Snow Depth and Groomed Trail Conditions

Fort Snelling State Park

Trail conditions:

Trails throughout the park were last packed on January 20 and are in fair-to-good condition due to heavy use. Pike Island was groomed on January 27 and conditions are excellent. Hikers, please do not walk on ski trails and tracks. There are no snowmobile trails at Fort Snelling State Park.

Trail conditions: fair
Trail groomed? yes
Trail base: 12"
Trail mileage: 11
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.
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.


  • The Thomas C. Savage Visitor Center is open 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Wednesday - Sunday. Hours may vary due to staff availability.
  • Purchase a ski pass
  • Winter snowshoe rental is available at the office as conditions permit. Snowshoes are available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and must be returned by 3:30 p.m. The cost is $6 per pair for up to four hours. The office is closed on Mondays.
  • There is no camping allowed in the park.

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Last updated on January 27, 2023. Local snow depth is 12".

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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