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.All Minnesota State Snowmobile Trails officially open on December 1.