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Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve
Burnsville, MN
Trail Length: 19.3k  Maps: |
Groomed: Skating/Classical    Lighted: No Snowmaking: No
Contact: 952-447-6913    Weather: [ NWS ]  
Notes:   Expert only trails. Some of the most exciting and challenging trails in the metro. They need a really good snow cover to be open.

Trail Reports:   2016-2017 season  view previous season     File a new report

1 to 3 of 3    Month: Jan
Sunday, January 15, 2017  posted: 1/15/2017 3:20:04 PM
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
  Did the 6.4 mile Razorback loop on my classic skis. No classic track set, but rolled trails are in pretty good shape. The hills are great if you like the exhilaration. Only feared for my life a couple times. :-) Did meet three hikers as they were coming up a hill and they scattered as I flew by them (don't understand why some think it's ok to hike on groomed trails).
(Wes Gerber)
Sunday, January 15, 2017  posted: 1/15/2017 2:34:15 PM
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
  Murphy is not ready for prime time. Disappointingly, there were no classic tracks set at all as of this morning. The ski deck is inconsistent, with sticks, soft pits and holes mixed in with firm packed trail, making for a challenging ski. At one point on the outer loop you fly down a hill into a sea of heavy swamp grass. It's still beautiful, but Murphy needs ample snow for quality conditions, and right now it does not have it. Grooming is poor as a result.
(Lyndon Torstenson)
Saturday, January 14, 2017  posted: 1/14/2017 12:22:57 PM
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
  Skated the razorback trail this morning. Snow depth and grooming are good. A little bit of debris and one big rock poking through, but easily avoidable. I think the hills might be steeper this year :).
(Matthew Goertz)

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