Trail Detail

Minneapolis, MN
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South Wirth Park includes 10 kilometers of groomed trail, with a mix of beginner, intermediate and advanced trails. Trails include JD Rivers Loop, Wirth Lake Loop, Eloise Butler Trail, Quaking Bog/Norm Oakvik Trail and Bridge Trail.
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Trail Reports

Reports 1 to 2 of 2    Month: Nov
Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: Most, Rock skis ]
The trails around Wirth Beach and the Quaking Bog were groomed but pretty soft, so it was slow going for skate skiing. There was better coverage than expected, only a few bare spots. The wind blow was pretty severe in places though so it was especially slow going in those spots. I was skating, but I think it would be good for recreational classic skiers. There were no classic tracks, but the grip looked like it would be good. It's wonderful to be skiing on natural snow again--especially so early in the season!
(Katharine Woodman-Maynard)
Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Firsthand: Classic Secondhand 
[ B skis ]
Broke trail in 8" of fresh snow - a classic ski "hike". It was beautiful. Groomers rolled the South Wirth trails around supper time.
Note: My daughters skied last night after the roll. One on skate skis, one on classic. They recommend classic skis for now - skate deck remains soft after just one roll. Classic tracks have not been set.
(John Daniels)