Ely Minnesota Trail Conditions & Updates

The Ely area provides unique opportunities for those seeking hiking experiences.  Depending upon the experience you are seeking, assorted trails can lead you either on a short jaunt, vigorous day trip or an extended wilderness trek.  Hundreds of miles of 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.  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 29th, 2018

Snowfall Depth: 17 inches

Trail grooming ceased in mid-March.  With the warm temperatures the trail bases are at 0-2 inches and trails are considered in poor condition.  There are stretches of exposed ground, rocks and roots.  Lake surfaces have slush on the surface and areas with current may have thinning ice conditions.  Use caution if using trails or riding on area lakes.  State trails close as of April 1st.

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