Snow Depth and Groomed Trail Conditions

Glendalough State Park

Trail conditions:

Beaver Pond and Lake Emma trails (east side of loop) are groomed and in very good condition. Annie Battle Lake Trail is groomed with a very good track, but it is very bumpy in drifted sections.

Trail conditions: very good
Trail groomed? partially
Trail base: 18"
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 and season ski pass self-pay envelopes are available at the park entrance station. 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 February 27, 2022. Local snow depth is 36".

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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