Ely Area Trail Report –February 17, 2019
Total Snowfall: 25”
Taconite/David Dill State Trail
Condition: Very Good
The entire Taconite is groomed and in very good condition. Be aware of logging operations on and around the trail just west of Hwy 1, south of Ely.
The spur trail leading from the Taconite to the Oasis Bar and Grill in Britt has been rerouted due to landowner issues. The reroute goes from the Taconite east of Hwy 53 (opposite side from the Oasis) to Peppard Rd, crosses Hwy 53 at the Peppard Rd Jct, and follows the ditch south to Peel Rd and to the Oasis.
Stony Spur - Last groomed on February 15. Outstanding Condition
Taconite Spur West - Last groomed on February 15. Outstanding Condition
Taconite Spur North - Last groomed Febrary 16. Outstanding Condition, however, caution from Highway 21 going north 3 miles as there is active logging in that area.
Putnam/Fishing Lakes Trail - is groomed and in very good condition. Be aware of an open spring just off the trail as you go around Putnam Lake.
Lake Vermilion- Soudan Underground Mine State Park Trail- are groomed and in very good condition.
Tomahawk Trail – From Ely to Knotted Pine is partially groomed and groomers are hoping to have the trails completely groomed before the weekend. Knotted Pine to the North Shore is groomed and in good condition. Burntside to Mud Lake is groomed and so is Mud Lake to Vermilion. Teams hope to have everything groomed within the next week.
Arrowhead State Trail
Condition: Very Good
The entire Arrowhead is groomed and in very good condition. Be aware of logging activity on and around the trail going north from Hwy 1 toward Lost Lake swamp.
Cross Country Ski Trails
Bear Head Lake State Park Ski Trails-No current report
Hidden Valley Ski Trails – A MN Ski Trail Pass is required. In good condition with a solid base.
Trezona Trail – No current report
Birch Lake Plantation Trail – Is groomed and in excellent condition.
Babbitt Golf Course Trail – Is groomed and in excellent condition.
North Arm Trails – Is groomed and in excellent condition for classic and skate skiing.
North Junction Trails – No current report