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Recent snowfall has greatly improved trail conditions especially the further north you ride. The 9 mile local access trail is ride-able but a little rough. The CJ Ramstad/North Shore State Trail was in Excellent condition according to some of our guests yesterday. You can also trailer 8 miles up Hwy. 2 to the DNR parking lot for direct access to the State Trail. Any additional snowfall will greatly improve conditions of the local access trail.


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Trail snow conditions for: C.J. Ramstad/North Shore State Trail

Comment details: (updated January 5, 2017)
The entire trail has been groomed this week and the trail from the Pequaywan Trail Junction to Grand Marais is slated to be groomed again on Friday night and from the Alger parking lot to Grand Marais on Saturday night. There isn’t enough snow to groom down to Duluth. There is between a 1-8” base from Duluth to Finland and between a 6-10” base from Finland to Grand Marais. There are logging operations occurring on the trail from north of the Tomahawk Trail Junction to Lake County Road #8 and also south of the Beaver River Shelter. If you do go riding, please use caution especially near logging operations and trail conditions will vary.

Skiing Snowmobiling
Conditions: Conditions: fair-good
Trail groomed? Trail groomed? groomed
Trail base: Trail base: 1-10 inches
Groomed mileage: none Groomed mileage: 146
Information shown in blue was updated on January 5, 2017. Local snow depth is 8-20 inches.
The trail:
The trail winds its way through remote, wooded areas behind the bluffs that overlook Lake Superior. From there you can see some of Minnesota’s most rugged and beautiful scenery.Facilties:

  • Finland to Grand Marais section: Rentals available at Gunflint Pines Resort, Hungry Jack Lodge, and Steve’s Sports & Auto.
  • Duluth to Finland section: Snowmobile rentals available at Beaver Bay Sports

Location Mile Date Depth Base Condition Groomed?
DULU – Jean Duluth Road 6 5-Jan-17 7 1 poor Groomed
FRRV – French River 13 5-Jan-17 9 2 Fair Groomed
FXFM – Fox Farm Road 22 5-Jan-17 14 4 Fair Groomed
WSTO – Westover 28 5-Jan-17 14 4 Fair Groomed
ALGR – Alger Park Lot 37 5-Jan-17 16 4 Fair Groomed
LOND – London Crossing 45 5-Jan-17 18 4 Fair Groomed
TRKS – NS RR Tracks 53 5-Jan-17 20 6 Good Groomed
FH11 – Forest Highway #11 58 5-Jan-17 22 7 Good Groomed
HFFG – Heffelfinger Road 71 5-Jan-17 23 8 Good Groomed
SONJ – Sonju Lake Road 82 5-Jan-17 18 6 Good Groomed
LCR8 – Lake County #8 91 5-Jan-17 20 6 Good Groomed
TEMP – Temperance Road 101 5-Jan-17 25 10 Good Groomed
SAWB – Sawbill Trail 108 5-Jan-17 24 10 Good Groomed
BARK – Barker Lake 117 5-Jan-17 20 8 Good Groomed
MTOE – Mistletoe Road 125 5-Jan-17 25 8 Good Groomed
PIKE – Pike Lake Road 130 5-Jan-17 21 8 Good Groomed
GUNF – Gunflint Trail Junct. 140 5-Jan-17 25 8 Good Groomed

Getting there

Duluth: From I35, take the 21st Ave. east exit to Woodland Ave. Turn right on Woodland Ave, follow to the Martin Rd., turn right. Parking is half mile down on the right.
Normanna Road: From Duluth take Cty. 37 north to Cty. 44, turn right, proceed for 1.2 miles, right on Cty. 38, lot is 1 mile east on left.
Two Harbors: From Hwy. 61 go north on Cty. 2 for 7 miles, right on Twp. 25, lot on right.
Beaver Bay: From Hwy. 61 go north on Cty. 4 which turns into Forest Highway 11, 9.5 miles on right.
Finland: From Highway 61, take Highway 1 to Finland, turn right on County Road 7, trail is one and one half miles on the right.
Lutsen: From Hwy. 61 take Cty. 4 north for six miles, lot on right.


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