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Snowmobile trail conditions

People are riding the CJ Ramstad/North Shore State Trail. Due to the lack of cold weather there are a lot of wet areas on the trail. Lakes are not safe.

The DNR and area clubs have been clearing a lot of downed trees due to recent storms. Near Lake Superior the snow depth is less compared to a few miles inland. Snowmobiles have been packing down the local spur trail so the club can groom it once we receive more snow.

The feedback that we’re getting is that the trails are rideable but if you expect “early season” conditions – you’ll still have a fun ride!

MN DNR trail report dated 12/31/15:

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

Comment details: (updated December 31, 2015)
The trail has been packed & groomed this week from Duluth to Grand Marais. The entire trail is slated to be groomed again on both Friday & Saturday night. There is between a 1-4″ base from Duluth to the Alger Parking Lot near Two Harbors & between a 3-5” base from the Alger Lot to Grand Marais. Trailering to one of the parking lots along the trail is advised due to low snow cover near the shore. Please be aware of snow covered brush & branches hanging over the trail. There could be water flowing under the snow in some areas & the lakes, swamps, rivers & creeks aren’t completely frozen. If you do go riding, please use extreme caution & trails conditions will vary.


Recent article from the Duluth News-Tribune:

Downed trees, mushy ground hampering trails in Minnesota Arrowhead



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