Snow Depth and Groomed Trail Conditions
Taconite/David Dill State Trail - St Louis County
The entire trail from Ely to Hwy 73/Side Lake is groomed and in very good condition. A few hills west of Hwy 53 still have exposed rocks. SLOW DOWN in the ten-mile segment from Ely to Purvis Lake, the trail is narrow here.Please use caution on the trails and stay to the right. 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.
|Trail conditions: very good|
|Trail groomed? yes|
|Trail base: 1-7"|
|Trail mileage: 165|
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 January 26, 2022. Local snow depth is 7-21".
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.
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