Snow Depth and Groomed Trail Conditions

Taconite/David Dill State Trail - St Louis County

Trail conditions:

The entire trail is in fair condition and has been groomed from Ely to Hwy 73 in the last few days. Operators have been able to keep bumps and corners leveled off and cover bare spots with more snow, but please continue to watch for rocks and bare spots on the trail. We will be grooming the trail again before the weekend. We anticipate next week to be our last week of grooming on the Taconite. Please use caution when riding, travel at appropriate speeds, and stay to the right at all times. 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: 0-6"
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 March 05, 2020. Local snow depth is 12-32".

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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