Snow Depth and Groomed Trail Conditions

Banning State Park

Trail conditions:

Snowmobile trails are cleared and accessible. All other trails in the park have trees down or branches blocking parts. Visitors have been using the park and getting around areas. Please use caution on trails

Trail conditions: poor
Trail groomed? no
Trail base: 0"
Trail mileage: 0
Difficulty: beg. to int. (track)  
Trail conditions: fair
Trail groomed? no
Trail base: 12"
Trail mileage: 6

The trail(s):
The trails offer beautiful birch, aspen and pine forests along the wild and scenic Kettle River as well as the historic Sandstone quarry. There are 13 miles of ungroomed ski trail.
You can snowshoe anywhere in Minnesota's state parks and recreation areas, except on trails that are specifically groomed for another activity, such as skiing or snowmobiling.


  • Rentals available in Sandstone.

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Last updated on January 06, 2023. Local snow depth is 21".

Getting there

P O Box 643
Sandstone, MN 55072

The park is located four miles north of Sandstone. The entrances is off I-35 and Minnesota highway 23. Follow the signs to the park. From the park office, follow signs to winter parking lots in the park picnic area.

Parking is available at the picnic area.


Phone: (320) 216-3910
Email: [email protected]
Office contact hours are intermittent due to limited staffing schedules.

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