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Two Harbors, MN
20k
Skating/Classic
No
No
218-595-7100
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Some easy trails but the majority of trails are suitable for moderate skill level. Trails also include .8 k of difficult trail. The large western loop is groomed for skate-skiing.
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Reports 1 to 10 of 11    Month: Jan | Dec
Sunday, January 24, 2021
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Good skis ]
Skied the north west loop at 10:00 am. It had not been groomed and we were the first ones on the trail. Faint classic tracks under 3 inches of new snow. It was spectacular with no rocks. Many animal tracks including wolf tracks on much of the trail. Nothing better than new snow and bright sun.
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(David Baumgardner)
Sunday, January 24, 2021
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Great conditions at Gooseberry. Classic skied to outer loop of the northeast trails before the groomer came through. 2-3 inches of new, fluffy snow over a hard packed, crusty base. Classic tracks were (barely) visible, so we broke trail using the tracks. Slow, but good coverage and no ice. About 3/4 of the way around the loop we met the groomer. Conditions after that were good and faster, but I almost preferred the ungroomed snow. A bit thin near the visitor's center (and I suppose on the campground loop), trails on the north side of 61 were in much better shape.
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(Dave Gardner)
Saturday, January 16, 2021
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ B skis ]
The “upper” blue and black trails were groomed and are very good. The deck was well-groomed with nice double tracks. Things were a bit soft still yesterday afterwards but could have firmed up overnight. We’re planning on skiing here again Sunday. Kudos to the trail crew!
(Hal Leland)
Saturday, January 16, 2021
Afternoon
Observation Secondhand 
Snowshoeing around the campground area today and noticed the lower loop is in terrible shape. Lots of ice and spots where the classic tracks completely disappeared. Saw a few skiers and one of them said the trail was complete ice. Needs some new snow.
(Brandon Kime)
Monday, January 11, 2021
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: Most, B skis ]
Started at the visitor center, went under 61, skied the skate loop. Overall, the skate deck had good coverage with a few thin spots in places. It looked like things had been recently groomed. Lots of foot traffic near the visitor center and on the portion shared with the SHT. It did look like the hikers were avoiding the classic tracks which is nice. The grooming on the skate deck was a bit uneven between the 1st and 2nd passes, but otherwise a great ski.
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(Ryan Fabick)
Tuesday, January 5, 2021
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
Skied most of the trails today. Conditions were excellent except for a few patches of dirt and grass. Trails were freshly groomed.
(Felicia Abler)
Tuesday, January 5, 2021
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Excellent classic tracks once you get uphill from the Falls. No bare spots and minimal debris. First time I’ve skied Gooseberry and will be back. Multiple spectacular loop options through hilly north woods forest with plenty of lake views. Groomed corduroy available for steeper downhills. Saw two other skiers in three hours although parking lot starting to fill up as I was finishing. Strongly recommended.
(Kevin Bjork)
Saturday, January 2, 2021
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Another excellent day at Gooseberry. The trails were in great shape with deep and solid classic tracks. There were a lot of skiers - enough so you had to be aware on the two way trails of the possibility of someone coming in the other direction. The lake loop below the visitors center was very pretty today.
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(Tony Lockhart)
Thursday, December 31, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Fantastic. Trails freshly groomed after Wednesday snow. The loop winding down next to the river was especially nice. Beautiful blue sky above the lake.
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(Tony Lockhart)
Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Great! After the wonderful congestion at the visitors center of families and groups exploring the falls area, and crossing the highway, the trails were fantastic. The grooming was super and the classic tracks deep and solid. Lots of animal signs. There are new trail makers which help with navigation.
Photos:
(Tony Lockhart)

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