Trail Detail

Duluth, MN
Classic Only
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Korkki Nordic Center is a secluded trail just east of Duluth, consisting of a single-track classical trail. Wicked hills, flats, has everything. Trails were designed for racing and are recommended for those with at least intermediate to advanced classical skiing skills.
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Trail Reports

2023-2024 season
Reports 1 to 6 of 6    Month: Jan
Tuesday, January 23, 2024
Firsthand: Classic 
[ B skis ]
We skied up to the 4k cutoff at Korkki with a shovel and then back after the race. The tracks were in good shape with stuff sticking through on the way out and after the race somes of the tracks on corners, up and downhills were powdery. The shovel crew did a great job getting it ready for the kids though!
(Eve Graves)
Saturday, January 20, 2024
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: Partial, B skis ]
Fair coverage with some sticks and obstructions show thru. The trails are undulating with not enough snow to even them out yet. I used good skis but had to be careful. The "Big Hill" and others are not open yet but we enjoyed over 3.5 miles (6+k) of skiing.
(Robin Raplinger)
Thursday, January 18, 2024
[ Trails Open: Most ]
On Tuesday, Jan 23 the Korkki Ski trails will host the Two Harbors Invitational. To prepare for this high school race Korkki will be closed on Monday, Jan 22. Mark Helmer, the assistant chief of trails, is seeking volunteers on skis or snowshoes to meet at Korkki at 8:00am on Monday, Jan 22 to help shovel snow onto the race course in areas that are a bit thin. Mark suggests bringing a snow shovel or the first section of a roof rake to move snow from the side of the trail to the center of the trail.
(Dave Johnson)
Saturday, January 13, 2024
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: Most, Rock skis ]
Skied Dorothy's Loop and out to the 6k cutoff. Very fun to be out in the woods! Would recommend rock skis, as there are many roots and twigs poking through the snow. On Dorothy's Loop especially, watch for the bridges, as your poles can punch through the snow and through the wood slats and the ends of the bridges are occasionally not covered by snow and can catch your skis. There is also a section early on Dorothy's Loop on a downhill where part of the trail fell through to some water below. If you stay to the left, you should be okay. There are some bumps throughout the trail, as to be expected with little snow, but this makes for a fun adventure!
(Abigail Scheller)
Friday, January 12, 2024
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: Partial, Good skis ]
Felt great to ski a groomed trail in a beautiful, snowy forest. Some twigs sticking up here and there and lots of mini-moguls due to modest snowfall but a great experience. Dorothy's loop and the main trail to the 6k cutoff are groomed.
(Bob King)
Thursday, January 11, 2024
[ Trails Open: Most ]
Heard directly from owner Mark that 9K is groomed as they got about 8". Rock skis highly recommended as there was no base prior to this.
(Peter Peterson)