Trail Detail

6.8km
Skating/Classic
Yes
No
320-255-6172
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The 4.2 miles of trails loop through trees, wetlands, prairies, and past granite quarries and rock remnants. Trails are rated Easy and Intermediate. Parts of the trails are groomed for skate skiing along with the classic. Check out the four miles of lighted trails.
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Reports 1 to 8 of 8    Month: Jan | Dec
Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Classic tracks set and skate deck packed. Snow was in great condition and depth, though there were quite a few leaves in the tracks. Sometimes the glide was better on the skate deck. Wonderful sunny day for a ski, and pleasant despite the leaves. Beautiful scenery in and around the quarries. Enough snow to do some bushwacking.
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(Craig Wiklund)
Friday, January 7, 2022
Afternoon
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Nice base of snow for the groomer today. Outside loop is skate ski with one classic track. Inside loop is set with two classic sets. Ski lights are on until 10 PM. Most of the trail is excellent but expecting drifting snow in spots so we'll say good!
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(Julie Nistler, Stearns County Parks)
Thursday, December 30, 2021
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Good skis ]
Excellent grooming for classic as well as skate. The couple thin spots are easily avoided. You can use good skis if you pay attention.
(Chad Czmowski)
Monday, December 27, 2021
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Stearns County area received 4.5 inches of snow. The ski trails had previously been packed so the new snow was great to work with. Groomers were out on Monday and the conditions were excellent. However, the wind was blowing leaves and branches and causing drifting snow in spots, so the official condition is good. The outside loop is groomed with one classic track and skate ski. The inside loop is groomed with two classic tracks. The 4.2 miles of trails are lighted and on until 10:00 PM.
Photos:
(Julie Nistler, Stearns County Parks)
Monday, December 27, 2021
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Beautiful trails today! No bare ground on the inner loop. I did classic skiing. This is only my 2nd year, and this snow is the best I've been on both last year and this year!
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(Melissa Wagner)
Saturday, December 18, 2021
Morning
Observation 
There is not enough snow for adequate skiing. Trails are ice covered with some bare spots. Rock skis are suggested.
(Sarah Weed)
Saturday, December 11, 2021
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: Most, Rock skis ]
Skied the inner and outer loop. Skate ski track looks usable. Did classic ski, some bare ground showing, especially in the middle loop by the prairie. Classic tracks are about 75% usable. Had to jump out of the tracks at times due to lack of snow. They did what they could to groom and is appreciative, just didn’t get enough snow in St. Cloud. Do not recommend skiing at night due to the bare patches to help save the skis.
(Chris Roering)
Monday, December 6, 2021
Night
Secondhand 
Not enough snow to groom. Park personnel were out Monday night monitoring the trails.
(Sarah Weed)