Snow Depth and Groomed Trail Conditions

Taconite/David Dill State Trail - St Louis County

Trail conditions:

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.

Snowmobiling
Trail conditions: very good
Trail groomed? yes
Trail base: 1-7"
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 26, 2022. Local snow depth is 7-21".

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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