Trail Detail

Minneapolis, MN
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This trail is groomed across the chain of lakes in Minneapolis: Brownie, Cedar (including Cedar Lake Park), Lake of the Isles, and Lake Calhoun. Usually not groomed until mid-winter, once the ice is safe for vehicles.
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Reports 1 to 4 of 4    Month: Jan
Sunday, January 19, 2020
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
The Brownie Lake, Cedar Lake and Cedar Lake Park Trails were groomed and tracked this afternoon. Skate deck in good condition, some windblown areas. Classic track in very good condition.
(Michael Bono)
Friday, January 17, 2020
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Rock skis ]
394 bridge crossing, Brownie, Cedar Lake, and the Cedar Lake Park Trail were all in good shape, and I'm sure the incoming snow will put them in stellar condition.
Caution: the tunnel from Brownie to Cedar is ice covered in sand or small rocks. I felt and heard the friction and found new scratches on my skis. If the grooming crew or wind don't fill this in, I highly recommend rock skis or taking off skis and carefully walking through.
(Karl Holub)
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: Partial, B skis ]
Brownie has a wide trail along one side in good condition (but the tunnel was pure ice). Cedar was also groomed up to the Isles channel.
(Taylor Fay)
Monday, January 13, 2020
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: Most, B skis ]
Skied small portion of the Lake of the Isles channel. Someone else had been out so there were tracks which were nice to ski in. Only a few inches of snow so hard to pole in some spots on the ice (especially under the West Lake of the Isles Parkway bridge). Only skied to the railroad bridge - didn’t attempt to go under it because I spotted some spots with open water and didn’t want to attempt it. Still nice to make laps and a gorgeous snowy morning today!
(Jen Heerdt)