Snow Depth and Groomed Trail Conditions

Cascade River State Park

Trail conditions:

The park missed the recent snowstorm, only 2-4" recorded. Still, there is a lot of skiing happening in the area - also check out Bally Creek Trails, Deeryard Trails, Sugarbush Trails and Pincushion Trails.The Lakeshore trail has closed to skiing. Hikers note the packed trail is icy - ice cleats recommended.Ski trails were last groomed March 11.The ski trail from County Road 45 into Cascade River State Park is groomed and the snow is deeper.

Trail conditions: fair
Trail groomed? partially
Trail base: 1"
Trail mileage: 17
Difficulty: intermediate (track)  
Trail conditions: poor
Trail groomed? partially
Trail base: 1"
Trail mileage: 2

The trail(s):
The trail is consistent with the North Shore topography; cliffs intermixed with forest land. All types of wildlife can be seen along the trail. Ski trails range from easy to difficult. One loop is available for the less experienced skier. Trails connect to other local trails outside the park.
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.


  • A warming house is available at the trailhead.
  • Ski passes are available outside the park office daily during the ski season. Otherwise, the park office is open and ski passes can be purchased on Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Winter camping is available. Contact park for further details.

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Last updated on March 12, 2021. Local snow depth is 1412".

Getting there

3481 W Hwy 61
Lutsen, MN 55612

From Lutsen, head north on Highway 61 to Cascade Park entrance. Trailhead is located one mile past the contact station in park.

Parking available at the trailhead.


Phone: 218-387-6000
Email: [email protected]
Contact hours are 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

More Info

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