the snow while it lasts! I used my waxless skis and they worked like a charm.
(Sam Toso)
Friday, April 06, 2018  posted: 4/6/2018 12:06:20 PM
[ Trails Open: Most ]
  Was too tired to ski after the Spirit Trails. Skied here a couple days ago. Magney, unlike Spirit, has had some recently skiers, both skate and classic. Not been groomed for a couple snowfalls, but really has good snow cover. Would recommend classic skinny skis. Can go through the woods, off trail, too, with your classics (no need to use back-country skis). Beautiful snow and skiing in the woods!
(Art Johnston)
Tuesday, April 03, 2018  posted: 4/3/2018 10:41:35 PM
[ Trails Open: Most, B skis ]
  Classic track is skied in but not groomed. Bardon's loop is fine except for the biggest downhill and the hill after it have some bare areas. Just stay to the right and you can make it down both of them. Ely's loop is skiable to the road and back. Some people have skied across the road and done the whole loop, probably doable now with the new snow. Skate lane is pretty thick and slow. Really fun to still be skiing in April.
(Carol Koos)
Saturday, March 31, 2018  posted: 3/31/2018 1:52:04 PM
[ Good skis ]
  There are 2 to 3 inches of new snow. A little much for skating without it being groomed but I made it work. It's gorgeous! The skating classic track is really decent.
(Louise Levy)
Friday, March 30, 2018  posted: 3/31/2018 9:43:59 AM
[ B skis ]
  Excellent skiing, except where there's bare ground on the south slopes. Temps were in the mid to high 20's all day. Snow was soft, even under the fresh 1-2 inches from Friday morning. I skied Skyline Parkway between the two trail segments of Ely's Peak loop since Ely's Peak is plowed.
(Louise Levy)

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