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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    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    4.8k       218-245-2451
  Trail follows glacial moraines and ravines through forest; rated intermediate/expert. Snowmaking loop. 
Cromwell 9  Fond du Lac State Forest    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 Ponds Ski Trails    11.5K       218-348-3905
  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 Boulder Lake Management Area Ski Trails   
Trailheads: 13 North Lot, 13 South Lot, 13 East Lot
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    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 Lester Park   
Trailheads: 17 Lower Lot, 17 The Deeps, 17 Oak Street
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    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    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       218-235-2520
  Located just west of Ely, beautiful rolling trails through woods and near Bear Head Lake. 
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 Banadad Trail   
Trailheads: 28 East End, 28 West End
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  Bearskin Lodge Trails         
  Dedicated Fat Bike only trail -- no biking on ski trails. 
Grand Marais Central Gunflint Trail System   
Trailheads: 30 Bearskin Lodge, 30 Golden Eagle
98K       218-388-2292
  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). 27 miles north of Grand Marais.  
Grand Marais 31  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 32  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 Upper Gunflint Trail   
Trailheads: 33 Gunflint Lodge, 33 Hestons, 33 Gunflint Pines
97k       218-388-2294
  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 34  Alder Pond    10K      
  Ski through young aspen and hardwood forest. Wildlife is abundant in this area so donít be surprised to find small natural visitors sharing the trail with you. Please stay on the trail as some of the area is private property. 
Grand Rapids 35  Amen Lake    6.9k       218-327-2855
  Between Amen and Long Lakes; rated beginner/intermediate. 
Grand Rapids 36  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 37  Cowhorn Lake    7.6k       218-327-4151
  Rated intermediate. Part of the Golden Anniversary State Forest. 
Grand Rapids 38  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 39  Legion Trails    3.5k      
  Rated beginner/intermediate. Located behind the Grand Rapids high school. Maintained by Northern Lights Nordic Ski Club. 
Grand Rapids 40  Quadna Mountain    20.9k       218-697-8444
  Rated beginner/intermediate. 
Grand Rapids 41  River Road Unit Trails    2.7k       218-327-4151
  Rated intermediate. Part of the Golden Anniversary State Forest. 
Grand Rapids 42  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 43  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 44  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 45  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 46  Wabana Trails    9.7k       218-327-2855
  Rated beginner/intermediate. 
Hibbing Carey Lake   
Trailheads: 47 P1, 47 P2
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 48  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 Simpson Creek   
Trailheads: 49 Eagle Nest Rd, 49 Cut Foot Sioux
20.0k       218-246-8701
  Rated beginner/intermediate, trails run along the north shore of Lake Winnibigoshish in the Chippewa National Forest. 
International Falls 50  Manka Trail    2km      
  Lighted trail through the woods behind elementary school in International Falls. 
International Falls 51  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 52  Flathorn-Gegoka Trails    33k       218-663-7280
  Mostly single tracked through the quiet tall pines, past peaceful lakes of Superior National Forest.  
Lutsen 53  Cascade River State Park    27.5k       218-387-3053
  Trails for beginner to intermediate. 
Lutsen 54  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 55  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 Norpine (Deeryard/Lutsen)   
Trailheads: 56 Cascade Lodge, 56 Deer Yard, 56 Massie/Hall, 56 CR 4, 56 FR 1411
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. 
Nashwauk 57  Stoney Ridge    10K      
  Trails run gently through birch and maple hardwoods, wildlife frequently seen. Located north of Nashwauk on Hwy 65.  
Side Lake 58  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 59  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 60  Tettegouche State Park    31.5k       218-226-6365
  All trails rated moderate to difficult. 
Squaw Lake 61  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 Sugarbush Trail System   
Trailheads: 62 Onion River Rd, 62 Britton Peak, 62 Moose Fence
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 63  Thistledew    18.0k       218-262-6760
  Rated intermediate/expert. 
Tower Howard Wagoner Trail   
Trailheads: 64 North Lot, 64 South Lot
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 65  Erkki Harju 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. Formerly known as Two Harbors ski trail. 
Two Harbors 66  Gooseberry Falls State Park    20k       218-595-7100
  Some easy trails but the majority of trails are suitable for moderate skill level. Trails also include .8 k of difficult trail. The large western loop is groomed for skate-skiing. 
Virginia 67  Big Aspen Recreation Area    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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