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Rochester, MN
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A mix of newly constructed trails and existing bike paths located at Essex Park in NW Rochester. The northern trails are mostly wooded with many nice hills while the southern trails run through newly planted prairie. Groomed for both skate and classic by volunteers of the Rochester Active Sport Club.
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Reports 1 to 3 of 3    Month: Feb | Jan | Nov
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Firsthand: Both 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
Very good classic conditions. Deep and firm tracks (mostly). If you plan to classic in the wooded areas, I suggest you wear glasses. There's lot of branches hanging over the tracks, including twigs small enough to not be seen until they rake your face. Skating was poor to very good. Avoid the north trails which somehow had much of the skate deck plowed up. Some sections were unskiable, causing me to have to skate over the classic tracks (sorry!). The rest of the trails were nice with full coverage and decently firm. The south creekside trail is closed due to 2019 flood damage but the north creekside trail now has enough base to cover the rocks.
(Mark Orlowski)
Saturday, January 25, 2020
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
Able to skate ski this morning, base is in great shape. The trail was yet to be groomed. Some sections overblown and too much so to use. Difficult to stop and at times glide. Once groomed, should be a great trail. Classic track not well defined.
(Bryant Carlson)
Friday, November 29, 2019
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
The prairies had great coverage and were very nice. The wooded areas had lots of debris, mostly harmless leaves. There were a few spots were the dirt was starting to show. No classic tracks were set.
(Laura Cattaneo)