Snow Depth and Groomed Trail Conditions

Taconite/David Dill State Trail - St Louis County

Trail conditions:

The entire Taconite between Ely and Side Lake has been groomed and is in fair condition. Trail base remains thin in places, especially in upland areas. Rocks are still popping up in places, especially between Hwy 53 and 73 and also between Ely and the Babbitt Spur trail. Lehtinen Creek to the Wolftrack got its first groom last week and was groomed again yesterday. There is active logging happening on a number of spots throughout the Grant-in-Aid and State Trail system. Please slow down and give trucks and logging equipment space. No Motorized Vehicles other than snowmobiles are allowed on State Trails or Grant-in-Aid snowmobile trails. Please use caution on the trails, travel at appropriate speeds, and stay to the right.

Snowmobiling
Trail conditions: fair
Trail groomed? yes
Trail base: 1-4"
Trail mileage: 165

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.

Facilities:

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

Last updated on January 22, 2021. Local snow depth is 5-14".

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.

Contact

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

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