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Chain of Lakes
Minneapolis, MN
Trail Length: 8K  Maps: |
Groomed: Skating/Classical    Lighted: No Snowmaking: No
Contact:     Weather: [ NWS ]  
Notes:   This trail is groomed across the chain of lakes in Minneapolis: Brownie, Cedar (including Cedar Lake Park), Lake of the Isles, and Lake Calhoun. Usually not groomed until mid-winter, once the ice is safe for vehicles.

Trail Reports:   2018-2019 season  view previous season     File a new report     Request a new report

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019  posted: 2/20/2019 3:11:31 PM
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: Partial, Good skis ]
  Rolled Cedar Lake and the Cedar Lake trail spur this afternoon. Even after rolling it, the trail is really soft. Yes, you could go out on touring skis but skate or narrow classic skis are going to be hard. Grooming plans: Another volunteer will roll a second time this evening and a third volunteer will finally groom tomorrow morning after the snow as set up a bit. It is possible it will still be a bit soft - there was a lot of fluffy snow out there.
Note: We were told not to groom the channel to Lake of the Isles from Cedar due to thin ice in parts of the channel. Because this is the only way to get toward Isles from where groomer is stored, we cannot groom Isles currently.
Photos:  
(Eric Leugers)
Sunday, February 17, 2019  posted: 2/18/2019 8:55:18 AM
Firsthand 
[ Good skis ]
  Very good conditions throughout (one small hole on Isles to Cedar channel that is easy to ski around.) Thank you groomers. People seemed to be skiing in all directions but that seemed to be working fine.
(R. T. Rybak)
Sunday, February 17, 2019  posted: 2/17/2019 1:13:44 PM
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
  Cedar and Isles groomed this morning for skate and classic. Skied after grooming and everything was generally in good condition, although some minor drifting was taking place in open areas. The trail on Cedar is pretty firm. Since grooming only resumed yesterday, the channel and Isles are a little softer, but still good.
Photos:  
(Brian Milavitz)
Saturday, February 16, 2019  posted: 2/16/2019 12:14:26 PM
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
  Isles and Cedar groomed this morning with double classic tracks and skate deck in between. Great snow conditions. Tracks set through Kenilworth channel. Stick to tracks. Thin ice marked. One open hole at entry to channel from Cedar.
(Jim McCarthy)
Friday, February 15, 2019  posted: 2/15/2019 3:41:23 PM
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
  Groomed Cedar and Brownie after all the wind and it is quite nice. Tracks are beautiful on both lakes and we have groomed up on land on the west side of Cedar. Still open water in the channel so we have not ventured into Isles or Calhoun.
Photos:  
(Peter Leugers)

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