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Lake Elmo Park Reserve
Lake Elmo, MN
Trail Length: 16k  Maps:    [ Google Maps ]  
Groomed: Skating/Classical    Lighted: Y  
Contact: 651-430-8370    Weather: [ NWS ]  
Notes:   Mix of woods and open prairie over rolling terrain. All trails are groomed skate and classic. Almost 9K of lighted trails.

Trail Reports:   2014-2015 season     File a new report     Request a new report

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015  posted: 2/24/2015 9:43:34 PM
Firsthand 
  Conditions: Skiable, but with bare patches.
I skied the lighted loops. Bare patches in some places, including a huge one at the bottom of the hill near the park ranger's office. Much of it is okay, but just be aware that the conditions in some places are rather rough, with the occasional grassy patch. C-skis.
(Torin Gustafson)
Saturday, February 21, 2015  posted: 2/22/2015 3:36:37 PM
Firsthand 
  Conditions: Nice skate deck, a little dirt but very nice.
I skied the brown, green, yellow, and orange trails. Firm skate deck recently groomed. Shallow, skier made classic tracks in some places. Bring your B skis.
(Bonnie Weiskopf)
Saturday, February 21, 2015  posted: 2/21/2015 4:39:28 PM
Firsthand 
  Conditions: Skating good due to several factors.
Three of us covered most of the trails from the chalet during the Noon to 3 pm period, as the (ideal) temps reached 22 F. Thanks to 1) recent 1" of snow, 2) very low usage since that snow (we were half the skaters in our time slot), and 3) mostly adequate coverage, base, and moderately low leaf/twig quotient, we were able to skate without too much concern on 90% of the trails. Grass poking through in a number of places, but grass is better than straight dirt or pebbles, one or two icy spots, and a narrow passage over the bridge on the Orange Loop. Yes, should have used my B skis, it turns out, but factors 1 and 2 made for an enjoyable outing.
(Rich Swenson)
Thursday, February 19, 2015  posted: 2/19/2015 4:56:23 PM
Firsthand 
  Conditions: Ok- nice alternative to man made.
Well not quite as good as I had hoped but with skiing with B skis. Yellow loop is ok. Orange loop is not good near the end by the bridge. Basically hard pack and bare dirt spots on places even on the yellow loop.
(Jim Carlen)
Monday, February 16, 2015  posted: 2/17/2015 7:45:44 AM
Firsthand 
  Conditions: Best of the year.
The skiing under the lights was excellent. I skated a couple loops on the Brown, Green, and Yellow. There was a little fluff over a solid track. It was one of my favorite skis of the season. I think I hit dirt a couple times, but it was surprisingly good.
(Torry Kraftson)

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