Snow Depth and Groomed Trail Conditions

Taconite/David Dill State Trail - St Louis County

Trail conditions:

CAUTION: There is a timber sale crossing the trail in multiple spots west of Luckboy Pond. SLOW DOWN THROUGH THIS SEGMENT. The entire trail from Ely to Hwy 73/Side Lake was groomed earlier this week but will not be groomed again this season due to the rain and warm weather depleting the base throughout this week. Use extra caution as pockets of open water may start developing in the swamps. Also, be aware of developing ice flows, slush pockets throughout the trail, and watch out for exposed rocks and ground throughout the trail as Spring conditions continue, especially watch out on hills and in areas exposed to the sun. Please slow down and give trucks and logging equipment space, and always use caution and stay to the right when riding on the trails. No Motorized Vehicles other than snowmobiles are allowed on State Trails or Grant-in-Aid snowmobile trails.

Trail conditions: fair
Trail groomed? yes
Trail base: 0-5"
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.


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

Last updated on March 18, 2022. Local snow depth is 6-22".

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]
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