Trail Snow Report

Cascade River State Park

Trail conditions:

Spring Ski conditions have stabilized lately with temps below freezing but no new snow for the last two weeks. All trails east of the Cascade River (except the lakeshore trail) were renovated, packed and tracked on Thursday March 15th. Temperatures have moderated, but continue to remain mostly below freezing to help maintain great trail conditions. Trail conditions improve as you ski up and away from the trailhead. The Lakeshore trail has melted down providing a great hike along the shore. The ice sculptures along the lakeshore and the river are quite colorful and interesting, take a look while you're here. The Trail Center building, adjacent to the trailhead provides picnic tables, a soft drink machine and a wood stove.

Conditions: good
Trail groomed? yes
Trail base: 8-12"
Groomed mileage: 17.0
Difficulty: intermediate (track)  
Conditions: good
Trail groomed? yes
Trail base: 3-5"
Groomed mileage: 2.0

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.


  • 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 15, 2018. Local snow depth is 12- 22".

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.

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