Trail Detail

Duluth, MN
18k
Skating/Classic
Yes
No
1 Lower Lot 1 The Deeps 1 Oak Street
218-730-4321
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The Lester-Amity trail offers 15K of varied terrain for beginner to experienced skiers through pine, aspen, and birch forests. An additional 3K circles the Lester Park Golf Course and is accessible from the main Lester-Amity Trail. The openness of the golf course offers an excellent place for beginning cross-country skiers, and several short cuts are available. There is also a 5K trail portion that is lit in the mornings and evenings.
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Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
Great conditions for skating early this morning. I did not ski the lower area below marker A. The climb on the J loop had a lot of bare area, and downhill on the L loop was getting thin. The N loop was closed. Everything else was primo - fast, hardpacked but not icy. Well worth the visit!
(Tom MacDonald)
Monday, March 1, 2021
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Good skis ]
Skied Lester trails, green and blue today starting around noon. I had not skied these trails in several years and I used my waxless skis. The trail from the Lester River parking area was bare at the start but once up the hill the trails were great. We got there just after they were freshly groomed. Classic tracks set nicely and fresh corduroy for the skaters. Great day and I will be back.
(Laura Hansen)
Sunday, February 28, 2021
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Good skis ]
Trail not set but previous classic track in mostly excellent shape thanks to skiers. A few slick patches here and there. Nice to have my wax working again after the fresh snowfall. Got some kick!
(Bob King)
Saturday, February 27, 2021
Evening
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
Skate deck was icy when we got there around 5pm (to be expected after 40 degrees and sun) but relatively smooth with no big ruts. I would avoid the southern-most loop below Marker A- lots of bare patches and rocks down there. Otherwise conditions fine for B skis with some debris and dirt patches that can be avoided.
(Katie Leaf)
Thursday, February 25, 2021
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Super nice conditions at Lester this morning. The groomers worked some real trail magic. Fresh corduroy and solid classic tracks. Beware the section up from the playground, however. It was the one bare spot I encountered. Had to take off my skis and walk past the bike trail crossing. But other than that, all good, even the hill back down to the playground.
(Peter Passi)
Thursday, February 25, 2021
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Lester had been groomed and tracked this morning before I arrived at 9:30 am. No icy conditions, no soft spots, no debris on trail, and plenty of sunshine. Conditions were excellent. Thank you groomers!
(Bill Stroozas)
Monday, February 22, 2021
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Lester was in the process of being groomed when I began ski at 8:45 am. I was able to take advantage of of new tracks up to the C loop and then again when I met up with the L loop. Swix special blue seemed to work well in 30 degree conditions. Enjoy!
(William Stroozas)
Sunday, February 21, 2021
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
What a beautiful afternoon on the course. Light snow during my full Lester loop. Classic tracks were skied in and in good conditions. Skate deck was in good condition as well. Course had accumulated snow and with warmer temps made for a little grip in the tracks. Just great to be out!
(Brandon Kime)
Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Apparently groomed today, the trails were in pristine condition. Nice deep tracks with minimal debris. Skate deck looked flawless too. Perfect day. Get out there!
(Eddy Gilmore)
Monday, February 15, 2021
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Good skis ]
Very very firm! The tracks and the skate deck are both in good shape, especially considering it's been a week and a half since they were groomed and it never snows here anymore. The classic tracks have a fair amount of debris in them here and there. I was glad to be on fish scales.
(Catherine Winter)

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