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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).

Trail Reports:   2017-2018 season   view current season

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Sunday, January 28, 2018  posted: 1/28/2018 1:24:04 PM
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
  Intermediate to expert skiers only conditions. Although trails 99 % covered, only about 60 % were with loose snow allowing good edge control. Only a few uphills that were hard ice (Peeper Hollow) and any trail sections that are exposed to sun are more ice than snow, but the trails on grass and North Mickey connectors are really pretty good. Want to use caution to avoid hitting deer as much as anything regarding the icy conditions. Saw two herds of 6 to 10 deer again running around the ski trails. The only really strange sight today was Sunday afternoon with only one car in the lot at Woodlands, my car.
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(Dean Kleinhans)
Saturday, January 27, 2018  posted: 1/27/2018 8:59:17 AM
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Rock skis ]
  The groomers made a run this morning to try and soften up the trail. Conditions are getting very thin and icy in spots. Coming off the X on Bull Snake Run and coming off Maple Hill are icy use caution. Also several of the uphill climbs have ice. I would recommend rock skis. The conditions may not improve until we get more snow.
(Rob Bullis)
Monday, January 22, 2018  posted: 1/22/2018 8:50:49 PM
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
  A little more than one new inch freshly rolled compliments of Shear-Pin and Ancient One. You will find a few wind blown spots, especially on Stony Rollers, some small drifts, a couple of small bare spots on the Prairie Loop and about 9.8km of decent skiing on the outer 10km loop. Enjoy!
(Dave Anderson)
Sunday, January 21, 2018  posted: 1/22/2018 11:03:35 AM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
  Conditions deteriotated since meltdown began, but not severely. Still coverage adequate to go around all loops, just need to be cautions for a few brown spots. Skating surface was getting icy, although still possible to control speed on downhills. The classic tracks were wonderful to double pole in, very glazed. I found the outing for an hour very worthwhile, although it would really be great to get a few more inches of fresh snow to allow groomers to make a run.
(Dean Kleinhans)
Saturday, January 20, 2018  posted: 1/20/2018 9:30:44 AM
Firsthand 
[ B skis ]
  Was out at 7:30 this morning the trails are still holding up but getting thinner. Couple of icy spots one coming down Bull Snake Run and the other was coming off the top of Maple Hill. Take care on the paved trails and enjoy the ride.
(Rob Bullis)

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