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Woodland Trails
Elk River, MN
Trail Length: 15km  Maps: |
Groomed: Skating/Classical    Lighted: No Snowmaking: No
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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, December 12, 2019  posted: 12/12/2019 2:38:20 PM
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
  Two new inches, rolled. Chainsaw and Flintstone had the grooming honors this afternoon. Ancient One and The Natural were out clearing the "widow maker" on the hill just before Maple Hill. Nice to have all of these old retired guys around. Enjoy!
(Dave Anderson)
Wednesday, December 11, 2019  posted: 12/11/2019 3:12:40 PM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
  Midwinter perfection. Almost no oak leaves. Soft powder surface, rolled then chopped by skiers, was surprisingly fast given the subzero temps. Very easy to edge and corner. Only the beginner loops are set for classic. Woodlands is just awesome right now and well worth the drive up from the metro.
(Zach Handler)
Monday, December 9, 2019  posted: 12/9/2019 3:34:21 PM
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
  Three new inches rolled. We had a busy weekend at Woodlands. Might have something to do with snow? I must have done ok on my last grooming run, because Ancient One sent me out on today's training/grooming run with another new rookie, M&M. He was almost as good as The Natural was on his first run. Rolling three inches is fun and easy. We have the last leaf crop covered up, for now, but a few of their buddies were already starting to mess up the fresh white. Enjoy!
(Dave Anderson)
Saturday, December 7, 2019  posted: 12/7/2019 2:23:37 PM
Firsthand 
[ Good skis ]
  Great skate ski, midseason conditions. Leaves sometimes annoying, but an even deck that will take us a long way this winter. VO2 MAX was more like V02 min on the hills. Love bullsnake run. Thanks to Dave and all the volunteer groomers. I would wait for some snow for classic. Still the premier place all-around in Metro.
(Scott Engstrom)
Saturday, December 7, 2019  posted: 12/7/2019 7:05:38 AM
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
  Babe just reported in that he and The Natural had finished their Friday evening grooming run with the medium screens, for our weekend skiing pleasure. The Old Coach was out yesterday as well to finish track setting on the grade. The old tracks were too stubborn to reset so we will use them until it snows. There will be some pesky oak leaves to dance around. Enjoy!
(Dave Anderson)

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