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Woodland Trails
Elk River, MN
Trail Length: 15km  Maps: |
Groomed: Skating/Classical    Lighted: No Snowmaking: No
Contact:     Weather: [ NWS ]  
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, April 11, 2019  posted: 4/12/2019 7:30:53 AM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: Partial, Rock skis ]
  I skied about 5 k at woodlands. Trails were not groomed. The asphalt trail sections were thin but skiable. You had to be very careful not to break through and hit tar. The outer trails were closed due to the deep puddles and thawed ground. The grade was plowed. Great to get out and ski in April!
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(John Kallemeyn)
Tuesday, March 26, 2019  posted: 3/26/2019 11:04:53 AM
Grooming Scheduling 
[ Trails: Closed ]
  Similar to the swallows coming back to Capistrano on March 19th every year, we know that when Wrong Way doesn't show up on Saturday and Sunday morning at 7, it is time to close the trails. So, until next we see you on snow, we will once again leave you with the Trail Crew motto: Woodlands, built by skiers, groomed by skiers, for skiers! Enjoy your summer!
(Dave Anderson)
Saturday, March 16, 2019  posted: 3/16/2019 6:49:00 PM
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: Partial, B skis ]
  Groom-ski-repeat! There were plenty of hot laps on our little loop today, so we will do it again in the morning. Grooming plan: The woodchoppers will be heading out at 8 am, so grooming will be done by then. Use caution on your first lap. Enjoy the speed after that.
(Dave Anderson)
Saturday, March 16, 2019  posted: 3/16/2019 4:23:55 PM
Firsthand Scheduling 
[ Trails Open: Partial, B skis ]
  This just maybe the best 3.5k loop in the area. I have it on good authority that there is a grooming run scheduled for tomorrow morning before 8:00am. So if you have the time put on the green tights and enjoy a couple laps on St. Patty's Day.
(Robert Bullis)
Saturday, March 16, 2019  posted: 3/16/2019 10:55:35 AM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: Partial, B skis ]
  The groomed loop is very good. Fast and icy, but able to get an edge. Just shy of 4k as per my watch. A little bit of everything, uphills, downhills, and flats. Get out there before it gets too warm, you won't regret it! As posted earlier, stay on the groomed trail. There are lots of puddles on other segments, and on my reconnaissance mission yesterday to see what we could groom, I put my skis in the middle of one that snuck up on me. Needless to say, wet feet in the cold is no fun.
(Zach Varty)

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