George Washington State Forest - Bear Lake Trail

Trail conditions:

The northern section of the Bear Lake trail as well as the Little Bear trail was groomed on 1/16/2020. The southwest section of the Bear Lake trail is still being packed down to freeze through the swampy areas so it is not yet being groomed.

Trail conditions: fair
Trail groomed? partially
Trail base: 5-8"
Trail mileage: 11.0

The trail(s):
The terrain is often steep and rocky with an abundance of lakes and rivers. This area is a mix of forest offering views of wildlife and beautiful vistas.


  • A shelter is available along the trail.

Last updated on January 17, 2020. Local snow depth is 15-24".

Getting there

From Nashwauk, take Highway 65 north 17 miles to the Taconite Trail parking lot.

Parking available at Hwy 65 and Taconite Trail, Co Rd 7(Scenic Hwy) and Taconite Trail


Phone: (218) 328-8980
Email: [email protected]
Contact hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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