Snow Depth and Groomed Trail Conditions

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 last groomed on 2/18/2020. The southwest section of the Bear Lake trail has not been groomed at this time. With the spring melt in full swing there are sections that are down to bare dirt and icy patches. There is also a section that has been plowed to bare dirt for a logging operation. Watch for them using and crossing the trails, ride with caution, and stay to the right.

Trail conditions: poor
Trail groomed? partially
Trail base: 0-4"
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 March 19, 2020. Local snow depth is 0-20".

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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