Putnam/Fishing Lakes - Bear Island State Forest

Trail conditions:

The entire trail is groomed and in very good condition. It will be groomed again today. Please use caution when riding, travel at appropriate speeds, and stay to the right. Just a heads up, there are two organized trail rides this week, the Northland 300 throughout the week and weekend, and the Fun Run on Saturday between Ely, Babbitt, and Tower/Fortune Bay. No Motorized Vehicles other than snowmobiles are allowed on State Trails or Grant-in-Aid snowmobile trails.

Trail conditions: very good
Trail groomed? yes
Trail base: 2-6"
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 January 22, 2020. Local snow depth is 16-36".

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]
Contact hours vary, please leave a message.

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