Trail Snow Report

Taconite/David Dill State Trail - St Louis County

Trail conditions:

The Taconite is open but very rough. It remains ungroomed due to lack of snow and the swamps not having enough ice. The wetlands areas are especially rough due to frozen ruts, hummocks, etc and not enough snow. The trail crew is packing the trails so the swamps/wetlands will freeze thick enough to support grooming equipment. Trail use is not recommended, please use extreme caution and travel at your own risk.

Trail conditions: poor
Trail groomed? no
Trail base: 0"
Trail mileage: 165.0

The trail(s):
Taconite State Trail stretches one hundred sixty five miles from Grand Rapids to Ely through many scenic vistas of rolling hillsides, lakes, rivers and forests.


  • There are several trail shelters along the trail located at popular stopping points offering scenic vistas..

Last updated on December 07, 2018. Local snow depth is 1-6".

Getting there

650 Hwy 169
Tower, MN 55790

There are various spots to pick up this trail. Parking and trail access available in Ely, Tower, Hwy 169 south of Tower 5 miles past Buyers Y Store, Hwy 1 about 4 miles north of 169 and Hwy 53 just north of trail crossing.

Parking is available at the above locations.


Phone: 218-300-7841
Email: [email protected]
Contact hours vary, please leave a message.

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