Trail Snow Report

Fort Snelling State Park

Trail conditions:

Pike Island has been packed and classic ski track set. All other trails have not been packed due to equipment failure. The trails are in poor to fair condition. (3/10)

Conditions: fair
Trail groomed? yes
Trail base: 8"
Groomed mileage: 11.0
Difficulty: beginner (track)  

The trail(s):
The trail sits in the forested river bottoms consisting of cottonwood, green ash, silver maple and willow. The park harbors an abundance of wildlife, including deer, fox, woodchucks, and skunks. Learn more about winter fat bike trails, too!


  • Trail users can warm up in the Visitor Center (open daily 8-4).
  • Daily ski passes are sold at the park office.
  • Snowshoes rental available at the park office.

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Last updated on March 10, 2018. Local snow depth is 10".

Getting there

101 Snelling Lake Road
St. Paul, MN 55111

Fort Snelling State Park is located on Post Road off State Highway 5, just west of the main terminal exit for the International Airport.

Parking is available at the park entrance, Visitor Center, various other parking lots in the park, and across the Minnesota River near the Henry Sibley Historic Site (for access to the eastern trails).


Phone: (612) 279-3550
Email: [email protected]
Contact hours are Sunday through Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., hours may vary. Warming house hours are 9 a.m. -3 p.m., daily.

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