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Vadnais/Sucker Lakes
Vadnais Heights, MN
Trail Length: 9k  Maps: |
Groomed: Classic Only    Lighted: No Snowmaking: No
Contact: 651-748-2500    Weather: [ NWS ]  
Notes:   Trails wind around Sucker and Vadnais lakes. Generally flat terrain.

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

1 to 5 of 9    Month: Feb | Jan
Monday, February 18, 2019  posted: 2/18/2019 5:18:34 PM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
  I really enjoy this set of trails in the northeast metro. I started skiing at 2 pm, and it appeared that the groomer had just made a pass: there were very few footprints in the walking area, and they were very few pole plants either. Skied all of the trails both north and south of County Road F, and the tracks were in very good condition. Pole plants occasionally plunged deeply into the track, but that was less frequent the longer I skied. It has been noted in other postings, but the 400 meters of trail alongside Highway 96, especially the bridge over the open water, is covered with gritty, grimy snow plow splash: that is the one area where B skis are in order. By the time I started a second lap on the trails south of County Road F, walkers had chewed up the first 400 meters or so (to the footbridge), but it was smooth sailing after the footbridge.
(Michael Kuhne)
Sunday, February 17, 2019  posted: 2/17/2019 8:16:39 PM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
  The trail is in decent condition, except for the section along 96 that is gritty with snow thrown from snow plows. Nice that there were a lot of skiers out this weekend, but that has washed out some areas of the double track, so it could use fresh grooming.
(Cindy Angerhofer)
Friday, February 15, 2019  posted: 2/15/2019 8:32:42 PM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
  The portion of the trail north of County Road F was in very good condition. Consistent dual track except by Hwy 96. It was 13 degrees and sunny. Occasional leaf litter and the portion adjacent to Hwy 96 had snow plow wake on it. Interesting how the character of that "snow" made my light green Rex ineffective until I hit the "real" snow again where it was exactly the right wax - finally.
(Keith Carlson)
Wednesday, February 13, 2019  posted: 2/13/2019 4:06:17 PM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
  Skied the sucker lake loop. Tracks were freshly set. It was beautiful. Well, except for the stretch along highway 96 but that isn't much.
(Bruce Montgomery)
Tuesday, February 12, 2019  posted: 2/12/2019 5:30:57 PM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
  Skied the 3.75 k Sucker Lake section of the Vadnais Lake Trails twice. No grooming, but tracks were well skied in and good for touring around the Lake. The channel between Vadnais and Sucker Lake was open with lots of waterfowl dabbling in the open water. The resident Trumpeter Swans were present as well. Beautiful!
Photos:  
(Doug Schumacher)

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