Trail Snow Report

Cascade River State Park

Trail conditions:

Received 6" of snow Feb 7. Trails packed and rolled on Feb 13th. Tracksetter will groom all trails on Friday February 15th. Three mile Lakeshore Loop is relatively flat and offers views of ice intermittently covering Lake Superior. The blue ice coated rocky shoreline offers unique experiences not available when snow is limited. The entire Moose Mountain Trail system has been fully groomed and tracked. Snowshoeing and winter hiking opportunities continue to improve. Hike along the Cascade River and marvel at the frozen waterfalls. Snowshoe off-trail for the best wilderness-like experience. Lookout Mountain, which rises 6oo' above Lake Superior, offers long-distance views into the park and Superior National Forest in the distance. Lots of snow and more to come!

Trail conditions: excellent
Trail groomed? yes
Trail base: 8-18"
Trail mileage: 17.0
Difficulty: intermediate (track)  
Trail conditions: excellent
Trail groomed? yes
Trail base: 8-12"
Trail 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.
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 February 14, 2019. Local snow depth is 14-28".

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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