Snow Depth and Groomed Trail Conditions
Putnam/Fishing Lakes - Bear Island State Forest
Fishing Lakes trail is groomed and in fair to good condition. The Putnam Lake trail is getting its initial groom, also in fair to good condition. Watch for rocks on both of these trails, mainly on the hills. Please use caution on the trails and stay to the right. There is active logging happening on a number of spots throughout the Grant-in-Aid and State Trail system. Please slow down and give trucks and logging equipment space. 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: 1-6"|
|Trail mileage: 17|
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 13, 2022. Local snow depth is 7-19".
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.
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