Snow Depth and Groomed Trail Conditions

Maplewood State Park

Trail conditions:

The park has 10" of snow in the woods, hills, valleys and prairies. The 5 mile Cataract Lake Ski Trail was packed last week on Wednesday, January 6th and remains in fair condition. Additional grooming and track-setting of the trail, however will require additional snow and cooler temperatures. Snowmobile trails are in poor condition due to the warm weather and lack of snow deep enough to groom. Additional snowfall will be required for snowmobile trail grooming to begin. Please note that the Trail Center warming house will remain closed until further notice.

Trail conditions: fair
Trail groomed? partially
Trail base: 3"
Trail mileage: 5
Difficulty: int. to exp. (track)  
Trail conditions: poor
Trail groomed? no
Trail base: 1"
Trail mileage: 21

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 January 13, 2021. Local snow depth is 10".

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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