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Grand Marais, MN
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Primarily classical trails with an 8K segment off the FR 158 trailhead. Connects into Moose Trail and Cascade River State Park.
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Trail Reports

Reports 1 to 3 of 3    Month: Jan | Dec
Sunday, January 17, 2021
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
Skied most of the Bally Creek Trails today, my first time this season. I was pleasantly surprised at how good it was compared to what I was expecting. The grooming was better that I have experienced in years. Tracks were firm, and surprisingly given the freeze thaw cycles we have been thru were not glazed. Coverage was very good except for some stubble. Most of the trails seemed to have a wider and firmer groom (good enough for double poling) than I was expecting and all were groomed. The ski down to Cascade State Park system was even skier groomed which I have not seen in years (Did not ski this portion of trail but tracks went down it and came out at the bottom on Pike Lake Road). Make sure to make a donation in the donation box in the parking lot.
(Tim Nelson)
Thursday, January 14, 2021
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
Good classic tracks throughout. Over half the trails have been recently groomed and the rest still have decent tracks. A few small segments haven't been groomed but have had enough traffic to be usable. No bare spots and minimal debris. Pretty!
(Kathy Steinberger)
Thursday, December 31, 2020
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Lots of fresh snow. Tracks were set on the southern trails, but we were pushing through fresh snow for several miles on the upper trails, especially north of the pond. Saw fresh packing and smelled like we just missed the snowmobile on the way out in the afternoon. Looks like lots of fresh grooming for new year's day. Empty parking lot when we started around 11-- full when leaving around 3!
(Dan Petters)