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Ely Minnesota Trail Conditions & Updates

The Ely area provides unique opportunities for those seeking hiking experiences.  Depending upon the experience you are seeking, assorted hiking trails can lead you either on a short jaunt, vigorous day trip or an extended wilderness trek.  Hundreds of miles of hiking trails can be accessed in the Ely area.  With good planning and proper trip preparation, a day on a Northwoods trail can be rewarding and memorable.  Hiking trail information and maps are available at the Ely Chamber of Commerce, the Kawishiwi Range District office, and at local lodging facilities.  

State trails open December 1 and close April 1.

Ely Area Trail Conditions – Thursday, March 23, 2017

Snow Depth: 2 inches


Snowmobile Trails

Area Lakes & Trails: Grooming on all area trails has been suspended and trails may have icy stretches and areas of exposed ground.  With warming weather predicted, standing water up to 18 inches may exist in low lying and wetland portions of the trail.  Lake travel by snowmobile is not recommended.  Area snowmobile clubs have pulled staked trails from lakes.  Open water areas exist in areas of current and constriction points.  Warming weather may create standing water areas, which can cause dangerous ice conditions.  With diminished snow and trail conditions, please use caution if riding area trails. 


Cross Country Ski Trails

Hidden Valley Ski Trails & Trezona Trail:  The Trezona Trail is closed for skiing, along with the Bowl Trail at Hidden Valley.  Backcountry ski trails at Hidden Valley remain open.  The trails are not currently being groomed.  Grooming will resume once we receive sufficient snow fall.

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