Trail Snow Report

Putnam/Fishing Lakes - Bear Island State Forest

Trail conditions:

As of March 18, grooming on the Taconite has been suspended. With the ongoing warm weather, sun, and rain over the last week, we have rapidly lost our trail base, creating large stretches of exposed ground and rocks on the trails. Swamps are also starting to open up in places. Use caution while riding at all times. Also please be aware of and slow down for ongoing logging activity on the trail east of the West Two Rivers trail bridge. Please travel at appropriate speeds and stay to the right. No motorized vehicles other than snowmobiles are allowed on these trails, the Taconite/Arrowhead State Trails, or Grant-in-Aid snowmobile trails.

Trail conditions: poor
Trail groomed? no
Trail base: 0-3"
Trail mileage: 17.0

The trail(s):
The Putnam and Fishing Lakes Trails traverse forested, rolling topography through birch, ash, and pine stands. Several small lakes dot the landscape along these scenic trails.

Last updated on March 22, 2019. Local snow depth is 7-22".

Getting there

650 Hwy 169
Tower, MN 55790

The trail may be accessed from the Taconite State Trail as well as the Iron Ore and Taconite Spur Grant-In-Aid trails.

Parking is available at the Taconite State Trail trailhead in Tower.


Phone: 218-300-7841
Email: [email protected]
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