Snow Depth and Groomed Trail Conditions

Glendalough State Park

Trail conditions:

Ski trails are groomed except Lake Emma extension and NW portion of Emma loop (heavy drifting). Track is good, but deteriorating near creek and will be icy in sunny areas. This will be the last grooming of season.

Trail conditions: good
Trail groomed? yes
Trail base: 7"
Trail mileage: 9
Difficulty: beg. to int. (track)  

The trail(s):
Trails pass through hardwood forests, often with scenic views of park lakes and rivers. Topography is rolling, but trails are primarily flat or with gradual slopes. Deer, fox and raccoon are plentiful and commonly seen. Glendalough offers a very quiet and natural skiing experience.
You can snowshoe anywhere in Minnesota's state parks and recreation areas, except on trails that are specifically groomed for another activity, such as skiing or snowmobiling.


  • A warming house is available on weekends after grooming begins or through reservation. Contact park for further details.
  • Daily ski passes are sold at the park office from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Ski and snowshoe rentals are available at park office from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays or by appointment.
  • 4 heated camper cabins and 2 heated yurts are available for reservation. Call the park in advance for winter tent camping.

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Last updated on March 23, 2023. Local snow depth is 22".

Getting there

24869 Whitetail Lane
Battle Lake, MN 56515

From Battle Lake, head north 1.5 miles on State Hwy. 78. Turn east on County Road 16. Follow 1.8 miles to park entrance road. Once inside the park, take park road until it turns into gravel, then turn right and cross bridge to trail center parking area.

Parking is available in the park. Vehicle permit required.


Phone: (218)261-6900
Email: [email protected]
Park open daily 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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