Snow Depth and Groomed Trail Conditions

Maplewood State Park

Trail conditions:

The park has up to 15" inches of snow in the woods. The 1-mile Cataract Lake ski trail was groomed on February 27 and the longer 5-mile Grass Lake trail was groomed on Friday February 21. Expect icy areas on the ski trails in the mornings and soft/slushy areas in the afternoon. The overall ski trail conditions are fair to poor due to the recent warm temperatures and rain. Additional fresh snow will be required for any additional grooming. Snowmobile trails are in poor condition and were last groomed on February 20. The snowmobile trails have extended open areas of open ground - bare sections around corners and in open areas, please use caution. Local lakes have areas of slush. Never assume any ice is safe without checking its condition.

Trail conditions: fair
Trail groomed? no
Trail base: 12"
Trail mileage: 5.0
Difficulty: int. to exp. (track)  
Trail conditions: poor
Trail groomed? no
Trail base: 0-8"
Trail mileage: 21.0

The trail(s):
There is a mixture of hardwood forest and open spaces with rolling hills, some steep.
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.


  • Warming house open on weekends 9-4
  • Ski passes are sold at the park office.
  • You may find rentals in Detroit Lakes and Fergus Falls.

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Last updated on March 12, 2020. Local snow depth is 15".

Getting there

39721 Park Entrance Road
Pelican Rapids, MN 56572

Trailhead is located seven miles east of Pelican Rapids on Highway 108.

Parking is one fourth mile south of park office.


Phone: (218) 863-8383
Email: [email protected]
Contact hours may vary depending on staff availability. Self-registration kiosk available at park office when office is closed.

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